Hope you have nothing but good things come your way today. And if you happen to be a mom, I wish you a fantastic day leading up to your special day tomorrow!
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun with tin cans. I’ve been experimenting with decoupage, painting, and even some drawing on cans that I salvaged. One project was a fun display for air plants using olive cans! I wrapped twine around the cans (using a glue gun to secure it) and then glued them onto an orchid mount board that I had lying around. To ensure extra stability, I used a small amount of Reptile Glue in addition to the hot glue gun.
While going through my collection of stick-on decorations, I found these adorable little birds. Even though they already had sticky backs, I decided to reinforce them with a dab of hot glue. I added tiny bows to two of the cans, securing them with another dot of hot glue. I’ve always been fond of air plants, and I discovered some new species to add to my collection! They look fantastic on this board!
I’ve been having fun exploring decoupage and painting techniques on tin cans. I really like using mushroom cans because the brand I use has a little recessed “lip”. The lip is perfect for attaching a piece of round cardstock to add a sturdy area for rocks, marbles, gravel, or preserved sphagnum moss. You can easily leave a hole in the cardstock base to insert floral picks.
After painting the can white, I printed out a design and used decoupage to apply it. To give it a more natural look, I added little splashes of burnt umber to mimic rust and sealed the entire piece with glossy ModPodge. I then secured the cardstock to the rim with a bit of Reptile glue and hot glue, then inserted the “stem” of a faux succulent into the center hole. I think it is absolutely adorable!
I can offer group classes on how to create similar items. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to gather with friends for a no-stress creating time! Message me if interested in information! Happy Saturday – and a blessed Mother Day’s tomorrow!