Paint Can Fun!

I haven't had a chance to link up with Made it Monday in a long while!
Well, today, I'm linking up!!

I've found myself a craft and I've completed it! 
 Yee Haw!!

Paint Can Make-over
Does Melanie at Schoolgirl Style inspire you as much as she inspires me?
Well, I noticed she's been using paint cans in some of her decor lately. 

I've been wanting to make something fun with these paint cans ever since I saw Melanie's pic. 
Here's my craft - a paint can make-over!

Pick out the size can you want.

 Choose some fun scrapbook paper.

 Measure the can vertically, then cut the paper to that length.
The small cans from Hobby Lobby measure 4 1/2 inches.
If you want color on the inside, fold the paper once it's measured.
If you prefer white on the inside, just cut to 4 1/2 or the size of the can you find.
Does that make sense?

 I folded mine before I cut it so the zebra print would be inside, as well.

 Curl the paper until it fits into the can like the above pic.

 This is what it will look like after you've placed the paper in the can.
Once the paper is in the can, push the paper under the rim inside the can.
This will secure the paper. I did not use tape.

You can tell the paper is secure in the two cans above. The rim is over the paper.

 The finished product.
Now there are several things I can do with these cans.
Add labels or ribbons, raffia, anything!

 I won't throw away my lids. I'll place them in a basket for circle patterns.
We always need some! 
Happy Monday, Friends!!!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Crystal! Now I need to fancy them up a bit!! I'm so glad you stopped by!! Happy Week!!

  2. Those did turn out really cute! Now I want some paint cans.... :)

    First Grade Wolves

    1. Hi, Wallis! It was really super easy! You can find cans at Michaels or Hobby Lobby! Would love to see pics if you make some! Have a great week!

  3. A D O R A B L E! Thanks for sharing! Don't they just make you happy?! They make me happy and they aren't even mine! HA!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  4. What an adorable craft! :) You could also use the paint can lids as paint trays for the kiddos!

  5. Love the paint cans! P.S. I just posted about your classroom coupons! Check out how I plan on using them!

    Spotted in First Grade

  6. What a great idea! I've been eyeing Melanie's cans for awhile, now I can just make my own! I also love the idea of re-using the lids to trace circles. I can't draw a circle to save my life!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  7. I love those Laura! I wonder if Michaels has those cans. We don't have a Hobby Lobby.
    Okay...just saw your comment above. Hopefully they're in Canadian Michaels, too:)

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  8. Love your paint can containers!

    Down the Learning Road

    1. Thank you, Linda! They were very easy to make!! Have a great week!