My sister, Anita Russell, recently closed her floral shop. I was a proud recipient of a few of her left-over items. I was so excited!
She had just over 2 dozen colored paint cans with a handle and a inner plastic container to hold the beautiful bouquets she would make. (I loved to just watch her create a bouquet. Each one was a beautiful artistic creation – So perfect. I was always amazed at the outcome. Each and every one was perfect!)
I don’t have Anita’s talent, but I sure do love to play with my stamps and tools to make my own creations. Here are a few of the paint cans I decorated today.
I am sorry to say that some of the items I used on my creations are discontinued….don’t you just hate that?! But some are still available in my on-line store!
The paint cans came colored, so I used Stampin’ Up! products that would coordinate with the color on the can. However, you can purchase silver and clear Paint Cans at most craft stores and home improvement stores. The ones in the craft stores come in various sizes.
To decorate this first Paint Can, I used the Stampin’ Up!(c) Tasteful Trim Bigz Die #120893 to cut the scalloped edging in Silver Glimmer Paper #124005. I punched hearts using various Stampin’ Up!(c) heart punches. There are currently two different heart punches available: Small Heart #117193 and the Full Heart #119883. There are also different hearts and sizes in the Thinlets Hearts Collection #125599, Hearts a Flutter Thinlets #130159 and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits #125596. The “love” was cut with the Expressions Thinlits dies, which I am sad to say, are no longer available…..drats! The arrow was cut using The Thinlit Label Card set #133479. Both the “love” and the arrow were cut out of Basic Black cardstock #121045.
I filled the inside of this red can with red and white Sixlet candies. Tied the bag with 1/8″ Silver Ribbon #132137 and added another heart punched from Glimmer paper. So cute! And so simple!
I also made a Purple Paint Can. I was thinking more about Mother’s and Grandmothers when I made this can – pretty and loving, but not too mushy.
I used retired lace and embellishments, but there are current Stampin’ Up! products that would work just as well. The 5/8″ Crochet Trim #118481 or any of the 3/8″ Taffeta ribbons or 1/2″ seam Binding Ribbons would work beautifully! The roses are from a retired Embellishment Set, but you can now make the clay roses and flowers using the Simply Pressed clay Molds. These new molds and clay are wonderful because you can add a few drops of your re-inker and have your flowers coordinate perfectly with any Stampin’ Up!(c) color. The Simply Pressed Clay is #130685 and the molds are #131272. You can also use any stamp image on the clay! What fun!
This can is filled with Hershey’s Bliss Milk Chocolate candy and Hershey Kisses, so I could match the purple color.
Watch for more fun Paint Can ideas! I have made a few more for Valentine’s Day and I have a few fun ones for children running around in my mind. Can’t wait to get a chance to make them!