A Can Of Berries

Good day, dear ones!
It's raining. . .
and snowing. . . 
so I thought I would share some happy, sweet color to brighten the day :)
This fun Spring project was inspired by two precious women.

The first is a blogging friend and her name is Celeste -
she blogs over at Southern DayDreams and is quite the talented artist.
A while ago Celeste shared on her blog a repurposed cappuccino container
that she had painted and added lace to - it was stunning!
She inspired me to make something similar 
so I used a coffee can for my project.

The second lady that inspired me was my aunt-in-law :)
My husband's aunt sent us a thank you card in the mail
and the second I saw it I knew I had to keep it for a project.
With spring here it's the official time to begin planting
so I thought the card would look lovely on the coffee can filled with berries.
This coffee can makeover adds some happy spring and beauty to the home,
don't you think so, friends?

Supplies needed for the can. . .

coffee can
paint brush
vintage image
hot glue gun and glue

Apply two coats of paint to the coffee can.

Once the can has dried
wrap lace around it and apply hot glue to hold.

Add the vintage image to the can with hot glue
and decorate it as you so desire.

I added some yellow rose trim that my husband's aunt gave me.
She said she used some of it years ago on a dress she made - 
she is an extremely talented seamstress.

The vintage safety pin holds a ribbon and key.

And a vintage button adds a pop of cuteness on the bottom.

Supplies needed for the strawberries. . .

small strawberries - 3.5-inch circles
large strawberries - 6-inch circles
green paper flowers or felt for top
pearls, optional

Cut the circles in half.

Fold the half circle. 
Sew along the straight fold.
With needle and thread sew a gathering stitch along the top edge.
Fill the berry with batting.
Pull the thread tightly and knot

Hot glue some paper green flowers to the top of the berries
or cut out a green top from felt.

Apply some pearls to the strawberries
for an extra sweet look.

I filled the can with some tissue paper
and added Spanish moss to the top part.

Happy crafting, sweet friends :)
Take an old coffee can and make it new
with some Spring inspiration.

Love, hugs, and blessings!

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Sylvia said...

That is very nice,Stephanie. You did good. I love it.
It is rainy here today and 71 degrees, but the weather man says by the weekend it's going to be in the 30's again,just when I am getting use to warmer days!


Huckleberry stitches said...

Now how darling is that? I love those strawberries and will need to make a few of those for sure! Thank you for the inspiration! I need to make a can for coffee donation for our Sunday school and I think I founf what I am going to do! Yippee! Have a Blessed Day! God loves you!

Debbie Harris said...

I just love this, Stephanie! Seeing it in person yesterday really inspired me to take an old can and do something needful with it.
Those strawberries are just darling!
Your creativity is fun to watch, you just amaze me. :-)
Enjoy the snow ~ your dad thought he better take advantage of this and go skiing. :-)

Love you ~ Mom

Janneke said...

These strawberries look gorgeous. Great idea and you crafted it lovely.

silverfeather said...

So dear ...I just love those strawberries! You are so creative, Stephanie!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Mary E. Stephens said...

Yay! Something I can link to for a "Berry Fun Friday" post! :-) Thank you! I'm very partial to strawberries and my kitchen is decorated with them, so I like to do a post on my blog that features them from time to time. I'll try to remember to let you know when I get it scheduled. This is great because it's also a sewing tutorial. :-) I've been working on some similar strawberries, but this method looks easier to me, in all honesty.

Home Meadows said...

Hi Stephanie, I like your pretty berry basket and sweet strawberries. What a fun way to recycle a coffee can. The postcard has a neat vintage feel that adds a nice touch to your project. Wishing you a blessed day. Heather (P.S. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments on my blog; I appreciate you.) :-)


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Vee said...

Now that is so clever and darling! I might have to fight with John for coffee cans. He covets them for nail storage and such. Hmmm...better put hoseys on the next one. =D

Camille said...

You are one creative girl, Stephanie. Your can of berries is super cute. Hugs to you! Camille

Things and Thoughts said...

Your crafts are always so particular and beautiful Stephanie!It's exciting to give life to objets and items, adding a new charecter and make them pretty and useful.
Thanks for being so inspiring my friend.It's raining also here!

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: fabulous and lovely tin of berries. In my town it is also raining. Keep in touch

mamasmercantile said...

Wow, I really love the can, it is so beautiful perfect for so many things. I was thinking a pencil holder, you are so inspiring.

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello sweet Stephanie! It is also raining here in South Africa at the moment, and there is a great deal of thunder and lightning overhead which prevents me from watching that movie I was hoping to... Thus, I thought I'd stop by your pretty blog for some inspiration:-)
Oh! What a gorgeous project - my...how truly creative you are and yes, very inspiring! I dearly love the strawberries! A big well done for upcycling that coffee tin!!
Hugs and lots of love to you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects - I so enjoy visiting!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Grat idea. Thank you for sharing. Hugs and blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Grat idea. Thank you for sharing. Hugs and blessings to you.

Sola Scriptura said...

Stephanie, you've created such a lovely and useful project. You are so inspiring!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, how precious everything is! Now I want to make some strawberries! I don't everything I need but I may play around and see what I can do. You always have such fun! I think I'll come to your house to play. Sweet hugs, Diane

Red Rose Alley said...

Your can of berries is so cute, Stephanie. Celestina is such a talented artist with so many clever ideas. I loved the vintage key and ribbon. That really adds charm to it. These strawberries remind me of the raspberries that my husband planted in our garden on Sunday. I can't wait to taste them. Remember the days when we used to pick them from the fields and ate as many as we wanted? Those were the good ole days, my friend.

You did a nice job on this project, Stephanie. Have a sweet Wednesday afternoon.



So SWEET, Stephanie!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the tutorial. The strawberries are so sweet (no pun intended)! The card is so perfect for the can.

Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

Such a pretty item and so many detailed pretties to make it all the more special.

Anonymous said...

This is simply beautiful, dear Stephanie :) And such a sweet touch of spring and cheer as well! I love this idea! Why is it that whenever I leave your blog I really, really want to head to Hobby Lobby? ;) Anyways, hope your day is lovely and blessed <3 Sending you love and hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, How pretty! Oh, the joy of spring time and strawberries! Hope you enjoy the afternoon.

Elizabethd said...

Such a pretty idea!

gilly said...

That's so cute - what a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial too, and Happy Spring - I hope it stops snowing soon :-)

Joyful said...

It's beautiful!

Ashley~ said...

LOVE strawberries!
Such a cute project

Christine said...

How creative of you, Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing a beautiful make!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The can is so sweet and those strawberries...oh my gosh..they are scrumptious!! I love the pearls and the darling stems! You're so talented, my friend! xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

This is really cute and perfect for spring! The coffee can looks so pretty with the lace and I love the strawberries. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
Julie xo

Robyn said...

The minute I saw your opening photo a big smile spread across my face, Stephanie. That was for 2 reasons - I am a berry nut (must have been a bear in a former life) and I thought to myself - oh my gosh, Stephanie has done it again! Who would have thought you would create something so special from a card image? Love your imagination, sweet friend!

Maryann said...

Such a clever idea for recycling that pretty card. Wonderful project

magnoliasntea said...

Oh, that card is so pretty and nostalgic. Lovely job of covering the can, and your berries are soooooo cute!
Our high today was 77 degrees, but we are in for another cold spell in a few days. Hope you see some sunny skies soon. :)

My thrift store addiction said...

Stephanie, this is SO creative and charming! Love it! Hugs, Cecilia

Scrappy quilter said...

You are the absolute best at what you do. I love your creativity and your tutorials. Lovely!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, What a darling creation you created with the coffee can. I love the details and thank you for sharing your tutorial. You are so talented and the strawberries are a darling addition. So sweet of you to give me a mention. Thank you so much.
Blessings to you my friend and Happy Spring.
Hugs, CM

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

This is absolutely adorable! You are so talented :)

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Hi Stephanie! Your creation is gorgeous! I love the strawberries, so cute!!!

My Garden Diaries said...

You are so very creative my friend! Love every inch of this project!! And how fantastic are those strawberries!! They just melt my heart!!! Wishing you a wonderful Thursday friend!!! Nicole xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, how I need color in my LIFE right now! We too had snow and a lot of wind yesterday, but our DAY has to come soon, and I believe! Lovely strawberries and such a delightful way to display them my friend! Much love and hope for a new day! Anita

Anna said...


Alex said...

Stephanie, that is so pretty and original! You really have an 'eye' for these things and you did it so carefully ~ dainty fingers too!
Strawberries...oooh, I might have to make a few, before the real ones are in season ...
Thank you for a delightful post! xx

Dee said...

That's such a creative craft project. I love how the can turned out and those strawberries are just lovely... :)

Mila said...

This is super cute! And I love all the details :)
I hope you will share your pretty can with our Link Up - Idea box:


Kerin said...

Such a simple, yet charming craft!
With that pop of red color, it is just a happy little piece.
Thanks for the tutorial too... I think I might have to make me some sweet little strawberries :)

Have a sweet weekend, my friend.

Debbie said...

it really is beautiful stephanie, all your very most favorite things!!

so many talented peeps, blogging is a wonderful way for us to connect and share our art!!!

Unknown said...

I love this! I need someone to make it for me.... though I could do it myself once I get better..... this is really sweet. YOU, my dear, did an AWESOME job!

Hoping you have a wonderful day!


Marilyn Mathis said...

You are so creative and talented. Love the strawberries. Hugs.

living from glory to glory said...

Well, what a fun project from the can painted and decorated to those sweet pin cushions! I am so inspired! I loved it so much! I can't wait to try it after the coasters you made, and the bunny I am making and the spring outside work... Girl I gotta get busy!
Hugs, Roxy

hobbyloes said...

Love how you decorated the coffee can...and the strawberries, so nice, amazing.
Last week we have had a sunny week, but it is raining now.
Have a nice day.

Jill said...

Very neat! looks like a delicious project!! Love the pop of color this could add to a table without using flowers!

Salinn said...

What an adorable decoration! I love it! I think I might need to find myself a can to use and try making one.:) Thanks for sharing!

Salinn said...

What an adorable decoration! I love it! I think I might need to find myself a can to use and try making one.:) Thanks for sharing!

Mindy said...

Your sweet craft has my mouth watering for real strawberries!

Susan said...

Dear Stephanie, that is totally adorable. Great job! Susan p.s. Thanks for your visits, too!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I love this! & I think I could do the can, and would certainly give the strawberries a try. Lovely Stephanie!

Linda Walker said...

Stephanie, this is such a nice way to recycle tin cans. I love this project! I remember the little tin that Celestina decorated and I loved that one too! I would like to start saving some cans for similar projects. This would make a fun project for kids too. Stephanie, you are very creative!!!!:) thanks for sharing!

Debby Ray said...

Well this is about the cutest thing...and you have reminded me of a sweet memory when I was a teen. I made some strawberries very similar to those! You do good work, Stephanie :) Thanks for the tutorial too!

Michelle {Miss Strawberry Shortgirl} said...

Oh what sweetness! I just love those little fabric strawberries. I have a pair of wedges that are adorned with some of those sweet things. Now, I want to make some myself because of you inspirational post! ^_^


Wilma said...

This is so creative, Stephanie !
I LOVE it, so inspiring, as your work always is !

Hugs, Wilma.

JES said...

How cute is that! :)

Tanna said...

Those strawberries are just too cute! Strawberries always remind me of spring and early summer... =) You did a beautiful job. blessings ~ tanna

Feral Turtle said...

What an adorable spring project! So pretty Stephanie!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What can I say but... absolutely adorable!! I just love your creativity!

Conniecrafter said...

Those strawberries are just the sweetest, love the pearls added too. Love the way you re-purposed the can and card to put them in!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

So cute Stephanie. Love the little strawberries too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very pretty and whimsical. Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you the sweet comments and encouragement that you leave at my blog. xoxo

Ida said...

Fabulous! Strawberries are my all time favorite fruit so I really loved seeing them in your sweet and charming can. This is just wonderful.

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