Yarn

Thanksgiving Treat Cans

By  Melony Bradley 

size: 6" tall

Materials

  • FOR ALL:
  • Recycled metal cans, any size
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss: White
  • TURKEY CAN:
  • Stiffened felt: green; yellow; red
  • Cardstock: bright green; brown
  • Harvest Cardstock Sticker
  • Wiggle eyes, two
  • PILGRIM BOY:
  • Simply Soft Yarn: Off-white
  • Recycled black condiment cup or bottom of black plastic cup
  • Felt: cocoa; white; black
  • Flat-back buttons: blue round, 1/2”; brown square, 1/2”, two
  • Black/white dot grosgrain ribbon. 14” length
  • PILGRIM GIRL:
  • Simply Soft Yarn: Off-white
  • Felt: white; dk. brown
  • Flat-back buttons: black square, 1/2”; blue round, 1/2”, two
  • Black/white gingham ribbon, 12” length

Tools

  • FOR ALL:
  • Duraclear Varnish
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sewing needle
  • Drill with 1/4” bit
  • Wire cutter
  • TURKEY CAN:
  • Americana Acrylic Paints: Jack O Lantern Orange
  • Simply Soft yarn: Chocolate
  • Sour Apple Fun Wire, 18-gauge, 12” length
  • Black fine-tip permanent marker
  • Hole punch
  • PILGRIM BOY:
  • Americana Acrylic Paints: Primary Yellow
  • PILGRIM GIRL:
  • Americana Acrylic Paints: True Red
  • Popsicle Orange Fun Wire, 18-gauge, 12” length

Pattern - Thanksgiving Treat Cans

  • General
  • 1. Remove labels and residue from cans. Wash and dry cans thoroughly.
  • Turkey
  • 1. Basecoat can Jack O Lantern Orange. Apply varnish.
  • 2. Drill holes in can sides for handles. Cut 12" wire length. Insert wire ends in holes; twist to secure.
  • 3. Starting at bottom of can, wrap yarn around can until 3/4 of can is covered; glue ends to secure.
  • 4. Print and cut out patterns. Cut three feathers from red and green felt, and beak and wattle from yellow and red felt. Use one strand brown floss to blanket stitch beak and two strands white floss to blanket stitch feather. Use photo as guide to glue feathers, beak, eyes, and wattle to can.
  • 5. Draw zigzag across top of can.
  • Pilgrim Boy
  • 1. Basecoat can Yellow. Apply varnish.
  • 2. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 from Turkey instructions.
  • 3. Print and cut out pattern. Cut 1/2"x10" white felt strip for hat band and 1/2" black felt square for buckle. Use photo as guide to glue hat, hat band, and buckle to can. Thread three strands floss through button holes for eyes; knot ends and trim excess. Glue eyes and button nose to face.
  • 4. Tie ribbon bow around bottom of can; spot glue to secure.
  • 5. For tag, cut 3-1/2" bright green and 3" brown card stock squares. Adhere sticker to tag. Punch hole in tag and thread onto ribbon; knot.
  • Pilgrim Girl
  • 1. Basecoat can True Red. Apply varnish.
  • 2. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 from Turkey instructions.
  • 3. Print and cut out patterns. Cut bonnet and hair from felt. Use one strand brown floss to blanket stitch bonnet edges. Glue hair and bonnet to can. For eyes, thread small strands floss through round button holes; knot ends and trim excess. Glue eyes and button nose to face.
  • 4. Tie ribbon bow around bottom of can; spot glue to secure.