Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tin can times

 A table decoration in a little restaurant on my holiday in Santorini reminded me of how great (and cheap!) decorating with food tin cans can be! Whether it is for your wedding or for a summer bbq or just for displaying small plants like they have.

Keep your eyes peeled for interesting cans in posh delis or foreign supermarkets for something a bit more exotic than your Heinz baked beans tin! Or you can just peel off the labels for the plain silver look, or paint them different colours....

Sweet Paul magazine has some great little ideas and projects in their current issue... check out the instructions and more projects here

Or check out Ruffled blog for a another project for covering them in pretty paper.... directions here

 Pics: (1) me (2) Brides Magazine (3) Garden and Gun / Peter Frank Edwards (4-6) Sweet Paul (7-9) Ruffled / Flourish Studio


  1. good recycling idea,like it:)

  2. Love the colourful cans. have you seen the ones in RE at Liberty! Lovely...easily done at home though for pennies x

  3. cute ideas.I like it (:

  4. It gave me a great idea, thanks.

  5. Cute ideas,they will make a lovely plant holder or pencil holder.


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