Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shabby Chic Altered Soup Can

You know how I just love swaps and we recently swapped altered cans at An Altered Place. I made this one for my sweet friend, Angi who lives in Hawaii and loves all things shabby chic. This is the first can I've altered, but definitely will not be my last!

Supplies used:
 Cardstock and cut out flowers: K&Co. Specialty Paper - Susan Winget
 Roses: I Am Roses.com
 Stick Pins: handmade by me (most of the elements were purchased from Michael's)
 Michael's: burlap, twine, and raffia
 Round of inside jewels were from stash.
I covered the can in a matching green cardstock, then cut the outer piece and distressed the edges with Colorbox brown pigment ink. Next, I attached the cut out flowers and used Scor-Tape to adhere the burlap. I tied a raffia and twine bow around the can and used hot glue to attach the roses. The inside is lined with pink matching cardstock and the top is edged with wired pink glass rounds.

I'm entering this altered art in the following challenges:
Papercraft Star Challenge #150 (shabby chic pic)
Let's Craft and Create Challenge # 72 "Shape"
Paper Playtime Challenge #12 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #231 "For A Friend"
The Shabby Tea Room Week #171 "Ruffles and Ribbons"
Divas by Design "Distressing"


  1. This is so beautiful! Perfect for the photo challenge ... Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!

  2. Cissy, I have never thought to alter a can! LOVE the shabbiness of it all, the colors, the flowers! Pretty! THX for playing with us at a Papercraft Star!

  3. I love your style Cissy & the pink & green are so gorgeous together!
    A beautiful floral arrangement,shabby,romantic & just beautiful!

  4. Your altered can looks gorgeous and the colours look great together. Thanks for sharing it with us over at LCC.

  5. Gorgeous creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  6. WOW!!! This is great!! So beautiful. Thank you so very much for playing with us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  7. such a beautiful altered can Cissy, the colours and flowers look fab!

  8. Beautiful! Love the shabby chic altered can!

  9. Beautiful box you made! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for playing along at OneStopCraftChallenge this week :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  10. I love your style Cissy!
    A beautiful floral arrangement,romantic...just beautiful!
    hugs Danica