Friday, October 4, 2013
Kim and Viv Inspired Canned Pumpkin!
Pumpkin Labels work great for Halloween, Fall, and Thanksgiving crafting.
I have come to the conclusion that many of my fellow bloggers are creative geniuses! I am a writer...and I love it when I read a clever turn of phrase. I may groan at puns...but many are so clever! When two of my favorite bloggers featured "canned pumpkins" I just had to let everyone know how clever I think they are. I am a fan of vintage labels...especially those from fruit crates. I enjoyed looking for vintage food packaging labels for a "grocery store" project for my littlest Grand's Christmas. But I never considered the lowly can label as craft-worthy until now.
Viv's Pumpkin Cans...
Kim's Canned Pumpkin.
Love those cute felted pumpkin heads she found at Target.
My Canned Pumpkin...
I think it looks quite elegant...or black and orange shabby.
The other day I opened a can of cranberries for a crockpot pork loin recipe I make almost every week. I was about to toss the can when the little creativity
devil angel that sits on my shoulder whispered..."Hey, you can make one of those canned pumpkins from that!" So I googled "Pumpkin Can Labels" and found my favorite. When printed...it was exactly the right size for the cranberry can. I didn't even bother to remove the old label I just used my glue gun to apply the pumpkin label. I turned the empty can upside down first...to make a flat surface. A bit of Halloween garland was glued on next...then the 97 cent Walmart pumpkin. They got more in stock...yay! I tied a bit of black and orange ribbon to the stem...and it was done. Less than five minutes to put together.
My Favorite Label...the colors are perfect for Halloween!
I am making a few more...they are so fast and easy. The chili bean cans I opened last night are taller than cranberry cans...so I needed to add a bit of black border to top and bottom. Thank you Viv and Kim for the inspiration...and for sharing your creativity with us!
More Random Halloween Crafting and Decorating
Mini Halloween Frames....6 inches tall.
...this frame from Traditions.
I love this online holiday store!
This year's Happy Halloween Hallway vignette.
My Halloween Mantel.
"Spooky"burlap pennant garland made by my sweet niece Savannah!
I just love it!
Keep those Halloween Craft Ideas Coming!
A Few Pumpkin Labels...