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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Donna's Tin Can Challenge

Donna from Sweet Prairie Dwellings offered up a challenge for us prim gals. You had to take an ordinary tin can and make a prim creation out of it. This is what I came up with for mine, just finished it up early this morning.

This is what I started out with, I was going to use 2 cans, one from which I cut the stars out of (ended up not using the stars after all)

Here is my finished Tin Can Candle

To fill the inside of the Tin Can, I used "Great Stuff" spray foam, it worked pretty well. But here's a warning, LOL, don't over fill the can with stuff! I put to much in to begin with and let's just say that it looked like a HUGE Muffin Top when it dryed. Not a problem though cause you can easily cut once dry.
After shaping the dryed foam, I grunged up the top and cut out a hole big enough for a grubby Tea Light.

I enjoyed the challenge and am looking forward to seeing what Donna will come up with for the next challenge. It would be great to get even more gals/guys involved so stop by her blog at

Sweet Prairie Dwellings


  1. Love it. To think its just a tin can too. I may have to try this. The spray foam idea is great too. It would work for so many projects.

  2. great job traci!im lovin that label.i think i shoul break down and get some of them,the one i had i printed from a free site online .its so cute!have a great day blessings michelle

  3. Love your Prim Can...the spray foam is a great creative idea...might have to try that the next time.
    I def. need to get me some Prim labels too...I'm seein' them everywhere and lovin' 'em!!
    The Prim Patch

  4. All I can say is Wow!!!! I have to get some of the foam.... I never knew it even exsisted!!!. Thanks for the tip are one smart Prim cookie you are!!!! I love your would never know it was a can... LOL!!!! I call mine that I do similar to that ''CAN-dles'' lol!!!! You and I almost had the same idea too!!! Toooo funny!!!!!!I like yours much better than mine though!!! I guess I know what I am going to go look for this weekend!!! Did you get it at a Craft store??? hugs!!!!

  5. BY THE WAY....I bet those would sell very well for you!!! (Wink!) I love your stuff!!!!

  6. Thanks ladies for all your kind comments ladies!

    I had never tried the spray foam before, but it did work good. And as Amy said, I can see it working with lots of projects!

    Donna, you can get it at Lowe's, Home Depot, probably even Walmart.


  7. Wow! It turned out great! Hooray for recycling!
    ★ Linda ★

  8. Hi Traci, I LOVE your can!! It turned out great, and doesn't even look like a can! What a great tip with the foam, very clever :0) And I really like the label, I need to get some and play around with them.Great job girl! Blessings
    The Olde Willow

  9. Traci it looks teRRiFFic!!!! Great job. Never would have thought to use the spray foam! Very ingenious!

  10. I love your can! Mine is still sitting on the counter waiting for me to do it.


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