Sunday, January 8, 2012

Altered Paint Can

I wanted to post this the other day but had to wait until I actually gave it away so I didn't spoil the surprise! I made my first altered paint can. I have been wanting to try one of these for such a long time! I actually bought the can awhile ago, but just didn't feel any creative juices flowing as to how to decorate it! Then I got invited to my friends baby shower and figured I'd give it a shot! I love how it turned out!!

I covered the handle with tons of ribbon. At first I was using all pinks but halfway thru decided to add touches of blue, green, white, yellow, and purple to compliment the papers.

I just made a simple flower with a button center for the top.

then I filled it with some baby goodies: lotions, powders, binkies, bottles, a small frame

Then I couln't find a gift bag big enough to fit the can comfortably, so I tore apart one I got for Christmas and learned how to make my own. I used a paper bag from Giant and then stamped it up. There has to be an easier way to do it though because I struggled terribly with it. Although it turned out kinda cute and my friend loved it. I was just surprised it held up and didn't fall apart when picked up.

I love that I have this God given talent to make things. It always feel good to give away homemade goodies, and I feel like it adds a hint of both the giver and the receivers personality into the gift!
Posted by Picasa


  1. Oh my goodness Jenn, how cute is that!! The can is adorable and your bag turned out great too!!
    You are indeed blessed!

  2. What a great job on your paint can. I love what you did. It's so pretty and your bag, well, so clever!

  3. Your paint can is too cute! I love what you did with the bag, too!