Why not save money and the earth at the same time?
I hot glued a piece of scrapbook paper around the can and let the embellishing begin!
You do need to make sure that you bend down any jagged metal edge left after removing the lid with the can opener. I take my pliers and firmly flatten that little piece left where the lid finally comes off.
No matter how cute the can is...it would really be a downer to draw blood from the recipient of your gift.
I dropped a necklace in some tissue paper and popped it in the can. These were our end of the year teacher gifts.
Now the teacher can use the can for pencils on her desk!
I have officially listed the 5 necklaces below on etsy. I have plenty more where these came from, but it is no small task to get them photographed and listed. The hardest part is getting a decent picture of them! Each necklace is handmade and unique. Just click on the pictures in order to go to etsy and purchase a necklace for you or someone else.
I was able to drop by a garage sale last month with some friends. It is always nice to have friends who help you scout out treasures. I love repurposing things and saving money as well as the earth. :) My son's name has been on his wall for several years, but is has always looked lonely... Garage sale treasure to the rescue. This vintage door was just what we needed to frame the letters of his name.
I was able to hang the door by the hinges that were already on it. Thankfully, it is not too heavy.
Moral of this story. See a garage sale...Stop... take friends.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this door when I bought it for $2, and now I love my $2 transformation!
All three boys are playing and loving every minute of it.
Their league had an auction and dinner a couple of weeks ago.
I made this collage for the silent auction.
The lucky recipient was able to remove my son's pictures and replace them with their own. I attached a piece of metal to allow for personalization with a magnetic frame. You could even attach the baseball schedule, more baseball cards, ribbons...