Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mom's cute can

My sister moved recently and left me a whole lot of food from her pantry, refrigerator, and freezer.  

When I say a whole lot of food, it's a bit of an understatement.  It took me days to add it all to my own food storage.  I still have to open my fridge and freezer with caution.  They are so full that food comes tumbling out when the door is open!  

As I was unpacking all the bags of food, I found this little tin.
It's kind of plain, but still cute.  Still, my first thought was, "Hmmm, what can I do with this?  It needs some pretty paper Mod Podged to it."  

I'm addicted to Mod Podge...I don't think that is a bad thing at all!

When I opened the tin, though, it became evident what I needed to do with it.  

This is what was inside: 
Oooooo!  She left me her secret chocolate stash!

Here's what I did with it:

I found some cute paper and pulled out my trusty Mod Podge. 
I don't know why I didn't take a picture, but first I cut a strip of paper to fit the can and stuck that on the main can.  I guess I was just too much in the Mod Podge zone to remember to take a picture.  

Next was the lid.  I cut a thin strip to go around the side and podged that on.  I cut the strip so that it was tall enough to fold down to cover a bit of the top.

Once that strip was glued on, I cut small slits along the top, making it easier to fold down and glue to the top.  

I tried to take a picture of it, but wasn't very successful.  Mostly, I just took a picture of my thumb.

So, here's what my thumb looks like.  

Once that strip was all stuck down, I put a circle of paper on top and covered it with Mod Podge.  


Finally, I pulled out my trusty Cricut and cut out some letters.

I should have used a darker paper, because these ones are hard to see. 

I even glued a strip of paper along the bottom of the can, but it didn't make much difference.

I think it is still okay, though.
Since you probably can't read it very well, it says, "Mom's cute can of nothing."  

There!  Now I have a can that is pretty to look at, but clearly has nothing in it that my kids would be interested in...


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Luanne Hardy said...

I'm having a hard time believing that any Hardy would give up their chocolate stash.

Jeigh said...

Gah! Dad packed that one! Give me my chocolate back! Haha, just kidding :) Although I really didn't know he gave it to you.

Also, you're a liar liar pants on fire. But I need a can of "nothing", I think.