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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

11 comments:

  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.
    AMY

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  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

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  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!!
    Huggers!
    Darla
    The Prim Patch

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  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 Traci..you are one smart Prim cookie you are!!!! I love your idea..you 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!!!!

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

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  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.

    Traci

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

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  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

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

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

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