Purple Joy!! I Recycled Juice Cans Into a Foot Stool
I used hot glue to wrap each can in a different heavy fabric in the purple family then I glued the cans together and added white poly rope to fill the voids and add interest. I covered cutouts of scrap packing material, that were made by tracing the cans and using a jig saw, with 2 layers of batting and 1 layer of white remnant material. I hot glued the top and bottom to the cans, added more rope and capped it all off with a splurge of new purple fringe. It took 7 cans and various remnant pieces, the most expensive part was the fringe and then the rope. I now have plenty of fabric and rope left to make a few more. Now to just drink a lot of juice.
Published March 14th, 2014 9:02 PM
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Kelly S on Mar 15, 2014Thank you for your generous comments. My grandmother had made one when I was a little girl, with upholstery samples and juice cans; she sewed everything together. This was before hot glue. I imagine we both had sore fingers, hers from the needles and mine from using the high temp hot glue. lol I've noticed a trend in my crafting. I've made either things from items she used to own (shower curtain and chandelier) or items that she made when I was a child. My grandma was the original DIY/recycle lady in our family. I can finally appreciate all the crafting kits I received as a child, instead of the Barbie I wanted. Beauty is only skin deep but crafting genes go through generations.