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Old 11-01-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default I want to do a paint can.....where do you get the cans?

Ok, I've been checking out several galleries. I love the paint can idea. I've seen it before but now I'm like really wanting to do one. I have a friend (well, really she is an aquaintance from church) who is pregnant. I didn't get to go to the shower and feel really bumbed. I want to make her one of these. Where do you get the paint cans? We have a Lowe's. Can you just go to Lowe's and buy an empty paint can?
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
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i bought mine at home depot in the paint section. they cost less than $4 and come in two sizes. they are fun, yet easy to make. i have one in my gallery. check it out. Have fun. Good luck!
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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You can buy them at Lowe's or Home Depot, but I got a better deal at the local Sherwin Williams paint store....1.29 for the gallon size, and .99 for the quart size. You might want to check around for prices.
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Old 11-01-2004, 06:44 PM   #4
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you can but them at Menards as well. I got the quart size for $1.49ish.
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Old 11-01-2004, 06:49 PM   #5
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We have a Sherwin Williams too. I guess I will have to stop over there in the morning right after I vote. It's right across the street from where I have to vote.

Thanks for the info girls!
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Old 11-02-2004, 05:46 AM   #6
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Default Paint Can Uses/Sources/Poems

Paint Cans are such a WONDERFUL present to anyone....it can be for a new baby with the "Baby Poem", as I first saw at the 2003 SU! Convention, or for a wedding day present for the newly married couple.

BUT...think of other ways to use the cans....think of all the things that you use to put in baskets & go from there...for instance...

--a spa package for your sister (include soaps, lotions, bubble bath, a massage coupon (if you have the bucks ~ lol), a pretty washcloth, a stress reliever ball, a relaxing CD, candles, etc.)

--a birthday present for a child (include paints, brushes, paper, candy, etc.)

--Valentine's Day LOVE gift...can be sweet with candies & hearts & a stuffed animal or you could "spice" it up for your sweetie (candies, candles, rose petals, romantic CD, VDay undies, oils, etc.)

--Easter (use a paint can in lieu of the traditional basket)

--Teacher's Gifts (small note pad, pen, cookies, stickers, motivation cards, etc.)

--Get Well Present (Soup, cocoa, candy, a small book, aspirin, etc.

The possibilities are truly endless & what makes these so extra cool is that they ship SO much better than baskets, much cuter than a regular box & you can STAMP the outside of the can!!!

Now let YOUR imagination go wild & start thinking of some other ideas...remember that the paint cans at your local hardware store usually come in two different sizes (quart & gallon) so you can make a small little gift or a bigger, more elaborate gift...but either way the cost is minimal & the impact is BIG!!!
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Paint Can "Kits"

What wonderful Christmas gifts or Birthday gifts these could make. Also, new baby, new home, survival kits, party kits, writing kits, time capsules....OH MY!!!!! I'm zoning!!!! Just about anything you can think of & just change the contents of the cans.

Just a few off the top of my head---
-Slumber Party Kit ~ Use the Girlfriends Stamp Set
-Garden Kit ~ Any Flower Set
-Snowman Kit ~ Frosty or any other snowman set
-Hot Chocolate or Coffee Kit ~ Express Yourself Set
-Get Well ~ Happy Healing Set
-Tea Kit ~ Tea Time Set or You Warm My Heart Set
-Doggie Treats ~ Canine Capers/Playful Pups Set
-Kitty Treats ~ Purrfect/Feline Friends Set
-Baby Memories ~ Any of the Baby Sets (got to find that poem)
-Wedding Present/First Year ~ Any Wedding Set---same concept as Baby one but having them record the first year of their marriage
-Legos Galore ~ Build a Bot Set
-Crayons & Paper ~ Any of the Crayon Sets
-Toy Cars/Trains, etc ~ Going Somewhere Set
-Valentine's/Love Kit ~ Any of the Heart Sets
-Halloween Goodies ~ Any of the Halloween Sets
-Thankful Thoughts ~ Turkey Talk Set or Any "Thank You" Set
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Paint Can Sources

Home Depot, Lowes or any other hardware type store sells them.
They run about 99 cents for a quart size & about $1.50 for the gallon size. Make sure you don't forget to get the lid with it & pick up one of those free paint can openers too...they look cute tied on to the can.
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Paint Can Poems

Wedding Day Poem ~ by Kelli Tetterton

Today you became husband & wife,
To have & to love for the rest of your life.

The first year of marriage will seem quite busy,
Ups & downs that will make you so dizzy.

So on a piece of paper you will write,
A memory & a date that is oh, so bright.

Don't forget to record the dark ones too,
They help you to remember what not to do.

Write them all down so you won't forget,
The very reasons you both chose to commit.

Then on your first Anniversary Night,
Open this can by some candlelight.

Keep all the good times & throw away the bad,
Remember the joy of the year you just had.

Hopefully inside you will find much more,
Than just slips of paper, but memories to adore.

Here's hoping everything goes your way,
Best wishes to you both on your Wedding Day!

Baby Poem (Author unknown)
Baby books are great ideas,
but sometimes you're too busy.
Living with a little one
can put you in a tizzy.
Milestones pass too fast at times
to find the proper page.
So, jot a note of each event
with date and baby's age
(like "Took 3 steps on May 1st
or teething-5 December"),
then drop it in this memory can
to help you remember.

Kelli Tetterton ~ Coastal, NC
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Introducing People To Their Creative Side
With Rubber Stamping & Scrapbooking!!!
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Ace Hardware, .89 for the quart size.
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Old 11-02-2004, 09:40 AM   #8
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I'm so excited!! I went and voted today and right across the street is Sherwin Williams. My DH was keeping the babe (Brayton - 12 months) so I ran in there real quick and got me one of both sized. It cost me 3.90. Now I can't wait to make one. Better get to work.

Now if I can just figure out how to post the pic when I get done......
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Thanks, you all, for all of the neat information!

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Old 11-07-2004, 04:34 AM   #10
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ACE hardward carries them??? We have an ACE in the next town!
COOL! I don't have to drive 30 miles to Home Depot!
Thanks for the tip, Julie.
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:20 PM   #11
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Ok, I have started my can but not finished it yet. I need to clean my table off so that I can stamp.
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