Upcycled Tins

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This nautical pen holder is a great gift for anyone with an office. It is also easy, inexpensive and fun.

Start with a washed can. I think this one held black olives, but a soup can would work as well. Be sure to use a can opener that does not leave sharp edges when it opens the can.

Paint the can with acrylic paint or spray paint and make sure it is completely dry. I let mine dry overnight.

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Once dry, add a strip of Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape around the bottom of the can.

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Then wrap twine around the base.

Next, apply glitter to the Peel-Offs. You can see how to do this, here.

And color them with Copic markers.

ECD can_Candy_Spiegel7Cut out the stickers and adhere them to the can with dimensional adhesive foam.

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Add some to the backside as well.

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Cut a piece of Velvet Adhesive Sheet to fit the bottom of the can.

 

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Since these sheets are adhesive backed, they attach easily to the bottom of the can. It gives the can a finished look and keeps it from damaging the tabletop!

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There are lots of other gift ideas on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today … check them out.

 

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