This time it’s my turn for a Christmas craft and a recycling craft as well. And since Kim’s snowmen have been so well received, I did snowmen too!
With 2 cats in the house, both eating canned food, we can easily accumulate a lot of cat food cans. What to do with them?
Why paint /repurpose them of course!
I decided to make little goodies tins. With handles attached at the end.
I started by pinching the sharp inside edge of the cans with my pliers. At the end I will also add a row of glue from my glue gun to further protect from the edges.
Next I poked holes in each side of the can to thread wire through after for the handle.
I then started base painting the cans an off white colour and then shading with a chocolate brown colour around the top and bottom to sort of age them.
I drew on the carrot nose with a pencil.
Then painted them in with orange of course.
I used pink paint to pounce in rosy cheeks.
I free handed the “coal” eyes and mouth, using my dotting tool. Then outlined the carrot in black using my fine lettering brush.
I added a few coats of sealer.
Then made and attached my handles. ..
and dressed them up a little!
Pretty cute for another basically free craft!