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....
Diana in East Tn.
Ok, GF. Are you clever, or what?!?!
Diana, very good idea, I would never have thought of that. Barbara
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Great idea thanks diane
gini in north idaho
I have seen paint cans decorated and used as flower pots but I have never seen this idea. Great tip. Thanks.
Very unique idea!!! Thanks
OK gang..let's see if this works.
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.
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.
What a clever gift idea Diana.
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.
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.
Diana in East Tn.
This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.