Thursday, November 5, 2009

9 Pretty in Paper!

I have to admit, I am a sucker for using scrapbook paper to dress things up a bit!  So that may be a common theme you see repeated as I create new posts, so I apologize for any repetition, however you just can't go wrong with the stuff!!

I was recently catching up on some magazine reading, and I found a project I had done awhile back, basically for free and with a super cute end result!

Here is a pencil cup I had created using a soup can, some scrapbook paper and a little ribbon:


And here is a picture from the fall 2009 issue of Better Homes & Gardens 100 Decorating Ideas Magazine:




As you can see, there is no need to stop at soup cans, you can use a variety of pantry packages to create organization on the cheap!

9 comments:

  1. How do you make the edges of the can smooth so you dont cut yourself?

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    1. My can opener will dull the edges for me. I don't use the cans with the pull tab tops because they are just too sharp.

      xoxo,
      Jen

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    2. Yup, I cut myself yesterday on the inside of the can. The can was a pop top that I opened with my can opener. I was thinking you could use that same ribbon on the inside of the top to cover any sharp edges. Or overlap the can with fabric.

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  2. I agree with Our Happy Family -- Curious minds want to know!

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  3. I have a hand-powered can opener from Pampered Chef that removes the top bit without sharp edges. It's a bit pricey, but worth every penny. I can remove the top & drain without the lid falling into whatever I'm draining. :-)

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  4. Do you hot glue the paper on or use modge podge?

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  5. I typically use hot glue. Seems to hold up the best! :)

    xoxo!
    Jen

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  6. I also have the Pampered Chef one, takes some time to get used to but so worth it!

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  7. If you put hot glue along the edge of the can on the inside where it's sharp, it dries quickly and creates a rubber like seal around the sharp metal. :D

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