Thursday, May 06, 2010

tin can candlesticks

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I saw this idea when I was surfing the web for ideas. I filed it in my mind and nowhere else. If you know who posted one, let me know and I will credit them.

These are so much fun to make and I really like how they turned out. I've got two more painted and ready to go and I have two tomato paste cans whose contents will be in spaghetti sauce today and then I can make another one!! I am totally addicted to this.

The candlestick below is the simplest. Two cans, rope, trim, and seashells.


You can find my tutorial for how I did these at Suite101.


The cans for this candlestick come from a can of crushed tomatoes and two cans of shredded chicken breast meat. I embellished with sheet music, rope, stickers, an old string of costume jewelry pearls, trim, a button, and two silk flowers recombined to make one.


The candlestick below is made of a Pirouline can and two cans of crab meat. I used lots of ribbon and some of my favorite buttons to embellish it.




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22 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:59 AM

    I like them. Way cool. NM

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  2. How fun! I love making crafts out of free stuff like cans:)

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  3. What a really great idea! I love the one with the butterflies!

    Jeanine

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  4. How tremendously cute these ideas are! Cheap decor and so very lovely.
    Brenda

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  5. How pretty! My favorite is the butterfly theme with the big flower. The tin cans "disappear" into your project. Very clever.

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  6. I'm having a Fiesta themed graduation party for my oldest, and I'll be using this project! Do you mind if I post it with a link back to yours?

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  7. Very cute! I would have never known it was a can! : )

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  8. Melissa,
    I just love your photos! What a wonderful photographer you are.
    The crafts are nice too, but your stunning photos, that's why I'm following you now.
    Thanks for all the eye candy.
    Rose

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  9. Those are so cute I made soup can candlesticks check it out here http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2010/04/soup-can-candlesticks.html

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  10. Love it! What an awesome idea. I love the different shapes you can get, from the various cans.

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  11. These are awesome! They remind me of these: http://gingerbreadsnowflakes.com/node/165

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  12. What a cute idea! Looks great!

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  13. How creative! And I love your flower pictures. So sweet. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. :)

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  14. What a fun idea! Love these - now I'll have to start saving my tin cans!!

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  15. What a creative and clever idea! Love it! The fact that they are recycled is even better! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  16. I love this!!!! Ooh I want to try this. Thanks for sharing and be blessed. cindy

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  17. Another great project that combines crafting and recyling. I'd love for you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday. Rory
    PS...Love the beach theme!

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  18. Hi Melissa- Stop by the Sunday Showcase post for a surprise! Thanks again for joining in the fun! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  19. This will be great for outside entertaining this summer!

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  20. Thanks for sharing this THRIFTY idea at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. So clever!!! Whenever I throw a nice clean can into the recycling bin, I think..what could I do with that? But then i just think I'm being a hoarder. haha These turned out really cute! I especially like the blue one with the seashells. Wouldn't that be cute at a beach house out on the deck....too bad I don't have a beach house. :)

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