Sunday, October 2, 2011

Guest Blogger - Frenchknots - Halloween Paint Can Vase

Hello Crafty Friends! I am thrilled to be guest posting while Michelle is enjoying some R & R with her family. Oh, Wow! let me introduce myself: I am Pamela, I blog at

about quilting, crafting and the yummy things I make in my kitchen. I am lucky enough to live in Utah with my three sons and my creative husband. Right now we are enjoying the most beautiful indian summer; the leaves are about to change and fall harvest is at its peak. Oh, my heck! what's not to love?!?

I wanted to share an easy and dirt cheap Halloween craft. Once you see how easy it is you'll be raiding your neighbor's garages to make more. I know, I've done it!! (Crap, that was a secret) I digress; let's make a :

Halloween Paint Can

Who doesn't have a few of these laying around?!?

Step 1: Find a almost empty paint can. Clean out remaining paint and remove wrapper.

Step 2: Paint Can. I did 3 light coats of paint, letting each dry before applying the next coat. It was a warm afternoon so each coat only needed about 15 mins. Don't forget the inside too!

Step 3: Pick an image. I used an old Susan Branch Calendar. I love her illustrations, and this little vignette of children trick or treating was perfect.

Step 4: Mod Podge the image onto the paint can.

Step 5: Stain over the entire can, image and all to get that fun, aged look.

Step 6: Fill with something festive and enjoy.

Every year I put out my Halloween Cans and fill them with different things: fresh flowers, fake flowers, candy, dollar store decor etc. In the past, I've filled the can with something special and given them away to neighbors, teachers, and friends. This year, I think I'll be giving away cinnamon swirl bread, the opening looks just big enough.

I'd love for you to stop by
Frenchknots and say hello. You'll find lots of quilty and crafty goodness. Check out this quilt top I recently finished ~ I am so in love with it! Once you've made the Halloween Paint Can check out these other super cute Halloween crafts: Polka Dot Pumpkins and a Halloween Countdown Calendar for your little trick or treaters.

French Knots

XOXO, Michelle. Someday Crafts is the best!

THANKS, Pamela! I love it when a person turns garbage and junk into something adorable. These paint cans look so cute with the fun prints and flowers! What a great display for fall and Halloween. Visit French Knots today!


  1. Pamela how fun, I would never have thought of using these paint cans!! Very creative!

    I hope you will visit my site and let me know what you think of my Autumn decor, so far.....


    Art by Karena

  2. Hi Pamela!
    I ve got a lot of cans and I think that I am going to use all of them!!!
    thank you!!

    Greetings from Greece!

  3. Wow, very creative. Did not imagine that paint cans can be as useful as this. Glad to have visited your blog because Halloween is approaching and need some fresh ideas.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Oct 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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