Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pull-Tab Treat Can Tutorial

Last week I had the opportunity to guest post at Meremade.  In case you missed it, here's the tutorial I shared...

Finding ways to recycle 'trash' has become a hobby of mine.  I love taking something that would otherwise be thrown away, and turning it into something useful and {cute}!  Today I'm going to show you how to make a Pull-Tab Treat Can... 
 
These Pull-Tab Treat Cans would make a fun addition to your kids' lunch boxes, or even a great gift for a teacher or friend!

Let's get started, shall we?!  Here's what you'll need:

*1- Fruit Can with a pull tab on top (I used an 8.75 oz. can of peaches)
*1- Safety Can Opener
*1- 3.75"x8.75" piece of scrapbook paper
*ribbon & other embellishments
*hot glue gun
*scrapbook adhesive
*candy

First, using your safety can opener, open your can from the BOTTOM.  Empty the fruit out of the can and wash both the can and the bottom lid well.  Dry thoroughly.

Adhere the 3.75"x8.75" piece of scrapbook paper around the can, and decorate as desired.

Fill the can with candy, leaving a 1/4" to 1/2" head space.

Put some hot glue on the edge of the bottom lid and quickly place back on the can. 

And there you have it...easy peasy!!


You can get really creative and use other items besides candy to go inside the cans as well.  How about putting a few bracelets and maybe some earrings inside?  Or what about some small toys?  The sky's the limit!!



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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {9.27.11}

It's Tuesday again!  Time to get some sewing inspiration!!

Here's some projects that caught my eye from our last "Sew Cute Tuesday" Linky Party!

These Bleach Art Table Runners from Show Tell Share are just gorgeous!

Domestic Imperfection shared her Triple Book Slings!

And I loved this Halloween Shirt & Ruffle Skirt from Stubbornly Crafty!

Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button....you can find a *new* one in my menu bar!!

Now let's get this linky party started!!




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**I will delete any non-sewing links....don't make me be a meanie!
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**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Guest Posting @Meremade

Want to see how to make one of these cute Pull Tab Treat Cans?

Head on over to Meremade to see my tutorial!!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {9.20.11}

Welcome to 'Sew Cute Tuesday'!!  Last week my internet was down for 4 days...it was torture!!  I stayed busy getting ready for my daughter's birthday party, but hated not being able to get my linky party going.  Thank you all for understanding, and for being patient with me!! 

Now let's see some projects that caught my eye from our last "Sew Cute Tuesday" Linky Party!

How cute is this Birthday Outfit from Sew Kansas?!  I adore that darling purse!!

These Name Pennants from Janet of All Trades would make great gifts for birthdays or even Christmas!

And I loved this Fabric Memory Game from Lemon Tree Creations!!

Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button....you can find a *new* one in my menu bar!!

Now let's get this linky party started!!






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Rules for linking:

**Link to a specific blog post, not blog home page!
**Link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)
**I will delete any non-sewing links....don't make me be a meanie!
**Visit a few of the links and leave some comment love!
**Please link back to me in some form (post my button, or link to text in your blog post)
**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, September 21st.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!


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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday canceled this week

Misty's sister here...
Misty wanted me to get on and let you all know that Sew Cute Tuesday will be canceled this week. Her internet is down and has been since Saturday. She's bummed about it and it's killing her not to be able to get on the internet (can't say that I blame her!). She's hoping it will be back up soon, so please check in next week. Thank you to all her faithful followers!

Melinda

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sew Cute Tuesday {9.06.11}

My oldest 4 kids have been in school for 3 weeks now...and I'm still struggling to get my 'craft time' in!  I thought once school started, I'd be able to get all the crafting done that I put off in the summer.  So frustrating!!  I'll keep working on it.

Now let's see some projects that caught my eye from last week's "Sew Cute Tuesday" Linky Party!

How cute is this Reversible Jacket from minimoz?!

These No-Hem Knot Shorts from Crafty Critique are simply ADORABLE!!

And I LOVED this Back-to-School Girly Backpack from What Allie's Making Now!! The ruffles make me happy!!  Do you think a 30-Something Mom is too old for a backpack like this?  'Cause I really, really, REALLY want one of my own!!

Feel free to grab a 'Featured' button....you can find a *new* one in my menu bar!!

Now let's get this linky party started!!





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Rules for linking:

**Link to a specific blog post, not blog home page!
**Link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)
**I will delete any non-sewing links....don't make me be a meanie!
**Visit a few of the links and leave some comment love!
**Please link back to me in some form (post my button, or link to text in your blog post)
**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, September 7th.
**If you come back and don't see your link, read through the rules again and give it another try!


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Friday, September 2, 2011

Giveaway Winners!!

Congratulations to the two winners of a Travel First Aid Kit Pattern! 

#3: Pam 


#5: Kristin!!

I'll pass your info on to Fawnda, and you should be hearing from her soon!


Have a fabulous weekend!

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