Friday, October 22, 2010

ay's Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge


Hi everyone! Well this weeks Bloggers Challenge was to recycle something. Earlier this week I had a wonderful lunch....pork and beans! Well this is my recycled can from that wonderful lunch! I am planning to use it for a Holiday treat container. I intend to either put some fresh cookies or candy sticks in a cellophane bag to complete the gift!

I used copic markers to color the edges of the can that show and to color the pull top that I used for the top of the lid. I embossed my papers and used some Brilliance Moonlight White to highlight both the dots and the lines that were embossed. The phrase I used was from a stamp set from The Angel Company. Below is a picture were you can see the lid to the container, I cut some circles and punched some scalloped circles to decorate the top a little!


I hope you all enjoyed the project and take a few minutes to check out the wonderful projects that the other creative members of Bloggers Challenge have recycled!

20 comments:

  1. Lovely recycled use of the can. Love all the detail! Great job!

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  2. This is beautiful Heidi! What a great idea! :D

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  3. Very clever and a true recycle. I love pork and beans. I haven't made them in a while, but when my kids were little, we had it at least once a month. I love how you recycled the can to be used as a gift container. Someone will be a lucky recipient of a great gift.

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  4. This is absolutely perfect for stuffing cotton underwear in!!! Thanks for the idea...

    Cheri in NY...

    LMAO!

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  5. This can is darling...terrific idea. The handle on the lid is da' bomb!

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  6. What a great idea- fun treat holder! TFS

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  7. Now THIS is what recycle means to me. You did a great job making this gift container and the pull topper on the lid is great!

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  8. What an amazing container? Love it

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  9. Wonderful altered can! Love the topper!

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  10. Who would have guessed pork and beans. What a great recycling idea.

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  11. Now that is a clever use of a Pork/Beans can. So festive.

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  12. Gorgeous, what a way to use the can!

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  13. I absolutely love everything about this -- it is gorgeous! I'm going to have to case -- none of my cans are this pretty!

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  14. Opps once again I did not realize I would need to stay long enough after my comment to type the word! I love your project--love pork roast too. It's beautiful! Great use of the can--never would notice that!!!

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  15. Very cute. I love the papers and color!

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  16. I cannot believe that it was once a bean can!!! Too terrific! What a lovely gift!!!

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  17. Another new idea to recycle...a Can..decorated that looks like it came from a store...wonderful job Heidi on this past weeks challenge.
    connie paxman

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  18. Wow! Great "recycling"! Very pretty and still functional!

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