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{painted tin can soup bowls}


A few weeks ago my mom found this great idea on Lililotta and asked
if I was up for creating our own version.
Well, of course! I’m always up for crafting with my mom! ;)


So, a few days later she showed up with chalk paint, a paint brush and bread.

Since it was my task to to gather the remaining supplies, I decided on canned tomatoes.
A great base for an easy to make and delicious chili con carne!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • chalk paint
  • paint brush
  • cans
  • can opener (I used a safety can opener)
  • decorations such as wooden spoons and twine


How to:

  1. Open the cans with the can opener, pour the ingredients in a pan or tupperware container for later use.
  2. Tear the paper off and clean the cans. Dry them off completely.
  3. Paint the outside of the cans, making sure to not get any paint on the inside.
  4. Let the paint dry and decorate the cans, matching your table setting.
  5. Serve soup or stew for your guests.
  6. Enjoy the company, great food and a cute table setting! ;)


I’m partying here! ❤

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  • Reply
    Tuesday October 8th, 2013 at 03:00 PM

    Wow!!! Such an amazing idea to turn tin cans into soup bowls!!! I would love to add a splash of color to my tin can soup bowls as I love colors! :)

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
    Tuesday October 8th, 2013 at 04:27 PM

    I LOVE this idea, Vanessa! So cute, and so simple, too!

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    Donna Wilkes
    Saturday October 12th, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Wow! A great idea for a football party with homemade chile or soup. They look so festive.

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    Saturday October 12th, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

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    Friday November 1st, 2013 at 02:46 PM

    This will really dress up my annual Hobo Party. Thanks for the great idea!!!

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    patty niten
    Friday January 3rd, 2014 at 07:58 PM

    great idea for tin cans.i make flowers out of tin cans.its hard to cut the tin so i get my hubby to cut them and then paint them with rustoleum paint.they sell great at craft shows. patty

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday January 4th, 2014 at 04:54 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Patty!
      The flowers sound great! I bet it’s hard to cut the tin cans though. ;)
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      XO! Vanessa

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