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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.


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:

HOLLY ones:

SNOWY ones:

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


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!


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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