They say you can take the girl out of the country, but you cannot take the country out of the girl. Well, in this case, the city. You can take me out of San Francisco, but you can never take San Francisco out of this girl. Or something like that. Let me explain it better with an altered art project.
Recently, as you baseball fans all know, the San Francisco Giants
I used black cardstock paper and a Giants logo that I printed off their website. I decoupaged the paper and the logo onto the can, remembering to work UPSIDE DOWN. I'm repeating this base on experience because it's easy to forget that the bottom will be the top when you are finished.
Since it's Autumn, I found a package of chocolate kisses that were orange, silver and red. I knew the orange and silver ones would be great as they match the Giants colors. What to do with the leftover red ones? Save them for a later project! [Who am I kidding? Just eat them.]
I decided to make several of these Giants cans, so I only filled half of the can and used white shredded paper to fill the remaining space.
Then glue the "bottom" lid back on. Last time I made these cans, I used hot glue, but the lid didn't lay flat. This time, I used the decoupage medium, and held the lid in place for a few minutes. It created a perfect seal. No one will be the wiser. That's the fun thing about this gift. The recipient will not know how the chocolate got into the "un-opened" can.
Then I added embellishments including orange & white twine [found in the craft aisle for a dollar at WalMart], foam baseball, bat and cap [found an entire package at the grocery store in their dollar bin]. The decoupage worked great for adhering the embellishments as well as sealing the can. I tied a large orange ribbon to the tab, but felt it needed one more embellishment.
I stamped "SF" onto a small white tag
and tied the tag onto the ribbon.
If you're reading this post in or after September 2013, it is safe to say our beloved San Francisco Giants [will] clinch the division title again...this time, for last place [sigh]. #toomuchpressure
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