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« on: July 31, 2010 11:56:55 AM »

My dad makes and repairs guitars for a living, and often has customers that like to tip him with things like bottles of fancy scotch.  Mom hates having to find a place to recycle them...I said i'll take them and figure something out!  Here's the before:



Original idea was to decorate them, drill a hole in the lid and use them to thread yarn through while knitting/crocheting...FAIL on the hole drilling idea but still nifty for storing smaller balls of yarn and scraps!  This one was super easy, 12 x 12 scrapbook sheet fit almost perfectly, just had to shave a teeny bit off the edge.



Orange one was made for my sister, the Craftster rock star lanikins.  I found a Family Circle magazine from 1978 that had these awful crochet patterns and just had to share the weirdness.  So funny to me because it is completely not like lanikins, she is very "hot pink and skulls"...definitely not lime green and orange.  She thought it was hilarious though Smiley



Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010 12:12:10 PM »

Gyaaah! So cute! I love it! You definitely need to post what you do with other cans, if you get your hands on some more.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010 01:04:40 PM »

I LOVE MY CHEESY TIN!!!!!!  And, I have to say this, not as a sister, but as a crafter...this thing is VERY well done...no bubbles, or stroke marks or anything!!!  It is going to be my safety eye container.  THANKS AGAIN!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010 01:11:38 PM »

Thank you HotCha!!   I didn't take a pic of the side that had the clipping that said "with colors like these, you'll be a standout"  LOL

 And omigolly I just realized I didn't take pictures of another one that I made!!!  Will do ASAP so I can post it tonight  (its my 2nd favorite, i can't resist the ugly 70's one!)
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010 01:12:36 PM »

I LOVE MY CHEESY TIN!!!!!!  And, I have to say this, not as a sister, but as a crafter...this thing is VERY well done...no bubbles, or stroke marks or anything!!!  It is going to be my safety eye container.  THANKS AGAIN!!!

Thanks for the props Smiley  it was so much fun to make!
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010 11:50:08 AM »

I really like both of them. Did you sand the tin or anything before you glued the paper on?
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