Brooke Bock
Brooke Bock
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Mummy Treat Cans From the Recycling Bin


My "possibilities" recycling can was getting full so I whipped up a couple quick fall decorations...
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
This little guy looks a little menacing but he is actually quite friendly...
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I retrieved some clean cans from the bin. I did also use a few glass jars not shown.
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
A 50 cent drop cloth sheet from the thrift store was perfect for what I had in mind.
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Rip one inch strips from the sheet. My strips were the full length of the sheet.
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Use a hot glue gun to glue eyes on the can.
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I started at the top back of the can and glued the end of the strip on,. Then I wrapped. I did add dots of glue along the top of the can, around the eyes and at the bottom. One of my sheet strips did the whole can. I glued the final end in place.
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
For some I used coffee stained strips. For basic coffee dying instructions, see post here:http://www.artisticendeavor101.blogspot.com/2014/08/coffee-stained-tagsa-diy-tutorial.html
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
You can change the whole look with smaller eyes or different shaped cans.
mummy treat cans from the recycling bin, crafts, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
All ready for fall.... For a peek at how to create the pumpkin, check out the link: http://www.artisticendeavor101.blogspot.com/2015/08/workbench-wednesday-canning-lid-ring.html
Brooke Bock

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  • DaV1978871
    on Oct 10, 2016

    Not a question, just a " Hi " . I lived in Tyrone 50+ years ago. The paper mill was still there. Lived over a little corner grocery store on Park Ave. That's all. Just ' Hi '.

    • Brooke Bock
      on Oct 10, 2016

      The paper mill is still here...probably smelling better than it did 50 years ago. I believe I know the location you mentioned on Park Avenue, though it is no longer a store.... I have been here for 25+ years and can't believe all the changes since we moved here... Best wishes to you!

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  • Melva Connell
    on Oct 13, 2016

    That's so cool. Thanks Melva Connell Charlotte N.C

  • Lori
    on Oct 11, 2018

    These are very cute--I kinda like the guy with the big eyes and the coffee-stained wraps. This would be fun with kids/grandkids/scouts...Thank you!

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