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These are really pretty! I can see myself going thru my recycling bin to make this project- I've always thought that it was kind of neat how cans come in so many different shapes and sizes (I'm weird like that). Thanks for the project idea.

Kara Ward

Oh, I love the little cans...I had to show my daughter. She inisted on green beans in a can she can paint. Thanks for sharing. Kara

Chris and Laurie

Those are so cute. The would be great for Mothers day gifts!

Cookie Sunshine

These are adorable!


Hi Charlotte!

How fresh and springlike! We need some color around here these days as the weather is slow to warm up.

BTW - would you mind listing my blog on your blogroll?


linda woods

What an adorable project!


So cute!!


Love these! I must make some. Especially like the idea of putting a little pot or vase of flowers in one! How nice of you to be published again.


Hi Charlotte,
Just wanted to stop by and thank you for sharing pictures of your studio with us through the Cloth Paper Scissor's Studio special issue -and i have a few of those cans waiting to be decorated with bits and pieces that i have around here.


Years and years and years ago, Miss Charlotte, I painted cans that my restauranteur friend gave to me each week. I painted old fashioned fruit labels on them, added wire bail handles, and sold them at farmer's markets along with my painted furniture. I sold more of those things than I could ever count! (It always amazed me that people woudl buy mine and not just paint their own cream-of-corn cans, too....) I am not at all surprised that this 'green' idea is making the rounds again!

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