Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift...

Looking for a Hostess gift for Thanksgiving?

This also makes a wonderful Christmas gift...

This easy project makes a wonderful gift
and you may also want to make one for yourself.
This can add a lot of punch to your front door decorations....


The supply list is simple.
  • Two large soup cans 18oz. cleaned and rinsed.
  • Assorted sizes of ribbon
  • Four large buttons
  • Silk fall flowers
  • One Block of Styrofoam 

Easy Instructions

1.  Hot glue assorted ribbons around center, top and bottom of can.

2.  Cut Styrofoam and insert into cans.

3.  Insert a small silk floral bush into Styrofoam.
(or arrange individual flowers into can)

4.  Cut two lengths of 2" ribbon, 42" and 28" inches. 
(You will use this to hang the cans from the door knob)

5. Hot glue one end of the 42" ribbon to the can 1" from the top edge.  Glue the opposite end of the ribbon to the opposite side of the can 1" from the top edge.

6.  Repeat step 5 using 28" ribbon on the second can.

7.  Glue the buttons on top of the ribbon where it was where it was glued to the can.


Using different ribbons and flowers will change the look...



Looking for some quick Christmas gifts for a teacher,
 hairdresser or hostess gift? 

 Take a look at these door cans...



Next spring
 think about making some pretty cans for your front door.


Crafting a one of a kind item dosen't have to take a lot of time or be expensive.  Just follow these simple instructions and you will have a gift  for the holiday season.

I'll be linking up to these sites....


19 comments:

Marsha's Mpressions said...

OMG! These are adorable!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

They're so beautiful and unique. What a treasure. If you have a chance,please link these to my Boardwalk Bragfest next Tuesday. I know everyone would love to see them.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I remember your making these, Sherry! I may try these for Christmas this year. I always see such pretty ribbons, but don't always know how to use them in projects. This would be a great way!

Erika said...

Love, Love, Love, these! Great job and what a good idea.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

They are great. I love the way you have done them up for all the seasons. Endless possibilites. ~~Sherry~~

Kevin and Andrea said...

YESSS! I have literally been PRAYING that you would share how you made these with all of us!! This just made my day!! Off to the dollar store to buy some floral stems and then.... canned soup for dinner! Perfect!!

Erin said...

cute idea! I love trash-to-treasure projects!! Erin @ inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

Sparta Savings said...

What a great idea! I would love you to share this on my link party for homemade Christmas gifts - Saving Christmas. http://spartasavings.blogspot.com/2010/11/saving-christmas-week-4.html

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful fall filled vignette. Keep up the lovely work! Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you'll stop by and enter my giveaway.

slommler said...

I am still in love with my spring cans!! Ha! Love these new fall and Christmas ones. They are beautiful!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Beth Adams said...

All of these are adorable! Who would have thought soup cans could look so sophisticated? Oh...you did! Bravo. Would love to have you link this post on Wiccan Make Some Too's Wickedly Crafty Saturdays.
http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/wickedly-crafty-saturdays.html

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Such a great idea and they look beatuiful! Fun for each time of year as well. LOVE!

kelsey said...

so cute!! my mom would love these! might make her some for christmas! great ideas! i'll be following you from now on. lol.

Kelsey S. at Scrappy ideas
http://kelseysscraps.blogspot.com/2010/11/scraps-to-straps.html

Things Sent My Way said...

Autumn colors are my favorite, but they all are so pretty!

Following you and I hope you can follow me back. I've got a giveaway linky that's open all weekend and seven giveaways of my own at www.thingssentmyway.com.

Jen M said...

New follower via Boost My Blog Friday :)
Jen @ My Secret Home

Valencia said...

After successfully creating your spring door cans. I decided to create a pair for each season. I see you're already ahead of me...lol This was such a wonderful and simple idea!!!

April Maus said...

Sherry, I LOVE the door cans! I am coming to your Open House, and bringing my mom and mother-in-love too...so excited to see your beautiful creations!

texasdaisey said...

Those are so cute! Great idea and the best part is that I can use all those little left overs I always have from my bigger floral projects.
Debbie

Jessica Hills said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on FTF! Grab a featured button if you would like one and don't already have one! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

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