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Diana Posted: Fri, Feb 24 2012 1:06 PM

About 7 years ago, I wanted to make special gifts for a couple of my quilt buddies.  I went to Lowe's and bought 2 empty paint cans (gallon size).  You can buy them really cheap and in different sizes.  Then took some of my sewing print fabric and Elmer's glue and attached the fabric to the sides of the can and on the lid.  I had collected small items and this was a great way to present them  Small items were box of colored pencils for coloring pattern in, small scissors, tape measure, fat quarters, package of needles(hand or sewing machine), mirrors, chocolate candy, etc.   Put in whatever you like or want and put the lid on.  Put some nice ribbons on the handle and voila...instant wrapping and useful afterwards.  I like using those cans for scraps and threads at the sewing machine, taking to classes with all your supplies in one simple and unique carrying case....

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Sukochi replied on Fri, Feb 24 2012 1:30 PM

Ok, GF. Are you clever, or what?!?!

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Barbara replied on Fri, Feb 24 2012 1:37 PM

Diana, very good idea, I would never have thought of that. Barbara

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gini replied on Fri, Feb 24 2012 2:32 PM

Great idea thanks diane

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Nana replied on Fri, Feb 24 2012 2:33 PM

Diana

I have seen paint cans decorated and used as flower pots but I have never seen this idea.  Great tip. Thanks.

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replied on Fri, Feb 24 2012 5:55 PM

Very unique idea!!! Thanks

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Diana replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 9:36 AM

OK gang..let's see if this works.

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Diana replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 9:38 AM

I found that using this Heat and Bond worked perfectly to attach the fabric to the can.  Just be careful cuz the can may get a bit hot.  It works great and looks good too.  No sewing involved and fast.  I got quart cans but you can use larger or smaller, whichever.

Have fun.    Diana in East Tn.

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Great idea!  This might be a neat one for the monthly raffle our quilt guild does.  Different than the basket or plastic container they often come in. 

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What a clever gift idea Diana. 

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Sukochi replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 6:13 PM

Diana, could I borrow your idea? please, please? I just love this. This would work for all sorts of gifts. I am thinking a baby gift with baby fabric and a rubber ducky glued to the top.

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Diana replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 6:40 PM

Sure, take the idea, Sukochi.  It is a fun idea and so super easy to do.  Takes just a few minutes and done.  As long as you can find the cans it's done.  Have fun.

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Deloris replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 8:24 PM

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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