Is there any site in the internet that inspires more than Pinterest? I don't think so. I saw this little project posted there and I instantly fell in love with its quirkiness. I mean, this is recycling at its finest. So I created my own version and here it is.
I am not a patient person, therefore all the things I make need to be easy and take a microwave minute to finish. This was not one of those projects, but I was on a roll with excitement. I was fueled with the thought of the finished product.
I think the original is made out of a coffee can. Mine is made out of a soda cracker can. I am obsessed with eating soda crackers! They are delicious and crispy, nom, nom, nom. Anywho, I eat a lot of these so I have plenty of these large cans around. I don't like to throw them out so I reuse them here are some projects I've made with them. A Ballard Designs knocked off dog food container. Home accent piece. Pretty Monogrammed storage container.
Fugly can that no longer contains goodies.
I took this can. And I spray painted it red with left over paint from this project. Then I cut some black pleather left over from this project and I used a glue gun to attach it like a belt. The belt buckle was made from cutting a soda can into the shape of a buckle.
I went into my yard and took clippings from various pines and placed those into some floral foam inside the can. I sprayed the clippings with spray snow to give it a snowy look.
To make the letters, I took a piece of foam board, free handed letters onto it and cut them out. I spread glue on them and sprinkled glitter all over them. Then I stuck some left over bbq skewers and placed them into the floral foam.
The final touch was adding the ornaments. Those were left over from last year. I can't get over how adorable this is. And best of all, I recycled so many things!