Hummingbird Food Cannister

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Thursday – it’s almost the weekend! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #51 – October Anything Goes! I recycled/upcycled an empty Coffee Mate container into a hummingbird food canister. It was a super easy project and kept that container out of the landfill! ;)


I began by gathering my supplies – some pretty papers, botanical ephemera, alphabet letters and flat-back pearls. I covered the container in red woodgrain paper and added some Washi Tape to the sides. I then traced around the lid and fussy cut a circle from black paper slightly smaller that fit into the recess on the top of the lid. I added a large piece of botanical ephemera to the top of the lid and some flat-back pearls. I spelled out ‘hummingbird food’ on the canister with the alphabet letters and finished it up with a few more flat-back pearls.

Round objects are always hard to photograph, lol, so here are individual shots from different angles…


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn paper pad
Accessories:  Empty Coffee Mate container, Tim Holtz idea-ology botanical layers ephemera, American Crafts Memo Thickers, Carpe Diem Planner Washi Tape, Want2Scrap red and black flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this recycled/upcycled project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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