Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Paint Can Inserts . . . Finally

I'm sorry that these are so late in coming. I think I've mentioned that I'm learning a new digi scrapping software--the Creative Memories sbcStudio for macs. It's a lot different than StoryBook Creator Plus, and there are quite a few bugs still being worked out, which is causing a little crankiness on my part. And wasted time. Grrrr! It'll all work out in the end though.

At least that's what I keep telling myself in order to keep from jumping off a bridge. A bridge with icy cold water and ice beneath it. Actually, it's probably just the cold keeping me from taking the plunge. I dislike cold very much.

Check out these little knobber jobbers. Don't you just love them? I found them at Porter's, and it was all I could do not to slap my forehead.

Why didn't I think of this? These paint cans can be a pain to open, especially when you are in a hurry and there's chocolate inside. As an example.

Some genius at Porter's came up with this idea, and I can't even tell you how in love with it I am. I didn't buy them right away. I thought that maybe I could find some even cuter ones, maybe even cheaper at a hardware store. I looked though, at only one place because I loathe shopping around, and I'm happy to say that I feel good about paying $8.99 for three CEEEEE-UTE little knobs in all their knobbity cuteness.

Of course installation requires a small hole be drilled. No problemo.

Cute little screw poking through the bottom.

CEEEEE-UTE little knob. Try not to faint from the cuteness of it.

I know, weird things excite me.

So much that I can't even handle it.

I only wish it were my idea.

I'm a copy cat though. I guess I can live with that.

Without torturing you further, here are the templates. Get them printed as 11 x 14 inch enlargements. I did mine at Sam's Club.

Be sure to click on the image first, before saving it to your desktop. Otherwise the image will be blurry. Enjoy!

P.S. What do you think of my new design? Tonya at Lucky Girl Design Studio hooked me up. I love it.


  1. Ok . . . it is official . . . I am in LOVE with these cans!!! aDORable! Thanks for sharing all your secrets!

  2. Love these. Wondering bout this digi do I get that??

  3. Love the paint cans! These are great. The knobs are super cute. I'm glad you didn't die from the cuteness so you can make more stuff to share with us. I do enjoy the new layout on your blog as well. I like the colors. :)

  4. Yup! I'm loving these!!! Do you have the bigger sized cans done? A gallon, maybe?

  5. Keep those great ideas coming!!

  6. Okay girlfriend, Target has the diamond looking ones, 4 for something like $15 (I know this because I just spent $45 for 12!) So I think that you did get a good deal. Very cute idea!

    I keep meaning to ask if you give the bookmarks out to your kids. Around here, all hell would break loose for daring to use the UN-PC phrase "Merry Christmas!"

  7. Brilliant!!!!! Super cute......I love it!

  8. Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far.

  9. These are so sweet...Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love those cans and the knobs! so cute!!! New site design is cute, too. :-) Great job.

  11. Thanks for some quality points there. I am kind of new to online , so I printed this off to put in my file, any better way to go about keeping track of it then printing?

  12. Super cute idea! I'd like to do these in the future, but I'm having trouble finding paint cans without paint in them! I searched - nothing. We don't have Porter paints in Mn. We do have other paint stores, though. Should I just go in there and ask how much they'd sell me a can w/o paint in it? Thanks!

  13. Kim, I tried to do an online search too, with no luck. I would suggest just keeping your eyes open when you are in any type of craft store, and snapping them up if you see them. Often Michaels has them, but they are flimsy and not as sturdy as the ones I've found at Porters. I've seen Home Depot sell empty paint cans, but they are a bit pricey. I hope you find some soon. Good luck!