February 08, 2007

Paint can

I went to a family baby shower late last year, and because I'd been wanting to try it, I decided to alter a paint can and fill it with necessary items for the mom-to-be. It wasn't hard at all once I decided which papers to use. The problem with that, was color. The couple was having a girl. Seems simple enough, right? Pink is the obvious answer, although I was thinking of something a bit more daring, like shockingly hot pink, or maybe a salmon color instead of plain old baby pink. But, the father-to-be (my nephew), vehemently expressed his dislike for all things pink, and expressly forbade anyone from his side of the family to give them any pink stuff.
So...I went with orange, yellow and blue with touches of dark red.

It turned out to be a big hit at the shower, with several folks "pre-ordering" one from me for various other events!

I used PP from Chatterbox, red chipboard letters by MM, Prima flowers, various ribbons and ric rac from my stash, embellishments by Doodlebug, $ Tree, MM, and Joanns. Bazzill chipboard flower. I adhered the paper to the can using Mod Podge and it worked well.

I filled the can with: Aveno baby wash, lotion, and diaper rash cream, a pack of white onsies, an accessories kit in a teal bag that had nail clippers, a thermometer, bulbous nose thingie, medicine spoon, etc., a 4 pack of organic cotton baby washcloths, a bottle brush, a pack of organic cotton baby socks, a binky clip thingie, and a mini comp book journal decorated to match the can for the mom's purse.

I still have a few empty paint cans left from my buying spree last year, and I think I will alter one for our oldest foster son's teacher.

1 comment:

tyrymom29 said...

I love this Idea !!!! IT is soo cute ...