size: 4-3/4”x6” tall
- Recycled cans, assorted sizes
- Lt. brown cardstock in varying shades
- Silver wire, 20-gauge, 2” to 3” lengths
- Coordinating assorted beads
- Jute twine
- All Night Media Anna Griffin Rubber Stamp Collections: Nina; Rosa
- Ink pads: black; brown
- Colored pencils
- Paper Finishes Workable Fixatif
- Wood block
- Hammer and large nail
- Cellophane or masking tape
- Round-nose pliers
- 1. Remove label from can. Wash and dry can.
- 2. Cut lt. brown paper strip to fit around can. If paper doesn’t fit all the way around can, cut two strips that overlap at sides.
- 3. Use black ink to stamp flower design in center of strip. Color design as desired with pencils. Quick Tip: Use white pencil after colors have been applied to make flowers look more dimensional. Spray design with Workable Fixatif to prevent smearing. Antique edges with brown ink.
- 4. Glue paper strips around side of can. Punch holes in top of can on both sides of design for bead droplets, by placing side of can on a wood block and hammer and nail, going through to wood block.
- 5. For bead droplet, cut a 2” to 3” piece of wire, depending upon number of beads that will be strung on wire. Bend one end of wire into tight loop. String beads on wire. Bend wire above beads over slightly. Insert wire through hole in can and bend wire end until it touches top of last bead. Repeat for second bead droplet.
- 6. For jute hangers, punch two holes in each side of can behind bead droplets. Cut two 18” lengths from jute. Wrap small piece of tape around one just end and twist into point. Insert taped end through holes on one side of can with ends even. Repeat for opposite side of can. Knot all four jute ends above can.
- 1. Leave off hangers for pencil holders or gift containers.
- 2. Laminate paper on cans to make them waterproof.
by Mary Ayres