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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Crafty Can


I received a couple emails about my "No. 5" kitchen utensil can. One reader, Laura, guessed it! It was just a coffee can with burlap and paint. Cheapest craft I've ever done, since I already had everything laying around. This old coffee can sat in my backyard full of clothes pins, until one day when I busted out the burlap and glue gun.


I loosely stole the idea from these Pottery Barn cans...

Pottery Barn
I cut out a burlap scrap with 5 extra inces for the bottom and inside....
Applied hot glue to a section of the can....
Once the sides were complete, I pleated the bottom and glued it to the can.
I did the same inside, with less pleating.
Then I used tracing paper to copy a the "No. 5" that I wrote up on a Word document. I just messed with the size and font until I found what I liked. Then I traced in onto some black craft paper that I had and cut out the stencil with an exacto knife.
I taped the home-made stencil onto the can and painted in on with some 99 cent acrylic craft paint. Thats it folks. Easy Peasy.




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13 comments:

  1. It might be cheap to make but it looks really cool.

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  2. No WAY! Too easy...LOVE it! Totally copying it today!

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  3. Love this Karli, simple and so effective!

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  4. Love the texture, so unusual in a utensil caddy.

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  5. I just came across your blog today and I'm already in love! Your kitchen looks beautiful. My husband and I will be building a home this summer and we've talked about having a ceiling similar to your tin (maybe tin?) walls. Can you tell me about them or do you have a blog post where I can read up on it?? In the meantime, I'm off to read some more of your fab blog posts!!
    MegMac

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  6. Very cute! It reminds me of the centerpieces I made for my wedding reception. I took empty coffee cans, covered them in white contact paper, made a criss cross pattern on the top with tape, filled half full with water & then popped in my white roses. I tied a ribbon that matched my bouquet around it for color. They were simple, cheap & gorgeous.

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  7. I have to copy this! So easy and yet so stylish! 2 of my favorite things!

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  8. Fantastic! Love your tin backsplash too.

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  9. That is so cute!!! If you have not already -- check out someday crafts -- she has a "can" party today -- you would fit right in!!

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  10. Hi there,
    This is my first time at your blog and LOVE this project!! Girl after my own heart! I have a bolt of burlap sitting in my basement (at $2 a yard, lol) SCREAMING for a project like this!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    Kristi

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  11. What a GREAT idea! As others said, I love the texture, but I also love the price tag. Just perfect.

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  12. Wow this is a fabulous idea! Such a simple update and looks amazing! Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! Thanks so much for sharing! Great inspiration!

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