Tin Can Centerpieces

• 19 May 2010

















This morning I'm donning my grubbies and heading to my neighbor's home to work on this little project. Instead of using hydrangeas though, we are using wheat grass. It's far less expensive and superb for a true Springtime look! Plus, once Gabrielle posted about it a couple of months ago, I've since wondered how to get a little wheat grass into my life :) Thanks to my friend Katie...I will! She's a rockstar at planting wheat grass now. I'll try to procure a detailed tutorial from her to share...

An interesting note regarding spray paint...you'll notice if you click through to the tutorial that MS suggests painting the cans with a brush. While you'll definitely have a myriad of color options if you do this (spray paint at places like Home Depot and such are usually only offered in pretty basic colors), it'll be more time consuming and likely messier. When my friend and I visited Home Depot we were torn because we loved the pretty hues of the Martha Stewart line, but strongly preferred the convenience of spray paint for this project. The associate working there noted our dilemma and suggested we visit a graffiti store downtown instead. He said they offered unique shades, similar to those we were swooning over from the MS line. Hmmm...

We decided to take him up on his advice and hit a store called Up Rock here in SLC. It turns out they did have the perfect shade of Berry Pink. How random is that? I feel like I've discovered a new "craft" source. Who knows, maybe the graffiti store in your city has a plethora of gorgeous colors too!

image 1 - Martha Stewart; image 2 - Design Mom

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