Monday, February 04, 2008

You Asked For It....


With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought I had better get myself in gear....



A photo album, featuring pictures of the family, but mostly of Offspring. :)

This is a fruit cocktail can that has been recycled -- you open the bottom of the can with a side-open opener, and clean it out. Then, once it's dry and the label has been removed, you can place a small gift inside and hot glue the bottom back on. Then, decorate however you like. I use these as door prizes at workshops -- there's a sweet little surprise inside!


This card was part of a card swap that I did with some other crafters in our area, and this was my entry. I really love this pomegranate color.


I have lots of other pictures as well, and I'll continue to post them every once in a while, so I don't overload you with crafts stuff all the time. Let me know what you think!

8 comments:

Gawdess said...

Very creative and very pretty!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful - as was the Christmas card that you sent me this year. I wish that I could be half as creative as you.

La Binsk

Jenevieve said...

Yay, I love the gift can!

kathy a. said...

they're so pretty! i never heard of the gift can idea. does the hot glue really work? [i haven't had good luck with hot glue for most projects. maybe i expect too much from it.]

KLee said...

Kathy a.: I think the hot glue works better if it's a high melt glue gun. I used a low-temp one, and the glue had cooled pretty much by the time I got glue from one side to the other. I had to try it a couple of times before I was satisfied with it. Plus, covering it up with the pretty patterned paper helps disguise the fact that it's been opened. :)

liz said...

Those are so gorgeous. You, my friend, are totally talented!

Sue said...

Beautiful!! I love the pomegranate colour especially - perfect for Valentine's Day.

Miche said...

Beautiful and lovely crafts!

And I love your trick with the pull-top can!