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!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts

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


  2. 2
    Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family

    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?

  3. 3
    Kelli @ RTSM

    SUPER cute! I love the trim around the top!

  4. 4

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

  5. 6
    Farmgirl Chaos

    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

    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.

  7. 8
    Julie C

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

  8. 9

    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!

  9. 11

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

  10. 12
    Jenn Erickson

    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!

  11. 13

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

  12. 14

    These are fantastic! So cute!

  13. 15
    Life Made Creations

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

  14. 16
    Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

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

  15. 17

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

  16. 18

    so cute!

  17. 19

    I love these, such a great idea

    Kristie, your newest follwer :)

  18. 20
    Lorrie Everitt Studio

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

  19. 21

    Those are adorable!! :)

  20. 22

    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.

  21. 24
    Life In The Thrifty Lane

    So so cute, thanks for sharing

  22. 25
    Nikki Monet

    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?

  23. 26

    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.