Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vintage Can Label Craft

This is just a lightening quick craft project I made the boys do to indulge my vintage label preoccupation.

Clean your cans. Look up “vintage can labels” (or here is a good source), download images and open the artwork in Photoshop to manipulate the size.
Regular soup-size cans use labels approximately 10.5 inches long by 4.5 inches tall.

I repaired and edited the ones I found to coordinate better with my office (see manipulated versions below).

Then I printed the labels, cut them out and had the boys rubber cement them right over the old labels.

These could be cute teachers gifts (pencil cups) or last minute mother’s/ father’s day crafts (you know – when you completely forgot and it’s the night before, and you have no money to buy anything so silly anyway).

I strongly believe kids should value homemade gifts and start early coming up with clever alternatives to gift buying.