Tin Can Pumpkins
Howdy! If you have a pet, you probably have some pet food!
I like to mix a teeny bit or wet into my dog’s dry food, and then I rinse out the cans and save them.
I’ve been daydreaming about what I can do with all these cans! And with Halloween coming up next month, a whimsical idea struck me: Tin Can Pumpkins.
Supplies: Small tin cans, orange spray paint (I used Design Master in Orange), a Crop-o-Dile or large hole punch, a 1 1/2 inch round circle punch, orange scrapbook paper, a pumpkin paper punch (I used one from Martha Stewart– you could also just hand draw pumpkin faces), black vinyl, glue dots and green twine (mine is Recollections from Michaels).
Step 1: Clean and dry the cans and punch two holes in them, about an inch apart. A Crop-o-Dile works well for this but a large hole punch would also do the trick.
Step 2: Spray paint the cans orange
Step 3: Use a the circle punch to make the round pumpkin shape
Step 4: Use the Martha Stewart Pumpkin Punch to make the face or just draw the face on the orange circle.
Step 5; If using the punch and vinyl, apply the vinyl and use Glue Dots to add the face to the tin can.
Step 6: Cut a piece of green twine and loop through the holes, tying inside the can.
Hang your pumpkins on a tree branch. I happened to have a wire tree that I painted brown, but a small tree branch would be perfect for this.
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I love a good upcycle! Thanks for sharing :)
Thanks for your nice comment. I love upcycles too… they are my favorites!
Sarah Nenni Daher says
Easy, quick, and adorable! Pinning because everyone loves a quick Halloween craft.
Thanks Sarah! Hope you’re having an awesome week!
The pumpkins are super cute!! Too bad I don’t have a cat. Pinned it :)
LOL it would also work well with tuna fish cans. Happy Weekend! xo
Super cute! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls
these are so cute! I love the way they look hanging together like that! Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire party… this is featured today over at Nap-Time Creations in DIY Halloween ideas! I’ve posted it to facebook and would really appreciate a share on this photo to help get the word out! https://www.facebook.com/naptimecreationsbyEmily/photos/a.432861810079463.99807.355067511192227/864372216928418/?type=1
Thanks Emily! Done and done! xo
Don’t have any dog/cat food cans but do have some tuna cans so will see if those will work. This is so cute and so easy. I’ll be making some of these to give to daughter/family. No trick or treaters at our house but they have lots and 2 teenagers, would appreciate this. Maybe youngest grand daughter would like to help me make the faces. Great project, glad you shared this. Happy Fall
Lisa @ The Wellness Wife says
Absolutely love this idea! These look so cute hanging from the tree. I’m always looking for good recycled crafts.
Thanks Lisa, recycled crafts are my fave too.
I love this!! What a great fall project! I’m asking bloggers to share their DIY tin can projects this month and I would love to have you stop by and link up! Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate