You Can Sew A Can

This Valentine's Day project makes a fun and unusual gift.

To make this just paint a can with a few coats of latex paint, pierce a design into the surface using a hammer and nail and pull embroidery thread through the holes with a needle. This can be used to hold pens on a desk - or drop a paper cup inside and fill with flowers.

Comments (5):

  1. Isabel

    January 18, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I love the idea! Quick tip: if you put water in the can and let it freeze before hammering the holes, the can won’t bend as much. 🙂

    • camilla

      January 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

      Isabel – thanks! that’s great to know – I appreciate it. Take Care, Camilla

  2. Jes

    January 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    What a good idea! Unique and crafty..I love it!

  3. Swan

    February 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Great idea. To keep can from bending when you hammer the design… Fill with water and freeze. Your nail goes thru the ice and there is no bending.

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