Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spam Can Be A Good Thing!

I'm not talking about those annoying emails that show up in your inbox.  I'm talking about "spiced ham" in a can!  And why is it good?  Because those empty cans of Spam can go from this...


...to this!








...or this!


 


...or, even this!




...and, one more!




 All you have to do is first empty the cans by consuming the contents.  If you don't like Spam, then you better find someone who does and sweet talk them into giving you their empty cans!  As for my family, we have a bunch of Spam in food storage, so bonus points for me!  Then gather your supplies.  You'll need (4) 20mm wood beads for each can, spray paint, glue, scrapbook paper, small bookplates, and anything else you want to use for embellishments.  After washing and drying the cans, spray them, and the beads, the color of your choice.  Glue the beads to the bottom corners.  I used epoxy.  Wrap and glue paper around the body.  You could apply the paper with mod podge to make it more durable.  Attach the bookplate with glue, or by punching holes and attaching with small brads.  Embellish with ribbon, strips of fabric, jute, etc.  The possibilities are really endless!  Have fun! 

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47 comments:

  1. I want to go and buy some spam just so I can make these. :o) I like the idea of using mod podge on the paper to make it more durable. Great idea once again!

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  2. Clever girl! But you don't say what you did with the SPAM. You didn't EAT it did you? That seems a high price to pay, even for such a cute craft project (wink).

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  3. Ummm, this is amazing! Love what you did with some lowly spam cans! The hardest thing would have to be figuring out what to do with the Spam...ugh. That stuff is n-a-s-t-y! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  4. ah geez, now I'm craving Spam so I can get to crafting...

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  5. Yuk - I'll have to find a friend to eat the Spam. I ate too much as a kid. You certainly transformed them. I love the feet - great touch.

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  6. Love the spam cans, very cute! I am your newest follower!
    have a great day,
    Regina
    p.s. I would love for you to drop by my blog!

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  7. I can't believe those are spam cans! Very cute project!

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  8. Beautiful recyling! I have never had spam, but I have a ga-zillion hot chocolate containers that are similarly shaped. What great ideas...Thanks!

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  9. This just made me chuckle -- you should send this to the SPAM people -- it's such a great idea! And thanks for giving us all of the possibilities! I am SO bookmarking this for future use -- thanks for posting!

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  10. As a kid my mother told me {when I asked} what Spam was made of
    ...she said reindeer meat...
    shortly thereafter I became a vegetarian.

    ;-)

    Your cans are adorable and so very very clever!

    I have a HUGE can that just might need a few beady feet too!

    thanks for sharing your clever creative craftiness!

    Kimmie
    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted

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  11. The only reason I'd buy spam is for this BEAUTIFUL craft! Thanks for posting on Tatertots and Jello! www.project-purple.blogspot.com

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  12. DH says he will help me with this project if all he has to do is eat...LOL! These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. How creative! and I love how they turned out. Thanks for linking to the party. I hope to see you again next time.

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  14. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

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  15. Such a practical and pretty idea! We buy by the bulk at Costco so we have a lot of these cans. Now I can enlist my girls to prettify them :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  16. Fantastic - love it. Found you at The Girl Creative and looking forward to linking up.
    Jen
    http://shimistore.blogspot.com/

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  17. Holy crap. That is awesome. My mom eats Spam, I'm going to have to have her start keeping the cans! Way more cuter than just doing it to soup cans, and less obvious too!

    I'm following you now. I mean, if you want make Spam cans look this awesome, I can't wait to see what else you come up with! Now the pressure is on :)

    Glad my button post was helpful to ya!

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  18. These are so cute my jaw dropped open in disbelief. I never would have guessed they were Spam cans!! My hubby has been having me purchase Spam lately for our food storage as well, so I might have to break one (or three) open ASAP just so I can make these.

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  19. I totally love this idea!!! How cute---the spam can is a great little size and shape. Who knew!!!

    I love when something wonderful can be made from something that would other wise go unused.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  20. Just saw these on the Addicted 2 Decorating blog and had to come over and see more. I love them! You are a genius!!!

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  21. What the...genius! The feet really make it so cute! Well done!!,

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  22. Oh wow! I love your project.. I was looking for some re purpose projects for plants and this is an amazing idea!!
    Thanks for sharing.. :)
    Hani

    www.craftionary.blogspot.com

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  23. Amazing. These look like something you would be at a store!
    I hope you'll stop by and link up:
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspire-me-monday-thanks-for-stopping.html

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  24. This project is gosh darn cute, I just had to share it on my Facebook page! Thank you for linking up to Amaze Me Monday blog party :D

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  25. You have made want to go out and buy Spam for the first time ever. I especially love the place cards use. How clever!!!!
    Love it!And having spam in food storage is a great idea.Never thought of that but I will have to add.
    ladeedacreations.com

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  26. What a cute idea..I especially like the idea of the flowers...it would be really cute for the outdoor patio when I entertain!!!

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  27. Just letting you know that I featured it today at Recognition Day Thursday :) Please feel free to grab the feature button in my sidebar.

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  28. I have to share this great idea with my Spam loving friends. So creative.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  29. Fantastic!! I love it!! So I'm featuring it in my Darling Day tomorrow! (my version of Friday favs) Now I need to go buy some Spam....... :)

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  30. OH my goodness! I never ever would have thought these were spam cans!!! soo original and just downright cute! thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Love this idea! And like others have said the size and shape is great and very unrecognizable. lol

    i'll be linking :-)

    www.bitofbyrd.blogspot.com

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  32. GREAT idea! Your project "afters" look much better than what is in the can "before." :-)

    Gosh ... wonder what you could create with my alphabet photography letters!?!

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  33. OMG! I love spam and we by spam in bulk at costcos. I also know a few people that I can get to give me empty cans as well.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Makalani
    www.MakazHome.com

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  34. Wow. Love this and love your blog. Following you now.

    BTW, I am giving a handmade quilt away on my blog if you'd like to stop over and check it out!

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  35. wow! great idea! I have a lot of cans and now i know what i will to with them! :-)

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  36. Great idea! I featured this on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you can stop by and check it out. www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  37. These are awesome! I love the re-used spam containers. Who would have though they could be so beautiful. I will definitely try this once I can find someone that eats spam...or I will try it with some other repurposed container. Love! http://dontbuyathing.wordpress.com

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  38. funny how no one eats spam. that's like no one calls 900 sex lines..

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  39. love lovw love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  40. These are so cute! I don't even eat spam but will be buying some just for the cans. My grandsons will love the spam. lol
    I'm a new follower and just love your creativity. I'd love if you'd link up to my Frugal Treasures party on Tuesday. Hope you make it there. : )

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  41. My twin granddaughters just started high school and have lockers for the first time. They are complaining about not being able to find pencils and other small items quickly enough to prevent tardies. These, with magnets on the back would be perfect for the inside of the doors. Thanks bunches.

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  42. They look totally differ and really look great as a display or vase.

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  43. I just searched for ideas to re-purpose Spam cans and found this on pinterest. Wonderful idea ! and as for all of you Spam haters, I have something for you to try. My boyfriend hates spam or used to I should say. The other night I made a long time favorite of my family and he is forever more a spam lover. Cut 8 red potatoes-skin on-into cubes, 1 large sweet onion chopped , 2 cans spam cut into cubes, put all ingredients into 1 gallon size Ziploc, pour in 4 tbsp. olive oil , 1 pkg onion soup mix, salt & pepper to taste, close Ziploc and shake well. Pour into lg.Pyrex dish and bake 45 min.on 400 degrees.stirring once. DELISH!

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  44. This post was featured at truecharismacrafts.blogspot.com
    Check it out!

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  45. For those of you who do not like Spam (it is good when fried), use the International Coffee Tins!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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