Cub Scout Blue and Gold...

Phew...I've been busy super this week.  I was away for the last 10 days and as soon as I got back into town I needed to start working on 10 centerpieces for my son's Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet. 

Here's what I came up with.

Simple Cub Scout Blue and Gold Centerpieces

Cub Scout Blue and Gold Centerpieces

I'm a craft hoarder and I've been hoarding coffee cans for the last year.   I finally found a use for them and decided to recycle the cans into centerpieces by covering them with paper.

Cub Scout Blue and Gold

The Cub Scout emblem is a Fleur-di-lis and I actually didn't think I had a Fleur-di-lis cut but I did a search on my Gypsy and it turned out I had 6 to choose from!  I just love all those Cricut cartridge hidden secrets!  I chose to use the Fleur-di-lis from Sweethearts cut at 3.75 inches along with the shadow base.

Up cycled Coffee Can for Cub Scout Blue and Gold

Ok, I'll give you a little tip in case you ever want to recover coffee cans.  Coffee cans measure 12 1/2 inches in diameter and my paper strips were 12 inches so I had to come up with a solution for the missing 1/2 inch.  I adhered an additional strip of embossed card stock with the Fleur-di-lis emblem to cover my paper gap.   To give the cans a little more outdoorsman look, I tied jute twine around them.

Cub Scout Centerpieces

 Ten cans and 20 Rosettes later! 

 The Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge has Fleur-di-lis cut but since I needed 20 and didn't have the time to get really detailed I just made these rosettes by hand. They measure at 3" and 4" wide.

Cub Scout Medallions

For the rosette middles, I embossed some circles with the Fleur-di-lis emblem and printed off some Cub Scout clip art.  The boys loved the Rosettes and like boys do, they began to pretend the dowels were swords.  I wish I had made enough so everyone boy could of took one home, maybe I'll do that for next year.

Cub Scout Blue and Gold

Here are the centerpieces on the table at the banquet with balloons tied in the middle.

Cub Scout Awards

 and here's my little Wolf proud of his awards.

Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday to the Cub Scouts.

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  1. Great job on your Blue and Gold table decorations; they turned out great!

    I was already trying to plan for next years banquet....and ours was just last weekend. lol

    Congrats to your son.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. what cool party decorations love them thank you for joining our boy challenge blue at decorate to celebrate.

  3. Great decorations! Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

  4. Wow, Holly, these are so awesome!! I have a bunch of cans I've been saving, too...what a great idea making them centerpieces!! I love the Fleur-di-lis cut!! And your little wolf is absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  5. What great decoration centerpieces! I love the rosettes and using coffee cans is so clever! Great job! Thanks for playing at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Amy's Crafting Space
    Decorate To Celebrate Design Team Member

  6. I love how you put those cans to good use.. I love that recycle idea. Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl, be sure to check back in April to find out who won. I love your center pieces.

  7. Love the bright colors and fantastic decorations!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  8. Wow!! Amazing Projects!! You did awesome!! It looks like they had tons of fun!! Congrats on your DT Spot at Fantabulous Cricut!! They are an amazing team, Enjoy it!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  9. Holly, look at your cute little Wolf! I love that picture! So sweet! Also, way to go reusing coffee cans! I'm such a craft hoarder too!:) Great project! Also you might want to go check out my blog! You might be excited! Smiles, Jill

  10. Wow, how cool is that! They turned out fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap It Girl!

  11. Wow, this is super cute! Great decorations and love the blue/gold combo.TFS!
    Sherrie K

  12. Thank you for entering the Scrap In Girl "Go Green & Recycle" Design Challenge. Your entry is fabulous --- I LOVE Fleur de lis (did you know this is the flower for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority?) For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page:
    xoxo, Rina (Scrap It Girl Design Team Member)

  13. I laughed out loud when I read that you, too, are a craft hoarder...I have a BUNCH of cappucino cans hoarded away just waiting for the "perfect project" to use them on - hee! hee! You did a FANTASTIC job creating the cub scout center pieces with your coffee cans - terrific idea! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "Go Green" March Challenge! :)

  14. What a great idea! Your centerpieces turned out great! Thank you for entering Scrap It Girl's "Go Green" challenge!

  15. Wow! I think I'll have you make up birthday decorations and grab bags for me...ha! Really this is amazing how you put these together...very creative and cool idea!

  16. WOW! Awesome table decorations - WTG! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  17. Super cool and very creative! Love the bright colors. THanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  18. Fabulous project....I'll be the party was huge!

    Thanks for sharing with us at the 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer.

  19. wow! these turned out great! and what a great use for those coffee cans!! fabulous!

  20. These look great! I love how you turned the can into decorations- what a great recycling ideas!

  21. Awesome project Holly! The fleur de lis reminds me of Quebec. :)

  22. These are great. I wish I had my Cricut back in the days of Cub Scouts! I have 2 Boy Scouts, both on their way to becoming Eagles. I hope your son is having fun in Cub Scouts, I sure do miss the younger boys, they have so much enthusiasm for everything.

    I love your projects, they are so beautiful.

  23. What a great idea ... they look awesome! Congrats to your little Wolf on his awards ... he looks so proud! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  24. Fabulous work =) This is a fantastic way to reuse those tins! Thanks for joining in the Recycling fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!


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