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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Favour Cans....

I was trying to get this tutorial done for Someday Crafts' Categorically Crafting, back n May, but just couldn't with Cheeky Monkey's party planning taking over so here it is....

The Princess wants an "Under the Sea" party for her 3rd in August, so I attempted to take the millions (it seems like it) of formula cans and turn them into a Favour Tin of some sort.

1. Gathering of materials I needed:
a formula tin, or any tin (coffee, pirouline, etc), scrapbook paper, glue gun and glue, paper cutter, measuring tape, modge podge, ribbon, Cricut, & Create-a-Critter cartridge)
* No Cricut, no problem just gather stickers, and embellishments in the theme you choose.

2. Removed the paper from the outside of the can. Also I washed out the inside of the can & the cover (make sure you dry it very good.)
3. I cut out my embellishments from the Cricut cartridge on my Expression (gotta love Mr. Man for getting me this for our anniversary last year) Then assembly the cut-outs with a glue stick or brush and paper glue (your choice).

                                        Here are the finished embellishments I chose for the can:

4. Now since it was going to be kids getting these I wanted to be safe (the inside of these cans are sharp. I have cut myself several times when scooping out the powder)

...So what I did is took my glue gun and ran several row of hot glue around the edge until it was built up and covered the sharp edge. Then I took a length of ribbon and started to cover the glue rows with it by running the hot glue around the top just inside the rim and the glue on the sharp edge. Pressing it in as I went along.

Here is what the inside looked like after I finished.....No more Sharp edges!!

5. Then I took the measurements of the can from rim to rim. [Mine was 13 cm (4 15/16th")]. Then measured the circumference, mine: 41 cm (16.5")....scrapbook paper is only 12 X 12 so I had to piece together some pages.

I used an elastic to secure the paper until the hot glue dried, which I ran around the edges and the overlap of the paper. I did not remove all the glue from the can's wrapper and made use of this to hold the paper in place too.

6. Then I attached the embellishments to the outside once it was dry.
                          Here's what the shell says... 

7. Modge Podge the circle that fit just inside the dip in the cover, approx. 5" diameter. Then added the crab.

8. Ta-da!!! You're done...now fill with the treats.

           It was a hit with the Princess, she carries it around all the time talking about her party.

* A few of things I will do differently on the next one:
1. I would have changed is putting ribbon length under the scrapbook paper in the beginning so as to create a handle to carry it.
2. Modge Podge didn't really stick the crab circle to the cover, so I would use glue dots next time.
3. Option to the  crab and circle would be to make a hole so the favour tin becomes a bank after.
4. Ribbon around the bottom rim 

I hope that I made tis tutorial understandable. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions about what I did. I will post pictures of the other tins as they are completed. 

I also used one as a time capsule for the Princess' 1st birthday....now must make one for the Cheeky Monkey's 1st birthday!!!!

My little sister wants to use some for her wedding next year, possible table decorations...will keep you posted.

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Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Very cute! :) great job! :)

Anonymous said...

What a darling idea! Every princess deserves one, huh? Where's mine then (haha)!!! Thank you for sharing!

Al said...

Great idea, original, I like it.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

You won the meal planner giveaway on my blog and I gave your site a shout out. Come check it out! Also,
love your favour cans. So cute. Please come link up to my Tot Tuesdays party when you get a chance. I'd be happy to feature them.

Jill said...

What a great idea! And nice clear instructions on how to!! Thanks for sharing.

seven thirty three said...

Great twist on a favor container!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Michelle said...

I am visiting you via Some What Simple.
What a fantastic idea, The tin looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

So very creative and cute! Those favors are awesome! Thanks for linking up with me today!


Cindy said...

These are super cute. I love re-purposing things. I keep looking at the containers we get from our Nestle Quik, my kiddo is a cocoa-aholic and wondering what I could do with them. Anyway, stopping by from NFFRiday. When you get a moment stop by my blog and follow if you'd like.

Unknown said...

This is super cute. Good use of cans.
Happy new friend friday.
Following your cute blog, come follow me :)
Gros bisous

sucor said...

Great project and tutorial - clear and easy to follow. I love your solution for the sharp edges and will definitely use it!

Lori said...

Very cute.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

Anonymous said...

Love the idea and posting!

I found your blog on "Follow Me Friday." I'm now a follower!

Have a GREAT weekend!


Leslie said...

So cute! Thanks for linking them to Hoo's got talent!

Erin said...

So clever. I love them!


Fowl Single File said...

I love the cute sea creatures! That's a great idea and I'm glad the little princess had a royal time!

Jami said...

What an adorable idea! I hope you'll stop by and share it at the Pretty Packages Party!