What could possibly be more Trashtastic than a tin can? I mean, seriously, how many of these go into the garbage or to (hopefully) be recycled over the course of a week? It is darn cold around here right now, and we eat a lot of soup when it is cold. So I thought using a couple of old soup cans as art was a fun idea for a Trashtastic Tuesday project. I gave you a little sneak peek of my idea I was cooking up last week here.
So, now I know there are at least 100 tin can ideas floating around out there! Fun! I wasn’t sure what to do with these tin cans or how I was going to use them. So yesterday was the day. I had to get it done. Should I paint them? Should I cover them in craft paper? I pondered and pondered. I finally decided to go with what I had laying around. I decided to wrap them in jute! I have done this with a couple of other items and was happy with the results, and I had jute left over from those two projects. BAM! I had a plan for my Trashtastic Tuesday post for this week! I broke out my leftover jute, and my hot glue gun and got to wrapping. I just stuck a dot of hot glue in one spot for eah time I wrapped around one time, and all of the little dots of hot glue are in a row, so you just face that side towards the back, although it is barely noticeable. Here are my tin cans! Aren’t they so cute? It was Trashtastic Love at first sight!
I wrapped one ring of jute right around the inside lip, since that was a little sharp. Now no one is going to cut their finger.
You can use them for office supplies.
Or as a vase
At the moment here is where my jute wrapped tin cans have found a spot, right here on my desk. And if you look closely there is a sneek peek at something new I did in this picture.
Well, I am off again today for another snow day. Nice little four day weekend. I am not complaining! I got around to painting the trim in my dining room/office yesterday. You can see my progress in that room here. I don't have any pictures of the completed trim just yet, but it is fresh and white and clean now.
Stay tuned to my blog this week! I got my craft on up in this joint over the weekend, so I have some fun things to show off!
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