May 23, 2014

DIY Patriotic Tin Cans

  I love Memorial Day because it ushers in the summer holiday, and for me that means lots of red, white, and blue.  Don't you love red, white, and blue?  I'm a big fan of the timeless, classic look of the trio.

DIY Patriotic Tin Cans @ Blissful Roots

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.

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  1. These are so cute, Brooke! Perfect for simple summer picnicking!!

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