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Monday, November 15, 2010
My good blog friend Andrea over at *Keeping it Thrifty* created the coolest soup can makeover. How cute is this?

So I decided to make something similar for my desk at work. I started out with this wonderful can…(sorry I apologize that this picture is so blurry, I don’t know what happened!)
After cleaning out the tomato can I removed the label. I found the coolest paper at Hobby Lobby and hadn’t know what to do with it yet until this project.
I really loved the texture of this paper. I then measured my can and paper and began to mod podge the paper to the can.
I waited for the can to dry and then decided there was still something more I wanted to add something more to it. I clipped out my name from a magazine ad (fortunately for me my name is Lauren and lots of Ralph Lauren’s ads work perfectly when I need a name label). 
Here is the final product. I had a really hard time photographing the final product because the “Lauren” label wrapped around most of the can. Here is my best attempt at pictures.
Thanks Andrea for the great idea!


*Andrea* said...

Loooooooove it!!!! yours turned out GREAT!!!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Great Idea! I have some coffee cans that need a makeover, your idea fits the bill. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I came across your blog via Made by You Mondays. :)

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love the texture of the paper. Great job!

Nan said...

Thanks for join my blog hop,
I'm following you.

Design It Chic said...

SO sweet and trendy:) I am already following you from the Blog Hops and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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DWYHomemaking said...

This looks amazing! What kind of paper did you use? Cardstock? It looks like fabric.

Stacy said...

I love making things from stuff I already have. Great idea!

Young and Crafty said...

These soup can makeovers are just too good. I've never seen any paper like that before! I love the texture and that you added your name!

Thanks so much for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!

Hannah @

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up! I love projects like this, instant gratification and so thrifty (both with the can and the ad!)

Holly said...

That paper is yummy! Lucky girl that you can borrow all of those Ralph Lauren ads!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

So cute! I love the paper!!