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Holiday Craft Project: Paint Cans

Each year, I usually find some now way to entertain myself, and that also works into holiday gift giving for friends. Last year I bought 30 Christmas ceramic loaf pans, and baked an assortment of breakfast breads to fill them.

This year, I went to Home Depot I bought 20 clean, empty gallon paint cans. I washed them again. I went to my scrapbook paper "file" and pulled out sheets of Christmas paper, made a simple pattern (two sheets of 12x12 paper, trimmed, with cutouts for the handle), and my circle cutter (or trace a lid) for the paint can lids. (Wrapping paper could also be used.) One can of spray adhesive, some old newspaper on the patio table, and I was in business.

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Now for the fun part. DECORATING the cans. Since I scrapbook, I also had a supply of holiday decorations, trims and accents. I have tons of Christmas ribbons and trims, so I raided those as well. Last year's holiday cards, flat ornaments, or digital photos could also be used!

Here are a few of the finished cans:

PRETTY ones:
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HOLLY ones:
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SNOWY ones:
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More tomorrow!

Comments (5)

Barb Cabot:

Palma, you never cease to amaze. The cans are brilliant, clever gift packaging. I am in awe!

WOW! Like Barb I am in awe as well.

These look amazing! You could sell them on eBay and that would pay for your next trip to Italy!

Palma has been dancing the can-can.
Barb & Jerry know what they're talking about!
Brilliant =D

Nancy:

Good idea, Jerry! I swear that you can buy just about anything on eBay, and Palma's amazing crafty things would make her an instant hit! Good job, Palma!

Gigi:

Sandi sent me here and I'm glad she did! WOW! You have done a great job with paint cans. What a creative way to package gifts.

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