Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa Can Craft

Posted by Lori:
My daughter made one of these Santa Cans for the county fair in September.  It placed 1st, going on to the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City, where it won 3rd place in the 4-H metal craft division.  She used a smaller paint can from Michael's for the craft at that time.  

Last week my daughter decided to do these craft cans for all of her girl cousins.  She needed eight cans, but this time she couldn't find the small paint cans.  She decided to buy these candy containers at Hobby Lobby.  They were a little harder to do and needed two layers of the red duck tape to cover up the painted coating on the outside of the can.

Supplies needed for one can:
1 roll red duck tape covering bottom part of can
1 roll zebra duck tape for around the middle of the can...making Santa's belt
1 piece of metallic or glittered silver (or gold) paper cut into a square then cutting a smaller square out of the middle, making a buckle
1 white (some have silver strands in them, as well) boa or white fluffy trim
Red Ribbon
Brushed silver bells

Remove lid from can and set aside. Wrap can with red duck tape, wrapping twice if needed.  Place zebra duck tape around the middle of the can, making Santa's belt.  Glue on the belt's buckle using hot glue.   Hot glue the boa/trim around the top edge of the can (remember to have lid off and not to go too close to the top edge of the can.  Place lid on can.  Make two pieces of red thin ribbon and tie to two jingle bells. Secure the bells to the can by tying them on the can's handles.  Fill with your favorite goodies or leave empty and ready to fill as a gift for someone.

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Wa Wa Waughs said...

They're so cute and I love the bells on the handle!

Anonymous said...

Thats interesting and cute. Would work for a leprechaun too. Why is that holiday in my head lol have to think way in advance like the stores do. I saw some valentine stuff at a big box store 2 nights ago. Congratulations to your daughter for her prize.

God bless you

Anonymous said...

I was just browsing the internet and ran into your blog and I just wanted to say that it is adorable! I love it!

Lori said...

R - Me, too!

Erika - Thank you! St. Patty's or Valentines would be cute and I know what you mean, Hobby Lobby is already on to the next thing so we must be, too!

Itsgonnabesomethingood- Thank you for your sweet comments and thank you for stopping by.

Merry Christmas, everyone! Lori

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