5.12.2010

Simple Soup Can Centerpiece

 
 If you were to open the cupboard under my sink, you would find an array of jars, cans, bottles, and baby food containers that I just want to keep. I know I'll find a use for them somewhere. A large portion of the containers I've been keeping are cans. We go through so many cans, I figured I could recycle them and use them for something. I recently found an old roll of a JC Penny wallpaper border for 25 cents at the D.I. I thought it might look nice wrapped around some of my soup cans.With the addition of dollar store flowers, this is the result:



Easy. Pretty. Cheap.

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19 comments:

Sydney said...

you are STELLAR my friend... STELLAR.

Christie said...

Those are lovely. Stopping by from The Shabby Chic:).

Jenglamgirl said...

Hi Sarah~ loving your blog too! you are adorable as can be! I too am a member! love your wedding pic in front of the temple. I am so glad you decided to follow me, I will do the same, can't wait to get to know you more. P.S. I adore my Steve Maddens... can you believe I haven't worn them yet... Still waiting.. I have the cutest rose ruffly yellow purse that matches them. HUGS, jENN

Mary said...

Hi Sarah ~ Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment! I love these made-over soup cans -- what a terrific idea, and they look amazing! :)

Style Sisters said...

OH hello cuteness! What a fabulous idea. You sound just like my married daughter that has many jars and cans waiting to for a project! Love this. Hey I am going to start a new linky party next week called center on your centerpeice wed. Would love to have you add this to the party! I will have a button up soon on my blog.
Karin

Lindzena said...

I always want keep random jars and cans too! This is such a cute idea.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Quite cute! Love the design of the wallpaper too!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

now this is what a i call a "real craft!" (as opposed to my wannabe crafts! ha!) i'm in love with this idea!!! thanks for sharing. you rock, once again!

triciathomas said...

Cute!! See I always tell my hubby saving all that stuff is good for something!!!

Green Acres in the City said...

very cute and clever!

Cindy said...

Oh how darling!!!! What a great idea! A couple of years ago, I actually took the border print in my kitchen, cut it out and made framed pictures from it sitting around so it would match my kitchen...
How cute that these are on cans...and your flowers are SOOO pretty too!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins
www.recoveryartist.com

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh these are so so beautiful! I was actually about to start a wedding project here which involves wrapping black lace around vases for tealights. They will be a part of our centerpieces :) I will have to keep you posted! I hope they look half as cute as yours!! XO

Shelley Ann said...

thats such a creative idea! i even like it without the paper on it...for some reason it has the antique look that i search for!

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a lovely idea. There is so much we can do to recycle things.

Terresa said...

Lovely soup cans! {I decorated some several years back as Christmas presents, using origami paper to cover the cans.}

Angela Noelle of Striking Keys said...

Pretty indeed. You pull such things off nicely! And you've taken lovely low-aperture shots to boot. Go you!

Meet Virginia said...

Mmmmk this is pretty much amazing!! LOVE IT!!

~Morgan

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Sarah said...

Just found your blog through TT. What a terrific idea for the cans. I've got jelly jars stored in the attic that I just know will make something clever someday. :-)

We have the same name, SJ. ~ SJ

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Very, very cool! Gracious how your blog is growing! You go famous and stylish girl!!