Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DIY Wednesday: Retro vases from cans

I'm in an airplane, so today's DIY project will come by way of the ever talented Elizabeth Abernathy of Absinthe and Orange. Besides coming up with clever upcycled projects and papercrafts of her own, Elizabeth also has a regular feature where she shares actual craft projects from the 50s through 70s.

This one from a 1976 Better Homes and Gardens book Treasures from Throwaways repurposes tennis ball cans as vases. I never play tennis, but I bet a Pringles can would work as well.

Her project includes the actual templates for drawing the three groovy ladies. Here's one below.

See the full tutorial at Absinthe and Orange.


  1. Very cute. Hope you had a great time on your trip!

  2. They are pretty groovy aren't they! Thank you for the nice press and links.