9.11.2012

What Should I Do With These Cute Soup Cans?

My cute mother is always sharing ideas/finds/uniquities with me.  Not long ago when I was at her house, she was telling me that Target was running a promotion in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Andy Warhol's Pop Art. 

You might remember that he painted a series of Campbell's Soup Cans.  Well, Target is currently selling Campbell's soup cans that have labels that look like his paintings.  So when I was there last, I happened to see an end cap filled with Andy-Warhol-labeled Campbell's Tomato Soup cans.  And guess what?  They were so darn cute, I had to buy some.  One of each, actually.  (Good thing we like tomato soup around these parts.)




So now the question is...what do I do with them?


Eat the soup, of course.  But I *have* to do something fun with those cute cans.

I was thinking of creating a window sill herb garden. 



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But I'm not completely sold on the idea, because me and plants? We don't get along so well.  So I'm trying to come up with some other ideas too.

Any suggestions?   If you  have a fabulous idea  - or really any idea -  leave it in the comments, pretty please.

(No, I'm not affiliated in any way with either Target or Campbell's Soup....just posting this for fun.) 

Have a great day~

xoxo
Wendy

22 comments:

Bethany said...

Craft supply storage/organization...

Peggy said...

I have done some antiquing on tin cans and used them for all kinds of things.... planters (the plants, great artificial herbs that we picked up at Ikea.) The other ones hold bundles of herbs which I am allowing to dry... i.e. lavender, thyme, etc. We also use them to hold pencils, pens, scissors, straws, pipe cleaners, etc.

Yes I have a thing for "antique" tins when it comes to office supplies!

Good luck!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

I truly have no idea what could be done with them to be completely honest however, I do feel as though you should keep them. Someday they may be worth something you never know & if they are only doing it in celebration of the years then their will not be a huge supply of them that look like that! They look super cute :)

Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

I saw those at Target this morning and thought... seriously... these would make some kick butt decor pieces in my kitchen! :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Hmmmm, why not make some wee moss 'nests' with bird figurines to top them off?

Sandy said...

I saw them yesterday and one would laugh at me if they saw me gazing at the soup cans.. what would I do with them...
I have no idea yet.
Sandy

Samantha Clark said...

I saw these yesterday as well & was dying to buy them but passed because I didn't know what I'd do with them. I'm excited to read everyone else's ideas so I can go back & pick them up! :)

Bethanie said...

I bought three of the yellow and robins egg blue ones...I didnt eat the soup, but I stacked them on my open shelving, that just happens to have the blue backing the shelving and pops of yellow amongst my white dishes...they look super cute just stacked there!!

Sandy said...

I would carefully take the wrappers off the cans and frame them to hang. They are cute!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'm loving all of your ideas. I have to laugh too because the cans have just been sitting on my counter for me to admire since I bought them. Maybe I just need some open shelving! Ha ha! And Sandy, I have thought of that too...it's really the labels that I love. :-)

Lauras Crafty Life said...

I would probably remove the labels. I think if you tried to clean out the cans, the labels (the part that is really cute, anyways) might get ruined! You could frame them as a piece of art in your kitchen or pantry.

One Purple Dandelion said...

I agree....framing the labels would be the best :)

Mandy said...

I went back to Target today to look at them. I think I was there before they put them out. Sandi. I was gazing at them for a while. I think peeps thought I was crazy. Went w 8 of the yellow and robin egg blue. I think I will just display them in my kitchen as is. Maybe on top of a stack of cookbooks. They are so cute!

Holly said...

You just gave me the PERFECT idea for storing my paintbrushes!! Thank You!!

Elements said...

Flowers, they make the perfect quirky vase for your flowers. A few small little posies.

Unknown said...

hanging string lights!!! I would decoupage the cans to make sure the labels stayed nice, then string them up as lighting fixtures. Would be really cute on a patio or as a string of three in a kitchen!

Jeannette said...

I love the idea of framing the labels. OR, they would make cute pencil/pen/marker holders:) So cute! Wish I had a Target close to go get some!

talentetta said...

I think I will decoupage the labels on the inside of a kitchen cabinet back, or pantry shelf back, to make a nice backdrop when I open the door. You could do the same thing on a piece of cardboard or wood that stands up to fit the space tightly. Then you could take it down and change it later on. Not so permanent. My maiden name is Campbell, after all!

prairieharmony said...

Oh my goodness how wonderful! I must go visit target!!! lol I agree that carefully removing the labels and displaying them would probably be easiest. Either that or I think I will try spraying them with clear spray paint to preserve the label before opening them so they are partially preserved before getting wet from any rinsing etc. Don't know if that will work, then using them to store pencils paint brushes etc. in my studio. How inspiring, thank you so much for sharing :)

Alexis said...

This is what I did!

http://www.jacolynmurphy.com/2012/09/the-art-of-soup.html

Zucchinimom said...

OMG...saw your post on this and went straight to Target to get some cans. We ate the soup that night with grilled cheese sandwiches...I rinsed the cans out and now they house all of our colored pencils. They are organized by color group according to the label and they look gorgeous! My youngest daughter was so excited that she couldn't wait to color something because it all looks so inspiring! Thanks for the heads up about the cans...I might be posting about it myself!!!

Shari Williams said...

I would keep the labels, totally remove the top & add wire hangers. You can store things up off your counter or desktop or give them as a gift. Fill them with flowers and hong on a door knob. This is my first visit to your blog & I am loving it!!! Thank you!!