Tin can to Can can (?!?!)16:17
Yeah, so, I need to work on my blog titles...
Anyway, this one's for you Polly.
Gather your supplies:
- Empty & Clean tin cans (careful for sharp edges!)
- Can of primer that you won't need but it's in the pics
- Small can of spray paint
- Some lace or something purdy
- Hot glue, normal glue or....ok, just glue.
|Ignore the tub behind which has precisely 2 dwarf lavender plants inside and approximately 1 gazillion weeds!|
So, in short, cans, paint, lace & glue.
1) Look at can of primer and ask husband if he thinks you really need to prime tin cans first. He will probably answer in the negative. Put primer back in un-shed. (Or shed if you have a real shed.)
2) Spray paint your cans. Yes....thin coats are better....the blue can I used thick coats and it's run.
3) Pick cans up from the inside to photograph them for your blog remembering to collect some tiny paper cut type cuts to torture you for the entire next day. Check!
|See, told you it had run|
5) Hot glue around the top of the inside of the can because you've now discovered the tiny cuts that the sharp insides have given you. Decide it looks a bit pre-school and stick beads into just warm glue. Alternatively you could stick a bit of ribbon around it in a wonky fashion as I did on the second can. (I forgot to take a pic, you can imagine this step).
6) Get your piece of lace ready to glue and lay your can down 'stabilised' by something either side. As it happened my lace was exactly the size of my cans....dunno how but it wasn't planned!
agaagg....I rarely use my glue gun usually...honest!
8) When you get to the end, trim your lace to just slightly overlap and glue it down. I also glued down the side of the over flap (?) to stop it flapping around like a ...urm...flappy thing.
9) Add every single mature pen you have and take photos for you to admire at a later date! (Or share on your blog)
These will be stepping in as 'pen holder' and 'crochet hook holder' at our craft fair in Caerleon on Saturday...I'll take pics of them in situ!