Thursday, June 3, 2010

DIY: Veggie cans turned into home decor!

Last night inspiration hit me around dinner time. I was making one our favorite meals…CHILI, which meant I had a bunch of cans left over after making it.


Instead of tossing them right into the recycling bin I knew that in a couple of mins with supplies from my craft closet I could make them into chic home accessories.

First step is of course to strip them clean!


I came up with three different looks.

Look #1: Natural Elements


- clean can


-self adhesive cork (this was in my closet, but you can pick up a roll at Target)


With two simple cuts and a peel of backing on the cork you have this:

A chic vase for your office.


Or it can hold some office supplies:


* In order to actually use the cork with push pins you’ll need to wrap the cork around about 2-3 times to make it thick enough for the push pins.

Look #2: Animal instincts


-clean can


-left over ribbon

-hot glue gun

- 1 sheet of felt (This was in my closet, but it was around .89 cents at Michaels)


With two simple cuts, a bit of glue to hold in place careful placement of ribbon to cover the seams you have this:

A chic vase for your guest bathroom:


Or a new place to store your toothbrushes:


Look #3: Girly Glam


-clean can


-roll of velvet ribbon

-glue gun


This one takes the longest, because instead of just continually wrapping ribbon around the can I made individual pieces and glued each end onto the can.

A chic vase for your living room:


Or a new candle holder: I had a bunch of large tea lights left over from the little backyard pick me up (pictured in front of holder). So we stacked them instead the can to get some height and voila new soft light source!


It literally took me 30 mins to get all three of them done. I’m so happy with how they turned. Now I have some chic new home accessories for pennies!

The possibilities are endless. What would you use them for?


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Blogger Live In Full Color said...

Very Chic! Love the cork one-great idea.

June 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good job i love each one. especially the leopard one. i think i will give it a try. thanks for the idea.

^-^ oxox

June 3, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Great idea, I'm definitely doing this asap. I could use a few more containers for odds and ends.

June 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Janna said...

Oh no you didn't!! Love them all, but I'm partial to the cork. I may even try modpodging them with coordinating fabric strips or scrapbook paper. They would make great plastic cutlery holders for outdoor dining. Great idea! Thanks :)

June 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Mylyne said...

I liked how you found a way to make the cans "green" and at the same pretty!

June 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

I was a little skeptical at the beginning of this - but I love it - especially the cork!

June 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

Camilla! did I email you? I cannot remember. I need your help.

Love your crafts! you know I love crafts.

June 3, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Nicole-Lynn said...

Very cute! I've seen some used as wedding table centerpieces with flowers in them and a simple ribbon or wrapped like you showed in your pics... such a great idea, also cost friendly too!

June 3, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Such a great, easy idea! Love the cork one. Thanks!

June 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger My Galveston Cottage said...

You had me with your headline. These are great!! Thanks for the dose of creative inspiration. cheers, -susan

June 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger On the Glam said...

The cork one is my fave!

June 3, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Lovely Little Nest said...

Love the ribbon idea! Will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing! :)

June 3, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger bazaarofserendipity said...

Such a cute Diy I like the pink ribbon one the best :-)

June 3, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger A Dance With Grace said...

Love them all! The cork was a great idea! I use scrapbook paper and mod podge to decorate large tin buckets (perfect for storing towells, etc.). I think I'll post them tomorrow. :) Well done!!

June 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Kelly Green said...

weel done - these look excellent!

June 4, 2010 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I need to eat things from a can!! Now!!! Oh - the possibilities!! a.w.e.s.o.m.e!!

June 4, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger MSJNT said...

This is such a doable idea.I might have to do this for all of my pens and pencils. Thank you for the tip on my blog too. HUGS!!!

June 5, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger A Dance With Grace said...

Ok, commented before, but I loved it so much that I linked your post in my blog with my project from a year ago that I mentioned in my first comment :). Hope that's ok!

June 7, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

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