Friday, September 17, 2010

Soup Can Pumpkins Tutorial

I have been saving ALL my soup cans and formula cans for months now... because you just never know when you will want one/some for a project. I was down in my craft room, just cleaning up a bit, and re-organizing, when I came across my massive collection.... surely there was a fall craft I could do to use some of these up?!?

And then it came to me... pumpkins!

You will need:

3 different sized cans
shades of orange paint
fake leaves
corks or empty spools for stems
floral wire
craft glue or hot glue gun
I started by mixing up my paints to get 3 different shades of orange... and throwing on a coat. You can do more than one coat if you want a more solid color... I kind of liked the thin coat look...
Let paint dry. Then take your floral wire and wrap around a pencil of your paint brush for the curly vines on top of your pumpkin...
Glue, or stab, your fake leaf to the bottom of your cork...
Then glue the cork to the top of your can/pumpkin along with the curled wire...
I finished them off with a few rounds of raffia and am pretty happy with how they turned out!

AN ALTERNATIVE:
Instead of using paint, feel free to use layers of scrapbook paper! Pictures coming soon!

Cost: FREE! All items I had on hand!

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9 comments:

Shannon @ Quarry Orchard said...

Oh my gosh, these are SO STINKIN' CUTE!
I'm always looking at things like this and think, surely there is something I can do with this except throw it away... great idea!
I'm your newest follower :)

Rebecca said...

I love it! I'm featuring you on the 27th :)

http://www.rebecca-youcandoit.blogspot.com/

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

awww, they are too cute! I love how they turned out.
thanks for linking up AND linking back! I appreciate it!
gail

blesid said...

I can't believe how cute those little cans are! What a great idea! jules

Kelley said...

I love this! What a cute cute idea.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Super cute idea!

TMCPhoto said...

we'll be doing this and making jack-o-lantern faces on them.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

The are great! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Amanda said...

So cute!

I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience. FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials. Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
http://funfamilycrafts.com

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