TUTORIAL: Tin Can Caddy for Earth Day and Mother’s Day

by Dana on April 12, 2013

Everybody loves a good tin can project, right?
So. many. options.


And today I’m teaming up with 3 other bloggers: Make and Takes, Prudent Baby, and Petit Elefant and a great online site called Consumer Crafts to share a craft that works for Mother’s Day….and Earth Day.

I basically went from this pile of fun:

to this….which you could even stop right there, filling them with mom’s favorite flowers, plants, or treats:

Or you can lash a few cans together with twine and rope to create other fun options:

(which should definitely include a few Dandelion pom poms)

Okay, you only need a few supplies which are all found on consumer crafts.com.  And I gotta say, I was really impressed with the selection on their site.  They have party decorations, art supplies, stuff for kids, all your basic craft needs….even American Girl-ish doll clothes! (Lucy’s excited)….oh and Perler Beads! (Owen’s excited)

Now you could use spray paint for your cans.  But I found that acrylic paint has a bazillion more color options, is cheaper, and more Earth friendly.  Ding!  I also found that mixing the paint with a bit of glossy Mod Podge gives the dull paint a bit of shine and adheres to the cans a little better.

So grab your mod podge, paint, bakers twine or hemp, brushes, and whatever cans you have lying around.

I love using old baby food containers for mixing paint because they’re just the right size, and have lids.   So in a small container mix equal parts Mod Podge and acrylic paint.  Then start painting it on your dry, clean can.


I found that painting worked best in layers, using a blowdryer to dry between each layer.  Some colors needed about 3-4 coats of paint.

And just like that you’ve got a rainbow of tin can beauties!
Seriously, these colors just make me happy.

Now let’s lash or link a few together.  This reminds me of my Girl Scout days when we lashed 4 boogie boards together with rope and made a big raft at the beach.  Totally fun (and I guess pretty impressionable to a 9 year old).

So from this totally messing photo diagram below you basically want to start at one can and do Figure 8′s around the other cans. Wrap one way direction on the first can, then wrap the other direction on the next can, then go back and forth between the 3 cans, etc.  Don’t always follow the same path on the same can so you can vary the way the cans are linked together.

Do the same method on the bottom of the cans and you’ve got a cool silverware caddy for a summer party.

Now using the hemp rope is a tiny bit trickier only because it can be kind of stiff (softer, pliable hemp is ideal).  For a two-can vase, dab a bit of hot glue on the first can to hold the rope in place, then wrap it around and over to the other can in a Figure 8.  Wrap the rope a few times, then cut the end and glue it in place (hide the ends in-between the two cans).  Do the same for the bottom of the cans and then shift and shimmy the ropes till they’re right where you’d like.
Boxwood plant vase!


For the Craft Caddy, let’s lash 8 cans together.

Start by linking 4 cans and 4 cans separately (this makes the whole thing easier to manage).  Then put the two lines together and weave in and out around the 8 cans.  Some of the cans may shift so do your best to keep them straight (as you can see, I did not.  But it works).  Then lash the cans together at the bottom as well.

To make the little handle….

Braid 3 strands of hemp together, stick one end of the braid in between the last two cans and hot glue it in place.  Do the same on the other end of the cans.

Then fill the caddy with your favorite supplies!

And carry it wherever the crafting may go.

Any mom would love a colorful tin can surprise on Mother’s Day.  I’m sure.

And for even more options, check out what Marie from Make and Takes did with washi tape:

And we’ve got two more Earth Day DIY projects, sponsored by Consumer Crafts…..
Upcycled Carnival by Prudent Baby.

And T-shirt Necklaces with Petit Elefant:

And for a ton of Earth Day DIY ideas, check out our Earth Day Pinterest Board.

Okay. One last bit of fun.  Want free money to Consumer Crafts?….enter with the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a ConsumerCraft.com bundle worth $250, so you can get started crafting up a storm for Earth Day DIY! Be sure to visit ConsumerCrafts on twitter, facebook, and see their Crafts Unleashed blog for more craft ideas.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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This is part of Celebrate MOM, a series with gift ideas for moms and women.

Here’s what we’ve shared this week:
Dishtowel and Napkin Totes
Fabrics A to Z book Giveaway
Dandelions Pom Poms
the Vintage Pearl Giveaway 

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1 Lisa April 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

I love crafting, yarn I a versatile and fun supply

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2 Jennis April 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

YAY! How fun! My favorite would be hard to choose!!

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3 Mel April 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

I love the the caddy! It something I could totally do with my kids.

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4 jessica April 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

so cute! lots of great ideas!

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5 Hayley April 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

oh my gosh. I’m lovin’ this post! I love the idea of using old containers for new purposes. My sewing room has an entire shelf lined with large silver coffee cans. I printed out and attached little labels that read: “sharps”, “adhesives”, “fasteners”, “elastic”….. Love. I’m definitely going to make a few of the ideas you’ve posted here. My fav’s are the white cans with plants perched in them, and the summer silver wear caddy. And that row of beautifully colored cans just gets me! Good one, Dana!

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6 Siencja April 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

Great colorfull profect! Hope to win sth. :))

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7 Collette April 12, 2013 at 10:57 am

Favorite craft supply? That’s a hard one. Cardboard probably. That’s what I seem to use the most of. Mama, can you make me a robot? Mama can you make me a car? Mama, can you make me a pirate costume?

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8 Gina S April 12, 2013 at 11:02 am

Great ideas!

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9 Ashley Suzanne April 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

My favorite? That is a hard one, I love paint, clay, yarn and fabric : ]

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10 Laura Rogers April 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

My favorite supply is either fabric or patterned paper – so many options!

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11 Kat Chavez April 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

Ha My daughter is a girl scout and the different things that seem to make an impression on her. I will have to show her this tutorial! Question though, how to you get the can tops smooth so they don’t hurt little hands? Oh and my husbands favorite craft supply is modge podge, he loves all things glue :)

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12 Dana April 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I usually take a butter knife and press down on any rough edges. It works fairly well.
Oh, and I like to use cans that had fruit inside because overall the seem to smell better :), even when cleaned.

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13 Shannon April 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

I love bakers twine. And all kinds of fabric….

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14 Anneliese April 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

Cute! Love the caddy!

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15 Emma . Pigs & Roses April 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

It´s so funny! :)

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16 Alissa April 12, 2013 at 11:22 am

My favorite craft supply is fabric!!!

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17 Sara April 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

favorite craft supply is Glue of course! couldn’t craft with out it :P

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18 Brenda April 12, 2013 at 11:27 am

I love markers (especially Sharpies!)

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19 Chelsi April 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

I love free money! Especially when it is for crafting!!! Favorite craft supply is a good pair of scissors, of course. Other wise your project won’t get very far!

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20 Amy April 12, 2013 at 11:41 am

I love cheap craft paint. I always feel justified in grabbing every color I want because it’s so cheap. And then it makes me happy to look at the rainbow of colors in my craft room!

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21 mauri April 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

I often use tin cans as a caddy for crayons, etc. I just never thought to paint them! Great idea- especially if the kids (my!) crafting supplies are out in the room where everyone can see them. As always, thanks for sharing!

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22 Joy @ Caspara April 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

Such cute ideas!!!!! We just got ours whole house packed up to move (Monday), and it’s going to be a while before our move is complete — in other words, till I have my craft supplies again. So this post is just about making me crazy because I want to make it but I can’t!

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23 Jamie Z. April 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

Love all of these! My favorite craft supply of the moment is washi tape!

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24 Elise April 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

So fun!

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25 Jamie Z. April 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

Love all of these! My favorite craft supply right now is washi tape!

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26 Julie H. April 12, 2013 at 11:52 am

What a cute project! My favorite craft supply would have to be beads. I love to make sweet little bracelets for my daughter.

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27 April B. April 12, 2013 at 11:52 am

I love crayons and paint! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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28 Karen April 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

What great ideas! Can’t wait to craft this weekend!

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29 Grace Elliston April 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

I love love love anything with mod podge!!

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30 Allison April 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

Great giveaway! I like yarn. So many different options!

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31 Jennifer McCaffrey April 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

My favorite craft supply is my button stash! I love all the different colors

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32 Gayle Erwin April 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love all fabric for crafts, so much you can do with it!!!

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33 Delia April 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Oh my goodness. This is so super cute Dana!! Love it. My favorite craft supply would have to be my fabric sharpie -lately anyway. ;)

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34 Christin April 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I love the Idea with the paint. Here in Germany they have the tins already printed (so no paper with the print around the tin). I tried painting those ones, but you still could see the labels through. any helpful ideas?

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35 Sara B. April 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for another great giveaway! Really love crafting with washi tape, so many colorful options!

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36 Lynette April 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I think my favorite craft supply would be a tie between paper and fabric. :) Like pretty paper, and pretty fabric. :)

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37 Shelly April 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Card stock – a crafting staple!

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38 Aubrey April 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I love acrylic paints!

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39 Heather C April 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Yikes, a favorite?? It changes often but I agree with others that it’s hard to craft without glue!

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40 Jessy Rushing April 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

What kewl gifts for all the moms we know!

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41 Sami April 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Awesome giveaway! My faves are acrylic paint, card stock, and fabric! :)

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42 Jenn April 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Right now I’m really loving washi!

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43 Tracie S April 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm

fabric!

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44 Melissa Shultz April 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I love all the colors too. So pretty. Thanks for the tip about using modge podge with the acrylic paint. I never thought about doing that.

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45 Felicity @ Our Little Beehive April 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

My favorite craft supplies are funky hole punches and multi-colored card stock – I use them for everything from artwork to stationery and invites.

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46 Jennifer Seace April 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

My favorite craft supplies are ribbon, fabric and mod podge!

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47 Lacey April 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Love the tins. My favorite craft supplies… colorful card stock, hemp, and of course, glitter. And my X-acto knife… that little thing is like my best friend.

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48 Lilia Stan April 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Hooray giveaway!! I love anything and everything crafty…sewing painting beading…

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49 Jackie K April 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Love the idea of painting the tin cans! Great reuse and perfect for organizing all my little girls’ art supplies!!

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50 Gina F April 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

How fun – thanks. Love craft sticks.

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51 deanne April 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Fabric paint! So fun to make something your own.

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52 Creadientje April 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I like the ideas!!! Múst try…

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53 Crystal April 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm

what great ideas. love the caddy will be making this for my kids to use.

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54 Zenobia April 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I use my roll of white paper all the time to draft patterns, keep paint off of the table, make notes to myself. I can also slice off some to keep the kiddos entertained.

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55 Brooke April 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Baker’s twine! It’s just so pretty! And burlap!

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56 Fawn April 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Love these ideas. And such a fun and cheap entertainment with the kids.

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57 NiCaam April 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I truly love a lot of mediums, did my BA in crafts and design, huge emphasis on craft, have a potters wheel, sewing machine, serger, knitting and crocheting stuff, spinning wheel for fiber…love, love,love the handmade, only problem is horrible time management coupled three small kittens in my brood. They play with me though.

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58 Sarah De Baer April 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Great ideas! Love it!

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59 Jill April 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I could make enough of these for my entire neighborhood with the cans in my recycle bin! Ha!
Isn’t mod podge indispensable? It is absolutely one of my favorite crafting items.

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60 Amanda G April 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm

My favorite craft supply is scrapbook paper because it can be used in countless ways to decorate!

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61 Madeleine April 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Right now, my favorite has got to be my sewing machine!

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62 marta April 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Great idea!
I have to make this with my dougthers!

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63 courtney April 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm

These days my favorite is paint. Such an easy budget friendly refresher!

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64 Casey C April 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Mod Podge is my favorite craft supply.

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65 lisa April 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

favorite craft supply? probably burlap. i love the shabby chic look. :-)

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66 Kelly H. April 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

My favourite craft supply is yarn (I’m a knitter).

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67 T Bosch April 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Fabric!

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68 Heather April 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I LOVE my Bakers Twine. Thanks for another idea on how to use it!

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69 Aliya April 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I love ribbon. I have way more ribbon that I need. But it makes me happy.

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70 emily April 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm

darling! so many ideas swirling in my head now.

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71 eva scott April 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I love washi tape!

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72 andrea April 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

favourite craft item would have to be my hot glue gun!

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73 leslie April 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm

favorite craft item… I could no sooner pick a favorite star in the sky!

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74 Jen Higgins April 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

My favorite craft supply? Now that is a hard question! It’s probably a three way tie between paint, modpodge, and fabric.

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75 Bree April 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I adore fabric!

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76 katherine April 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

i love baker’s twine!

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77 Ann April 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm

favorite craft supply = ribbon. So beautiful!

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78 skippee April 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

my favorite crafty supply is washi tape!

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79 Jessica Jackson April 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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80 Heidi April 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

SO EXCITING! Love all your craftiness, Dana :)

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81 Amy April 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Definitely a glue gun!! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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82 Ashley E April 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I love fabric and ribbon!

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83 Gilda April 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Love fabric. Great giveaway. Thanks.

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84 Anna April 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm

My absolute favorite would be fabric, but that is likely picking your favorite child! (Don’t tell the others. . .)

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85 Annet M April 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Great tip to mix with mod podge. I so wanted to write modge podge. Getting better not saying it that way ;)

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86 Rachel April 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I LOVE all of these great ideas!

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87 Cristi April 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Wow, I’ve never used modge podge or washi tape. Now I have a cute project to take the maiden voyage!! I am more of a sewer. Favorite supply?? Fabric. If it’s a screaming deal I have to buy it, even if I have no idea what I’ll do with it. And not just one yard, the whole bolt. I tried just a piece once and then kicked myself the whole way home because I knew I would need more. Next day I went back and it was gone. Still kicking myself about that one.

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88 denise April 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Cannot live without glue for the glue gun!!

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89 Rachael April 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

great ideas! so cute

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90 Kristen G April 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Such fun Earth Day projects! My boys love finding “projects” in the recycle bin.

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91 bn100 April 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

fabric

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92 Sara April 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Just one craft supply, how to pick??? I love crocheting so yarn is definitely my go to supply.

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93 Michelle April 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Money for crafts??!!! YES PLEASE!
~Michelle

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94 Mikea April 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

My favorite craft item is Glue!!!! All kinds!

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95 Emily April 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

What fun craft ideas!! Hmmm…my favorite craft item, hot glue gun! :)

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96 Sarah K. April 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I love the silverware caddy idea! My favorite craft item is whatever is at hand…recently it was faded papel picado that we used in a collage – so pretty! Oh, and potato stamps made from those stinkin’ potatoes that sprout on the way home from the store!!

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97 Amy G April 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Yarn is my favorite craft supply!

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98 bdaiss April 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm

So fun! And bright and happy! Perfect answer to the 2′ of snow we received this week. : ) My favorite craft supply? Hard to say. But my kids are ALL about the googly eyes right now.

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99 Nikki April 12, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I love fabric. I have so much of it and now people know if they’re getting rid of scraps to send them on over. A close second would be baker’s twine. I love putting that stuff on everything!!!!!!!!

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100 hannah elise April 13, 2013 at 12:23 am

Love this idea Dana!

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101 Alyce Rodriguez April 13, 2013 at 12:28 am

I love Mod Podge & glitter!

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102 Jordan L April 13, 2013 at 12:39 am

We love markers in our house! With two young boys we use washable markers ALL THE TIME. My boys love to draw and create, and I love watching them learn to design and be creative with their little brains :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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103 LeeAnne April 13, 2013 at 1:04 am

At the moment I especially love freezer paper (the fact that I’m in the middle of making a bunch of freezer paper stenciled shirts for my kiddos might have something to do with it…:)

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104 julie April 13, 2013 at 1:22 am

Rainbow pack of thin Sharpie markers- yummy. Thanks for the chance!

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105 Celeste April 13, 2013 at 1:31 am

Anything, really. Felt, yarn, fabrics….I love them all.

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106 Diana April 13, 2013 at 1:54 am

My favorite crafting supply is my ribbon stash!

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107 Christy W April 13, 2013 at 3:49 am

Living overseas, I really miss easy access to craft stores! I hope they mail to APO!

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108 Rachel April 13, 2013 at 5:18 am

I’d have to go with fabric as well :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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109 Holly April 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

Gotta go with fabric as my favorite crafting supply. Thanks!

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110 Hilary April 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

My favorite right now is yarn.

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111 Anne M. April 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I can’t wait to get my crafty on.

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112 Crisanne D. April 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I love re-using containers, but have never thought to lash them together! I’m in need of a new crayon, colored pencil, scissors, etc containter. Now I’m off to make me a caddy! Thanks for the great idea.

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113 Anne April 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm

my favorite craft supply right now is washi tape! i love how versatile it is!

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114 Cate April 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm

acrylic paints are a huge hit in our house — once my son sees me break out the paints, he gets so excited. I’d say most of our family crafting dollars go toward acrylic paints, brushes, and felt! Of course, this doesn’t count the $$ spent on fabric for sewing. :)

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115 Catherine V. April 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

This could be so useful! Great idea!

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116 Jenn April 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Such a great idea, was just trying to figure out a way to organize my little ones pens and crayons.

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117 laurie April 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Yarn is my favorite

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118 Cortney S April 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I love paint. Any kind and bright colors are the best!

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119 Rachel Adair April 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm

love all the thrifty nifty ideas.

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120 mary April 13, 2013 at 11:33 pm

It’s hard to have one favorite craft supply. I love fabric, stamps, paint, glue, scissors. If had to pick just one it would be paper :)

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121 Bekah April 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

Modge podge, twine, and glue gun are my go to craft supplies! Love the fresh colors!

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122 Beth K April 14, 2013 at 3:05 am

My favorite craft supply is fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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123 RedSetter April 14, 2013 at 7:57 am

Brilliant use for a tin can and so, so colourful.

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124 nicole weaver April 14, 2013 at 9:44 am

fabric is by far my favorite craft supply. you can do so much with it! thanks!

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125 EG1972 April 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

My favorite craft supply is hot glue. Thanks for chance to win!

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126 Rachael S April 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

My favourite craft supply is ribbon!

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127 Kathy Laird April 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

Fabric is my favorite craft supply!

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128 Roxanne April 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Being a teacher theseprojects are great because they pull double duty. Earth day & Mother’s Day

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129 Sarah April 14, 2013 at 4:46 pm

My favorite craft supply is vintage buttons.

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130 Michaela April 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Fabric!

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131 Nicole April 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

glitter! I love glitter and use it with everything!

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132 Karli April 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm

My favorite craft supply is Mod Podge!

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133 Heather April 15, 2013 at 12:08 am

ribbon is my fav craft supply.

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134 Christine Welsh April 15, 2013 at 7:36 am

My favourite craft supply is FABRIC…and bag making hardware too…..can’t get enough of either! LOL

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135 Correne Johnson April 15, 2013 at 8:10 am

My favorite crafting supply is fabric, but I love bright paints too!

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136 Lesley April 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

such great ideas! I’m loving the mini planters and might be making those this weekend!

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137 Andrea S. April 15, 2013 at 9:02 am

What a great giveaway! Fabric is my favorite craft supply – so versatile. But I think I’ll try the can project soon!

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138 Elizabeth April 15, 2013 at 9:43 am

What great ideas!! I can always count on you for some craftspiration!!

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139 Bonnie James April 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

These are so cute!!! I always have cans, and can always find some place great for them after making them cute.

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140 Tommie @ Ilene Books April 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I love paper. I hoard so much of it and keep all of the little pieces to make tags and cards out of. And its always so pretty.

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141 Courtney April 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

My favorite crafting tool is my rotary cutter with the pinking shear blade!

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142 Amanda April 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I really like the little plant caddy, would be perfect for some herbs to snip off for a backyard party.

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143 Cameron Lawracy April 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Love that caddy idea! And thanks for the tip about adding mod podge to the paint to make it stick better to the cans. :)

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144 Casey April 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Fabric!! lots, and lots of fabric. I cant seem to get enough. I use it for everything :)

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145 Hayley April 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Okay, so believe it or not, even though I’ve read numerous craft ideas using Mod Podge, I’ve never used it before. I know you all are going to wonder how I could consider myself any kind of crafter and yet never used this product! So, I’m wondering what the benefit is to adding it to the acrylic paint rather than just painting the cans with the paint itself? Will it make the paint adhere better?

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146 Jacquelyn April 15, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Oh I need so many supplies right now! Fabric, paint, mod podge… Would love to win this!
Thank you!

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147 Jacquelyn April 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I forgot to say which one is my favorite… Mod Podge for sure!! (:

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148 Sara April 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

paint~ soooo many things can be done

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149 Gemia April 15, 2013 at 11:17 pm

paints, i love paints

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150 Iza Baswedan April 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

My favorite supply are fabrics, ribbons, papers and washi tapes :)

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151 sarapete April 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Hot glue gun

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152 Erica McDonald April 16, 2013 at 8:46 am

My favorite craft supply is definitely the hot glue gun! :)

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153 Marjorie April 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

Yarn and fabric – I’m a happy girl if I’m sewing, knitting, or crocheting!

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154 Tara April 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

How could I ever say no to crafting supplies. One can never really reach their max, can they?! Thanks for the giveaway! Oh and my favorite craft supply is probably mod lodge (and it only took me 8 years to figure out that it is not called “modge podge”).

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155 fenna April 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

Favourite craft item–fabric for myself but cardboard or styrofoam plates for my kids…they make everything out of those!

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156 Anna April 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm

My favorite craft supply is using old found objects to make new things.

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157 Alli Corbitt April 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Fabric and paint are definently my favorite craft supplies, but I can’t choose between the two!

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158 Rocio Estrada April 16, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Favorite craft supply has to be yarn and brown craft paper!

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159 cece u April 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

consumer crafts is cheap will be ordering things from them

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160 Alicia C April 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Pick one favorite?
Hmmm.
Fabric.
No, Paint.
No, snaps.
No, fabric dye.

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161 Michelle C April 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

My Favorite Craft Supply is definitely FELT. I love the versatility – you can make “food” with it, quiet books, flowers, headbands, and it is so easy to work with!

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162 Saskia April 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I love crafting and I love that my little girl loves to craft too. Our favorite is glue and paper. You can do so much with them.

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163 Torrie April 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I am a sucker for Washi Tape.

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164 LinhC April 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

paint

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165 Wehaf April 18, 2013 at 12:48 am

I love yarn!

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166 Leah April 18, 2013 at 5:03 am

My favourite craft supply would have to be cardstock. My specialty of making things is sock monkeys though, so socks and good old needle and thread are up there too!

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167 marge April 18, 2013 at 7:22 am

ooh, too much to choose from: felt, yarn, snaps, fabric, paint, etc, etc. Too much choice…

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168 danielle m. April 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

paint! yarn! fabric! etc… etc… etc…. !!!

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169 Monica Baker April 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

Hands down – Mod Podge it’s the best :) Plus it comes with glitter lol!

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170 Heather April 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

Favourite craft supply? You already know the answer to that. Yarn or thread — anything I can hook. :-)

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171 Michellemichelle n. April 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

My fsve craft supply is scrapbook paper.

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172 beverly everly April 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

My fav supply would have to be paint or markers!

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173 Angel Mullis April 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

My fav craft supply – BEADS, BEADS,and more BEADS!

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174 Christina April 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

Favorite craft supply? Hmmm…probably my Tombow runner. I use it for everything and I love that I can use it for paper and ribbon and everything else! I love your caddy, but that boxwood vase is fabulous!

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175 Leslie Farrar April 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I love the washi tape and bakers twine! I don’t have either so it would be awesome to get some!

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176 Karin Jordan April 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Fabric mostly, but paper, paint, embroidery supplies…

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177 Heather D April 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Mod Podge is my crafting essential…=)

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178 Tina Bassett April 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

My favorite craft item is the storage that the supplies are in. I can be such a slob and perfect organization helps so much.

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179 Jennifer McCaffrey April 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

my favorite craft supply is my seam ripper. I use it all too often unfortunately! -Jen

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180 Kristin April 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Yarn is so versatile. Love it!

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181 Becky April 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Yarn for the many projects my daughters love…plus I want to re-learn how to crochet!

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182 Stacee W April 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I love all these ideas. They are very pretty and easy to make with little to no money!!

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183 Marianne April 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I used tin cans covered with scrapbooking paper and sealed together with scor tape to make pencil , pen and scissor holders on my desk.

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184 Kristin C. April 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Love my gems and ribbon!

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185 chantelle April 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I love that they have a bunch of kids crafts. I would totally spend a ton in the kids crafts section. I’d certainly be buying a few packs of the Sakura Cray-Pas® Junior Artist Oil Pastel Set of 50. My kids love drawing with oil pastels. I find them a great medium for small children. :-)

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186 Donna W April 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Usually only do scrapbooking and card making but those
projects make me want to get my cans and twine out and
get to work. Tfs

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187 Karen April 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I loved crafting when crafting wasn’t cool! :D

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188 Edje April 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

My favourite craft supply is definately fabric! And clay. And paper. And….

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189 vickie howerton April 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm

i have to choose? can’t do it.

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190 Anne V April 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Do you find that the cans need to be “roughed up” alittle with sandpaper first before painting?Or does the Modge Podge mixed in help it to stick on well/

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191 db April 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

would love to win – thnaks

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192 db April 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm

would LOVE this – thanks

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193 db April 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

sorry – computer glitch… didn’t mean to enter twice!

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194 Cortnee Wenerowicz April 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Oh I’m going to do this!

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195 Vicki C. April 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

My favorite craft supply of the moment is HTV

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196 Melody April 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I’m a firm believer that there isn’t a craft that can’t be further bedazzled with the use of jewels, googley eyes, and foam sheets. : ) Thanks for the chance to win!

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197 gurian6 April 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

what fun! I never thought of combining the recycled cans into a carrier. I’ll need to do this to help organize all of my craft supplies and make them more mobile.

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198 Barbara MacAskill April 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I can see at least one of those 8 packs in my future! I have been trying tofigure out a low cost solution to being able to move my must-have tools handy at each “station” in my craft room! Viola! This is a winner! Can’t ask for a better solution! TFS!

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199 Jean Bullock April 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

My favorite craft supply is paper.

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200 MaryAnn Karre April 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Tacky glue is the craft supply that I use the most! Love the tin can crafts!

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201 Pam K. April 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

These are great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I would add that it would be best to use a can opener (like from Pampered Chef) where it takes the lid off smoothly so there is no risk of being cut from sharp edges.

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202 Wendy Orme April 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Paper and paint are my favorite craft supplies. Cute tutorial!

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203 Denise Bryant April 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Favorite craft supply… adhesives and my paper cutter!

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204 lorrie April 20, 2013 at 12:11 am

Love this idea!

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205 Bonita Anderson April 20, 2013 at 1:24 am

Cool ideas! I love all sorts of crafts.

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206 Melissa April 20, 2013 at 2:55 am

My favorite craft supply right now is patterned paper!

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207 karenladd April 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

That would be solid colored cardstock! I use it for everything!

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208 Kat April 20, 2013 at 5:13 am

My favorite craft supply at the moment are old newspapers and glue.

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209 Tami Lynch April 20, 2013 at 5:43 am

My favorite craft supply is paint and more paint! Lot’s and LOT’s of CoLoR ! :)

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210 Michele April 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

My favorite craft supply is unfinished wood!

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211 Robyn April 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

I love the colors of the caddy – I have been saving some coffee cans forever and this seems like the right project for them!

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212 Kerry April 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Washi tape – love! And anything twine-ish, card stock, yarn!

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213 Nancy Blue Moon April 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I LOVE FABRIC!

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214 Brenda B. April 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

These are wonderful Earth Day projects and so do-able! I think my favorite scrap supply (at the moment) is PAPER…can’t get enough of it!

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215 Ellen Barth April 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Hard to say my favorite supply. I have done a lot with fabric!

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216 terri April 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

my favorite crafting supply is glitter!

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217 Stephanie April 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

My favorite item to work with is fabric, and my favorite tools are my sewing machine and my glue gun!

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218 Lori April 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I have 6 daughters, and we are ALWAYS in need of new craft supplies! <3

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219 Lee April 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Trims are my favourite supply – and ric rac is my favourite trim – Ric rac zig zag wig wag :)

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220 Christa April 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

It’s hard to pick just one, but my fabric stash is my absolute favorite! And my washi tape is a close second. :)

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221 charissa April 20, 2013 at 8:36 pm

yarn!

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222 Kristen April 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

My favorite craft supply is definiteyly fabric! Thanks!

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223 Amy W April 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I love crafting with fabric.

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224 Joyce April 22, 2013 at 8:56 am

What fun project for summer. I can see this being a great picket fence herb garden.

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225 Chyn April 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Love to win this.

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