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Guest Blogger: Haley from The Autocrat

Hello Craftaholics Anonymous readers!!
I’m Haley from The Autocrat.
I am totally thrilled to be over here at Craftaholics Anonymous! I adore all of the fabulous flower tutorials Craftaholics Anonymous shares. Linda also deserves a super big {{high five}}; she was chosen as a judge for American Crafter! This is definitely something to be excited about!
My creative juices are certainly flowing for Valentine’s Day this year. I can’t wait to finish up a few more projects that I have in the works. Today, I wanted to share a quick picture tutorial on how you can be eco-friendly by turning veggie/soup cans into Valentine’s.
There aren’t really any rules to making these.  You can make them as flashy as you want and even create them for other holidays. I would like to use them as birthday party favors to match a party theme.
Thank you for letting me come over!

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts says:

    so very cute!! i love "recycle" crafts!!


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    Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family says:

    These are so cute! I'm going to start saving cans now to use at party favors for my daughter's 1st birthday party in March! Is there anything you do to dull the sharp edges of the can?

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    Kelli @ RTSM says:

    SUPER cute! I love the trim around the top!

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    Jessica says:

    loveee these! i'm a sucker for new ideas and this is great!

  5. 5
    Jessica says:

    oh my gosh these ruffle balls are so cute! can't wait to try this on my own blog!

    cocktails and crafting

  6. 6
    Farmgirl Chaos says:

    These are cute! Does anyone know if a Cropadile would work for punching the holes, instead of drilling? I haven't tried it, but I recall reading that it should work on tin.

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    Julie C says:

    Cute! I bet you could line the inside with corrugated paper and it would be cute and cover up any sharp edges. No, I didn't really think of that on my own – I just remembered that Pirouette cookies come in a can with corrugated paper around them. (something like this.

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    Julie C says:

    grrrrr. I forgot to close my parenthesis. I'm so glad this is a crafting blog and not an English class.

  9. 9
    Sarah says:

    Very cute! What a fun way to use cans. I need to invest in one of those can openers that doesn't leave a sharp edge!

  10. 10
    Jenny says:

    Jenny Smith: You need to get a safety can opener. I LOVE them. Here's an example: http://www.amazon.com/MIU-Safety-Opener-Plastic-Stainless/dp/B000VWHCQW

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    [email protected] says:

    These are soooo cute! I love the red fruu fruu around the top of the cans!

  12. 12
    Jenn Erickson says:

    What a fantastic craft! I've been saving-up my cans for a while and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them. This project would be absolutely perfect!

  13. 13
    Terry says:

    Super cute! What a great way to recyle all of those cans!

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    Erin says:

    These are fantastic! So cute!

  15. 15
    Life Made Creations says:

    These are adorable! And so green….er, I mean pink :)

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    Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage says:

    Eco-friendly, easy and adorable – the trifecta of crafting :)

  17. 17
    Linda says:

    Oh, these are so darling and who doesn't have Campbell's soup cans? Terrific!!

  18. 18
    Erin says:

    so cute!

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    Kristie says:

    I love these, such a great idea

    Kristie, your newest follwer :)

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    Lorrie Everitt Studio says:

    so cute … what a great idea for recycling and keeping costs down when it comes to party favours!

  21. 21
    Erin says:

    Those are adorable!! :)

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    Amanda says:

    I found those saftey can openers at Walmart for about $10. They really do work & just cuts the glue holding the lid on instead of the can. You can also use pop-top soup cans & cut the lids off, then when you're done filling, put the lids back on & use a ribbon & tape to hold it on. I did it with xmas presents & filled them with jolly ranchers.

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    Amanda says:

    Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!

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    Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    So so cute, thanks for sharing

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    Nikki Monet says:

    These are great! Im gonna make these for my little girl's school friends. What did you use to drill the holes in the cans?

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    Amanda says:

    I did this with smaller soup cans & larger spaghetti cans – 9 total. They came out great & the people I gave them to said they loved them. I couldn't find my camera to take pictures but the next time I make I will certainly get some pictures to post here.