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Doin' the Can-Can

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Moms of girls, come here, we need to talk. I love being a mom to girls (can we all give a WOOT WOOT for patent leather mary janes and prom gowns?) but there comes a time in every girl mom's life when she looks at the drawer/box/bin/floor and wonders "How do I do this? How do I possibly organize all this hair stuff?"  You know what I'm talking about...the ribbon roses you made to match that dress, the headband you bought off of Etsy, the teeny tiny clips that hold wispy baby hair,  the brushes, combs, whatnots and whathaveyous. It got to me and I'm really not a neatnick type.  I was ready to give Molly and Ellie some Sinead O'Connor cuts from the 90s.  Luckily for me (and them) I found a solution! 

I took the spray painted cans I used as flower vases at Ellie's birthday party....

How sweet!  They looked so pretty with the blue vintage mason jars and the satin ribbons. My mom knew right away they were from cans of tomatoes from making red sauce. The same mom always smelled like garlic going to Mass on Sunday from making sauce early in the morning. awwwww.

and I washed them really well and turned them into this...

The clippy ones go around the edge, the handbands hang over, and the small ponytail holders, clips, combs, and brushes go in the middle.  It is working out really well so far except we need a bigger can. I need one of those old Hawaiian Punch cans from the 70s and 80s. You know the ones that your mom had to punch with the can punch on both sides to pour?  Yeah, that would work the best because it's taller.

You are thinking one of the following right now:
a) Brilliant!!!  Jenny is really quite innovative. Ahead of her time, I say...ahead of her time
b) She just posted 4 pictures of a can she painted. 4. pictures.
c) I'm the mom of boys. Will it hold Thomas trains? Hmmmmm.
d) She needs to get that house and a job and fast

Don't post your answer in you comment, thanks!   I like to think it's option a.



  1. I do like it! Much, much better than what's going on in our bathroom. :) Love the color, too. Would love for you to link this up to my (wow me) wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :) (I'm a new follower, too!)


  2. Aww...I think it's super cute!!

    I'd love for you to link up to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now until Saturday!!


  3. What a fun idea! Love the colors you chose! Thank you for sharing this at Show & Share! I really appreciate it!

  4. This is so cute AND I got 2 ideas for the price of 1. lol Loved them as vases too.

  5. I have started saving my cans! Great idea! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)

  6. I love this! Great job!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  7. These are beautiful! What a fun and easy way to spruce up the house :D


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