Friday, July 13, 2012

Pretty Seaside Poppy Tins...

Last night, my girl scout troop met.  We meet once a month, as they are busy with many other activites as well.  As they get older (12 and 13 now), it has been more of a challenge to find crafts that are fun and something that will be deemed "cool" enough by the girls...this one seems to have been a hit though.  Last night, we created...

Pretty Seaside Poppy Tins
(Decorated Cans...a Recycling Craft)
Here are the supplies we used:  well washed cans in various sizes, sisal twine, small sea shells, and some silk poppies, plus a pair of scissors and a glue gun...


These are not difficult to make, but they really do turn out quite prettily.  One simply hot glues the first round of sisal twine to the can, then wraps the twine round and round the can pushing it down periodically so it is nice and tight.  When you get to the top, you hot glue the last row.  Then you decorate it as you like or leave it plain.  I expected that this would be a quick craft, 10 minutes and done...but the girls loved it and spent the entire hour on their creations.

A dozen less cans in the landfill as well...always a good thing.  We used three different sizes, I believe a well washed vegetable, a tuna/chicken, and a tomato paste can where what we used.  It makes a cute set...

These are my daughter's...


...and two more sets by two of the other girls...



These are mine...I had to get in on the fun too...


...and here they are on my desk this morning (ignore the surrounding clutter please)...


I think they look really nice there, will keep some of the clutter prettily contained...and I certainly enjoyed making them with the girls.   Another, plain wrapped can holds the remainder of the shells we used.  I think I may make a few more...there are other items that could use a pretty holder to contain them around the house as well...

For right now though, I want to go and tat Frivole's beautiful new Minuet pattern...she asked for naming suggestions, and subsequently chose the name I suggested for her lovely motif.  I am absolutely thrilled...her work is so exquisite, I admire it greatly.  Being able to contribute in a small way was a pleasure...and she very graciously gave me a copy of her pattern.  I am most anxious to try it...

Until later,

Julie

2 comments:

  1. I love your recycling project! Congratulations on your win! The name is perfect for the motif!

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    1. Thank you on both counts Diane!!! :-)

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