May 27, 2013

Patriotic Tin Cans {Utensil Caddy}

Happy Memorial Day!  Just a quick patriotic post for you today.  Don't you love red, white, and blue?  I love the timeless, classic look of this trio.


Here's the patriotic utensil caddy version of my DIY tin cans.  I make these cans for every holiday and occasion (click here to see my Valentine set, and here to see my desk set).  I love the fact that these are made from recycled cans, that I can put just about anything in them, and they can be transformed to fit every color scheme imaginable.  These really are so easy to make, and add the perfect, festive touch to any gathering.  Click here for my tips on making them.

One other tip on picking out your paper for your cans.  It may just be me, but I really like to buy my paper in colors, not themes.  Does that make sense?  There's a ton of patriotic paper out there, and I'll buy it once in awhile, but I really like to stick to the colors of each holiday and buy fun patterns in those colors.  I like that these cans are red, white, and blue, but not a single piece of paper is patriotic (infact, I think the red one is a Christmas paper).  I love the challenge and transformation that takes place when mixing all the fun papers, patterns, and ribbons.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you found a little something worth your time. 

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22 comments:

  1. So cute!! Love this idea! Pinning! :)

    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Amber! Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comment! Hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day! Come back anytime!

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  2. Love these! I really like that you didn't use patriotic paper - just stuck to the color scheme. (Hopping over from Give me the Goods).
    Sarah

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    1. I'm so glad you like them. I love using the colors schemes, and not so much the themes. Thanks so much for your comment, Sarah! Come and visit again soon!

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    1. Hello again, Tara! So nice to see a familiar face. So glad you like them. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Very pretty. Great idea for a party. I'll have to remember this for my 4th of July get together. Thanks.

    originalgreetingsbysarah.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! They are perfect for parties. I sure appreciate your comment. Come back anytime!

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  5. These are so pretty! I love to re use those tomato cans too- perfect idea!

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  6. Brooke! These are super cute! And you could totally use them all year long!! Love the blue patterned one! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  7. Very cute! We would love for you to share with our Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party!:) Just put it up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/05/kitchen-fun-crafty-friday-link-party.html

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  8. These look pretty easy and perfect for my brother's welcome home party!

    Victoria @ My Thoughts for Thought

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  9. These are so cute! I love the pom pom's, too.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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    1. The pom poms are my favorites! Thanks so much for always hosting such a great party! Have a wonderful day!

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  10. These turned out really cute!! Feel free to come by and link them up at ShareAtopia!

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  11. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  12. These are too cute - and green (so of course you get double points for tht)! I included you in a round up of fast crafts for the Fourth of July on Creative Green Living: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/07/5-last-minute-fast-crafts-for-fourth-of-july.html

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  13. Oh my goodness Brooke, your caddy is so cute.

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  14. These are adorable! I like the idea of "colours not themes"-- themes can get a little cheese ball. Know what I'm saying? Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I totally understand the cheesiness of themes. I used to be a big theme person, but lately I love basic colors. Thanks so much for stopping and commenting. I sure appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!

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