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Friday, February 5, 2010

.:Feature Friday - Keeping It Simple:.

I'm so excited to introduce Kaysi from Keeping It Simple to you today! I only recently found out about her amazing blog, and I'm loving all of her ideas. I'm sure you'll love getting to know her and love this great tutorial she prepared for you all!

Hello all you Sumo's Sweet Stuff readers! I am super excited to be here with you today!! Isn't Sumo just amazing!! Wow, I love all the things that she does. I wish I had a little girl so I could make all the cute bows and flowers that she makes.
Let me introduce myself, I'm Kaysi

I'm the mother of three adorable little boys, ages 4, 3, and 1. I'm married to an amazing man, he is just wonderful. My family is my life! Those boys bring me so much joy and happiness!
I am a simple person, I don't like to over do anything. I absolutely love color, especially green, brown and blue. With many hours of painting, I finally don't have a white wall in my house. You should check out my blog to see what kinds of things I do.

Today I'm going to give a tutorial on how to make this, a can filled with candy for Valentine's Day
1)First you will need a can with a pull tab on the top and a can opener that opens from the side, not that opens from the top. I used a fruit can because the bottom of the can looks like a normal can. The bottom of a soup can is shaped differently, so you can't use those.
2)Open the bottom of the can. Peel off label and wash completely
3)Decorate the can how ever you would like and fill with candy. You can fill it completely (I just ran out of candy...)
4)Using Glossy Accents (I got it from Hobby Lobby) or Crystal Effects (from Stampin' Up!) put a layer of "glue" all around the edge.
I think that you could use a hot glue gun or another kind of adhesive, I just haven't before.
5)Put the bottom back onto the can and press down. I put a can of tomato soup on it and left it there for 30 minutes.
And just like that you have a can filled with candy. It's always a shock when someone opens up the can and finds candy! Candy is always a pleasant surprise :)
Thanks Sumo!


  1. What a neat idea! I may have to try this one :)

  2. this is so creative! what an awesome idea :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  3. SWEET! I love reusing/recycling used cans for something creative and thoughtful. Great blog Sumo!

  4. great use of a can!

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

  5. This is such a great idea for my primary class. And maybe for my kids.


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