November 3, 2011

Pinterest Challenge ----> recycled soup cans wrapped in printed paper


So, I have been following Young House Love for a while now, and recently they started a new section titled “Pinterest Challenge”. It allows viewers and followers to link to their creations from inspirations they found on Pinterest. I like to call them “Pinspirations”! If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, then I’m sorry for ya!

A few weeks ago, I found this great Pinspiration and documented my creation not even thinking about linking to YHL challenge. Well, just so turns out that I think it would work great for a challenge. So, without further ado, here is my Pinspiration turned creation.

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Recycled soup cans modpodged with craft paper or DIY printed paper.

I started off with a ravioli can left over from my toddlers lunch. As I was starting to chuck it into the recycling, I realized I could maybe use it for something…Lightbulb! I had it! I was going to make some great pencil and marker holders. One’s that were hip and bold.

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Earlier that week, I had made a chevron print stamp out of an eraser…an idea I got from You’re So Martha…( love her blog, go check it out! )

First I measured the length and the width of the can and cut my piece of paper to the appropriate size.

Then I started stamping away. The pattern wasn’t perfect, but come on…what really ever IS perfect in life.

After the ink dried, I took some Elmer’s Glue (didn’t even need ModPodge) and ran it along the inside of the paper.

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After all the glue was in place, I rolled up the paper onto the can and secured it in place with some rubber bands until it was completely dry.

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Once dry, I removed the rubber bands and plopped my pencils, markers and scissors in the can.

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Ta-Da…My beautiful new pencil holder!

Thank You Pinterest, and Thank You YHL for your wonderful, creative blog!


  1. wow, love this! especially love your stamped paper, so perfect!

  2. This is great! I really love the stamp you made :)

  3. Thanks ladies! I am more than addicted to Pinterest. I love YHL for hosting the Pinterest Challenge! Keep on Pinning!

  4. We've long been inspired by urban art and have finally created a collection that pays homage to this secret addiction of ours!