Friday, December 20, 2013

No Soup for You

If you're looking for some last minute accents to add to your holiday buffet line, table, or hot chocolate bar look no further than your cabinets.

Dress up empty soup cans to hold silverware, etc...

You can also turn them upside down or use full soup cans and just glue or tape festive items on top to add some height and texture.  Things such as pinecones or ornaments add a fun touch.

In this pic above, I just wrapped an empty can with kraft paper and taped punched-out paper snowflakes before tying baker's twine around the center.

With the upside down can next to it, I cut a strip from some cute owl wrapping paper and taped it around the center of the can with washi tape bordering above and below to cover the uneven cutting on my part, leaving part of the silver can's edges exposed.  I also used double stick tape to add the little silver ornament on top.

In the picture above, I cut out an ornament from wrapping paper so that I could tape it to the center of the soup can that has a single strip of washi tape wrapped around.

Between scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, washi tape, paper punches, twine, etc...the possibilities and combinations are endless.

I usually like to use what I already have around the house or in my current craft stash.

Below is a picture of a utensil holder, with a doily and baker's twine, that we used in the spring for my daughter's communion party.

Using birthday wrapping paper with bright colors would be fun for a birthday party, with the age of the guest of honor wrapped around the cans.

These are just some examples of simple ways that you can use what you already have to spruce up the decor for the occasion.


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