Friday, August 5, 2011

My Altered Paint can for a swap!! Scroll down for the Challenge

Hi guys I am trying to finish up all my loose ends before next Thursday.  Thanks for understanding everyone!! I was in a swap, on another site, we all had to alter a paint can, and buy some goodies.  I did my favorite thing, the BEACH!!! ( I should have checked to see what she wanted, Oh well!! Hope you like  Karen♥

Challenge Info Further Down!!!


  1. Oh my gosh! I am totally in love with this can. Do you mind if I steal..err..scraplift this can? I live at the beach (Chesapeake Bay) so my house is decorated in a beachy theme. I have questions...

    1. Is that sand paper around the bottom or just paper that looks like beach?
    2. Where did you get the colored glass rocks?
    3. Where did you get the little message in a bottle?

    I have never made one of these before, is it ok if I make one and post it on my blog if I give you the credit for the idea?

  2. Oh, and how did you do the rope at the top of the jar?

  3. Oooh, this paint can is a very neat idea. I bet the person who gets this will love it.

    Carson's Creations

  4. Ooo Karen, I love this! Daughter's getting married next month on the beach & this will be a great way to "wrap" the bridesmaids gifts. Where did you get the adorable little bottle for the message in a bottle on top?

  5. Hey Guys, Christine, and Tami, absolutely you may paint can lift this, The paper on the bottom is a tan piece of paper, that I ran Upside down in my Xyron (you have to run it through upside down, so you will get the adhesive on the right side of the paper, or you could use cardstock) then I used real Beach sand and dumped it all over the paper(I recommend you do this outside) it sticks great, but shake it upside down to get the loose sand off. The colored beach glass, and some shells are from Michael's, and some shells are from the beach. The glass little bottles, are from Tim Holtz, or from Ranger, I got from Oh My Crafts. They are very inexpensive, like 7 different sizes for $5 or $7. The rope, I made by twirling a bunch of strips of twine, and then every once in a while I used my glue gun, and squirted it in the middle, and keep twisting till you feel it is thick enough. I also put the same twine on the top under the shells. I first put the Red line sticky double sided tape on the can (I found this was the best way, you could use the glue gun) then I started from the outside of the lid, and kept going till I got to the center. I think that was it. I hope you guys are doing my challenge, and I want to see your cans when they are done!! Karen♥

  6. Oh sorry, I took the bottle and took the cork top off, and rolled some ripped printer paper up and put brown marker on the edges to look old, and shoved it in the bottle!! Karen♥

  7. What a fabulous idea. I love the "message in a bottle" on the top! Too cute. Who wouldn't love to receive such a great swap!

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

  8. I LOVE this paint can. My mom has a beach theme and I might send her one to just decorate her house!! LOL Thanks for sharing. I JUST altered my first paint can last week. I like how it came out! :)


  9. This came out so awesome! Great details Karen!


  10. Thank you Karen, I have to go gather up the materials (hopefully tomorrow) I will let you know when I post it on my blog!

  11. I can't wait to see every ones cans!! Please let me know when you post them on your blogs!!Karen♥

  12. WOW!! Karen this is really fabulous!! Love the top with the bottle and sea shells very nice:) TFS

  13. Hi Karen! I am catching up on your blog & was so thrilled that you had videos posted. They are great! This can is outstanding!
    Your mini album just gorgeous and I really loved your flowers. You have been on quite a roll.
    I hope things are better with your family and that you had a nice vacation.
    You have really been generating some fantastic gems. I have enjoyed catching up!
    Crafty best wishes,


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