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Monday, January 31, 2011

By Request -- Coffee Can Upcycle

Hi Friends,

Someone mentioned wanting to see more of the coffee can storage that you got a peek at in my laundry room makeover, so here ya go.  Another free and fun trash-to-treasure makeover using only what I already had on hand (office tags, rubber stamps, empty coffee cans, and leftover wrapping paper):

Started with this:

And here's how the finished project came out:

And here they are in my sewing area, holding all my notions:

This would be a really cute way to organize scrapbook supplies also, and dress up a crafty space at the same time.  Use scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, newspaper, book pages, etc., and any size can -- juice cans, veggie cans, large coffee cans, etc.  I'm thinking I'll have to start saving every can we use from now on (especially if I hope to EVER reign in my abundance of scrapbook supplies)!

Have Fun and Get Smitten!
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  1. I love the polka dots and those wonderful labels! Glad I saw them over at Metamorphosis Monday.

  2. Hi Kara! Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm sorry you're so homesick- but I'm glad to meet another Oregon girl! where were you originally from?
    Your supply cans are adorable. I especially love those tags. I hope you enjoy blogging- such a great creative outlet and way to meet some other creative peeps! :)

  3. oooh...so cute! saw them at c.r.a.f.t....

  4. Gave you an award drop by to pick it up if I haven't said it already your blog is one of the cutest!

  5. that looks amazing!! I love how they look all together!! would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings if you have a chance!

  6. dear Can~Polka,

    I enjoyed another look at your sewing space today! And not one bit surprised to read that you are a scrap~booker too. {YAY for Scrappin'}
    Just remembered I have a darling little red~polka~dotted suitcase that stores some scrap~stuff in my space...And I just came across some gorgeous red~polka~dotted fabric in a box of leftover material from years ago. It looks as bright as ever, and I intend to make my little grand~daughter an outfit soon. It caught my eye, and made me smile because of you! Now that I think of it, I could use some to cover some cans like yours!

    Dots 'to die~for'

  7. oooh...so cute! saw them at c.r.a.f.t....


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