Beachy Tin Can Christmas Wreath....

I thought I would create a new tin can wreath.
Last years tin can Christmas wreath was the most imperfect creation EVER....but you all still LOVED it.
This is the new 2015 design with a Beachy twist to it.
Recycling is so much FUN!
I had been saving cans for a never know when you might need a can for creating. :) For this wreath you will need nine tin cans the same size..
Pre paint in colour of your choice. I have left mine as is, because I want the rusty patina that is starting to develop on them.

Use an old screwdriver to make a hole in each can.
Thread rope through each hole and create a circle of tins.

I used rope not wire for the beachy look.

Now this is where I got into a whole lot of trouble last year, as try as I might, those cans created an oval, and no way were they staying in a circle.

Glue gun glue just wasn't strong enough for the weight of the cans.
Nails are secret weapon number 1...

Pop a thin nail through the cans where they connected as shown.
Then put a drop of Superglue (secret weapon number 2) on each nail head so it drips through the hole.
To make it even stronger, I dolloped a little more 'Glues anything' glue where each can connected. (Weldbond is the best glue EVER and is secret weapon number 3!)

Then I left it for 24 hours to dry.
I used small pieces of driftwood and pumice from my 'beachy bits' collection.
These were glued on using the glue's anything glue, and once more left 24 hours to dry.
I decided it needed a focal point so added a dried starfish using a gluegun.
Finally the rope ends were looped and bound with thin wire to make the hanger.

And the end result is this very cool rustic 'Beachy Tin Can Christmas Wreath'.

I think it will look even better once the cans get more of a rustic, rusty patina!

Visit the blog via the link below for more photos and the link to find out about last years tin can wreath disaster that went viral:
Tracey Lee Cassin
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  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Nov 12, 2017
    You could use a reef ring & wire cans to it. Would be cute painted light blue with a little white then glue on a lot of shells. But is cute the way you did it.

  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Nov 19, 2017
    Would be cute painted green with the pine cones from our area & acorns & green branches from pine trees with big red bow. Thanks for idea.