Fall Decor: Tin Can Pumpkins
How to recycle those tin pet food cans into darling pumpkins!
If you have a pet, they may eat wet pet food.
I add a little bit to my pup's dry food just to give it a little extra something.
I like to wash and dry the cans and have been pondering what I can make with them. Since Halloween is next month, I thought Tin Can Pumpkins would be a great idea. Supplies: Small tin cans, orange spray paint (I used Design Master in Orange), a Crop-o-Dile or large hole punch, a 1 1/2 inch round circle punch, orange scrapbook paper, a pumpkin paper punch (I used one from Martha Stewart– you could also just hand draw pumpkin faces), black vinyl, glue dots and green twine (mine is Recollections from Michaels).
Step 1: Step 1: Clean and dry the cans and punch two holes in them, about an inch apart. A Crop-o-Dile works well for this but a large hole punch would also do the trick.
Step 2: Spray paint the cans orange
Step 3: Use a the circle punch to make the round pumpkin shape
Step 4: Use the Martha Stewart Pumpkin Punch to make the face or just draw the face on the orange circle.
Step 5; If using the punch and vinyl, apply the vinyl and use Glue Dots to add the face to the tin can.
Step 6: Cut a piece of green twine and loop through the holes, tying inside the can.
Hang your pumpkins on a tree branch. I happened to have a wire tree that I painted brown, but a small tree branch would be perfect for this.
Hope you have a SPOOKTACULAR time decorating for Halloween
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Published September 23rd, 2014 3:41 PM
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