Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vintage Label Vases (+ a giveaway!)

Hi Friends!

I'm going to go ahead and kick off this new blog with a super-easy, incredibly fun little craft project.  You know those adorable vintage can vases you've been seeing all over the blogs and Pinterest?  Well, I have no idea where to find them (and believe me, I've looked)!  I finally just decided to try and make my own.  And you know what?  They turned out great!

Here's what I did:  I raided my recycling bin for cans of different shapes and sizes:
Then I scraped off the labels and gave them a good scrubbing. 

I cut out some of my favorite vintage labels from this totally cool book my friends, Donie and Elle, gave me:
And then I mod-podged my favorite labels right onto the cans. 

At first I tried to find designs that matched up exactly to the size of the can, but then I decided that they looked cute with a little of the silver showing.
I was so excited about the way they turned out that I immediately ran out to pick up some colorful flowers to put in them.

Want to make your own completely fun cans?  Well, in honor of my brand-new blog site, I'm going to give away two sets of labels to two lucky winners. 

All you need to do is leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win.  Each winner will win 8-10 cute labels.  The giveaway ends Sunday at 7 pm.  Winners will be announced on Monday's blog!

Have a fabulous day!



  1. my first thought was "where did she find those vintage cans?"

    you're awesome.

  2. I love this idea! I would love to recreate it for my home too. So cool!

  3. These are awesome! I would love to try them myself :) From Deb Matheny

  4. Wow, vintage labels brought those cans to life! Super cute!!

  5. This is a fabulous idea! I have yet to open my bottle of Modge Podge. I'm scared to use it! ha ha!

  6. Yeah! Wlcome back!

    I knew those labels would find a fabulous life in your hands!

    Love you : )

  7. Oh NO!!! I missed the deadline by three hours! :-( Anyway, I still love the cans - very bright and cheerful. I love seeing the stuff you create!