Friday, November 9, 2012

Upcycled Baked Bean Tins

I know..another post. What on earth is wrong with me lol.  I think it is because I have this thing in my head where I do not want to live a single day without achieving anything.  I am sure it will wear off!

I have a stinking cold and a very sore thoat so I wasn't in the mood for stitching.  I have finished another ornie for my 12 days exchange but of course I can't show it to you.  That means I just have one left to go but at the mo I am too ill to even work out what chart to do!

So, I decided to try something else.

Take several baked bean cans.
Remove the labels and wash.
Draw a template and drill holes around it (easier to do than the adding water, freezing and wolloping with a nail...easier and quicker).
Key with light sand paper.
Spray with white aerosol paint whilst listening to Billy Idol (I am a 1980's teen: there is something very right about listening to Billy Idol with an aerosol in your hand!)
Add template and lightly spray around the template with silver aerosol
Paint with acrylic (easier said than done with the little ridges)

Add a cord hanger and a tea light candle

Display appropriately

Light..then call 12 year old son in to set the camera and take photos and close the curtains.

Sit back

And think of Christmas!


  1. They are so beautiful ..
    Love and hugs xxx

  2. those are so cute and very simple.

    Have to say I enjoy "White Wedding," by Billy Idol...

    Gill in Canada

  3. I am stitching my last one today, then just have to finish-finish them! Been lots of fun!! Definitely has me in a Christmas Mood!! Hugs!

  4. Awww they are so pretty. Great job! X

  5. Very clever! Hope you are feeling better!

  6. Crafty girl!! what fun and you can enjoy these all season.

  7. Well done Gaynor. The knitting squares book looks interesting. I fancy the santas village but have still got the monthly cottages to finish - not even finished one yet lol

  8. You are so clever Gaynor. They look great.


  9. (singing) It's a nice day for a white Christmas!

    They look great especially with the tealights in. Good idea.

  10. Very effective
    Get well soon (((hugs))) x

  11. Fantastic idea. Beanz for tea I think.

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