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!