Saturday, December 5, 2009

Altered Paint Can Time Capsule

I'm not sure where I saw this idea but I knew when I had children I wanted to make them one of these with some of there special momentos filled inside.

What I did.... I purchased a plain one gallon paint can from Home Depot and decorated it with scrapbook paper, ribbon, and embellishments. I finished it off with a coat of Mod Podge to help protect it. Now what you put inside your time capsule is completely up to you and when you want to open it is also completely up to you. A friend of mine sealed hers up to be opened on her daughters 18th birthday. I left mine open so I can still add little momentos as my daughter gets older. It's a wonderful baby shower gift and even better it's handmade and from the heart.  Aren't those the best kind of gifts?

WHAT I ADDED... You can add whatever you like to your time capsule. You can see I added my daughter's first baby booties, her toque from the hospital, her baby bracelet and even a newborn diaper. I figure it will be neat to see how little she was when she was born and how diapers looked when she was born. I didn't stop there, I included her birth announcement, foot imprint, her birth powerpoint dvd, my favourite newborn photos and a small booklet detailing my pregnancy, labour and delivery and her first birthday.

*  for your child's teacher and fill it with tea /coffee, starbucks gift card or mug
* for a friend and fill it with pictures and their favourite chocolate
* for a dad or grandpa and fill it with golf balls and tees, small tools or fishing supplies.
* for a child and fill it with art supplies or small toys
* for a mommy or grandma and fill it with cookie cutters and recipe cards


  1. What an awesome idea!! I bet your daughter will treasure it.

    Welcome to SITS!! We're glad you're on board :-)

  2. Now that is the cutest thing ever!

    Stopping by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

  3. This is brilliant! And beautifully executed!

    Welcome to the SITS community!

  4. Thanks ladies for your kinds comments. I had a lot of fun making it and I think it will be something my daughter will cherish.

  5. So cute! Love it!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS. We're happy to have you with us!

  6. THat is a cute idea! I wish Iwould have done that! I guess I could always start now...

  7. I love this! I am really enjoying looking at all your crafts. You are inspiring me to be more crafty :)

  8. This is beautiful! I can't wait to get some of my items up and get my Blog started! My things are not current as I have been working full time in a corporate position for the last ...5 years plus- I am just starting back into getting my business off the ground again and I feel it will take so much longer than it is taking me to get my Blog started!
    I truly love your creativity!

  9. Love it and included it in my Fantastic Friday Awards! Thanks for a terrific tutorial!


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