July 13, 2021


 Do you have a cute little can or jar around the house that is just longing to be put to good use? 

My can measures about 3 1/4" in diameter and is about 3 1/2" tall. If your little wannabe can or jar possesses different dimensions, just change up the circle measurements to fit what you have.

The Sweet Strawberry stamp set is terrific to be used in such a way -- and it's so CHEERFUL!

You can move the components of the topper around any way you want them. Absolutely nothing is wrong! And doesn't the bee charm add the perfect finishing touch?

Read on for an easy tutorial on how to put together a little can/jar of your own.

White cardstock

Sweet Strawberry stamp set (page 43 of the Annual Catalog)

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Granny Apple Green ink
Poppy Parade ink
Stampin' Blends in Dark Daffodil Delight and Light/Dark Granny Apple Green

A die cutting/embossing machine
Stitched Shapes Largest circle (or whatever circle die fits the diameter of your container, but I love the     stitching on these dies)
Can or jar of your choice
Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Bee Charm
Glue Dots (to hold the circle onto the can or jar)

Use the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies, or any circle die that will fit the diameter of your container, to cut a circle from white cardstock.. 

Stamp the flowered portion of the Sweet Strawberry stamp set a little off to the side of this circle. Use any method you would like to color in the leaves and centers of the flowers. I used Dark Daffodil Delight and Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends to color in my sample.

On scraps of white cardstock, stamp first the outlined shapes of the strawberry body, the top of the strawberry and one large leaf in Memento Toxedo Black ink. Come back in for the second step of the stamping with Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green inks to color in the components.

Since I don't have the coordinating strawberry punch, I fussy cut each of these components. If you are fussy cutting, be extra careful with the top of the strawberry. It's skinny and fragile.

Once the cutting is done, put the strawberry together with the leaf at the back. With a Stampin' Dimensional, add it over the already finished flowered portion.

Add one of the bee charms to whichever location your bee wants to be.

I used glue dots for this, but use any form of adhesive you prefer to add the finished circle to the top of the can.

If you decorated a little container like this, what would you put inside it? The first one I made, I nestled a bottle of essential oil into shredded paper inside as a gift for my mom. Now she has a cute decorated can to use as she wishes!



  1. This is so cute - such a great way to upcycle a can!
    Jenna ♥
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  2. I do love the bee.Thank you for sharing with us on the Classy Flamingos.

    1. Thanks, Linda! I think the bee is the perfect touch.

  3. Adorable! I'd probably put small earrings in it. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! Small earrings is a good idea!

  4. This jar is adorable and I love the bee charm! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's - you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening.

    1. Thank you, Ann! And so excited about the Feature!

  5. This is just adorable. What a lovely use of a sweet strawberry stamp.

  6. This is SO cute Linda - I am always re-purposing little jars and tins - now I really need to take the time to dress them up like you've done! CONGRATS - look forward to featuring you at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! #497 :-)