How To Make Punched "Tin" Butterflies Punched "tin" butterflies are almost always fluttering about somewhere in my home or garden! I never tire of making them and my enthusiasm has resulted in a rather large collection. (Huge - actually!) So consider this fair warning - they are addictive! In addition to the instructions below, it may be helpful to review the tutorial for making Punched "Tin" Light shields posted last November as the techniques are quite similar. Note: When I make butterflies, I usually use aluminum roof flashing mainly because I bought a 10' roll when I started making butterflies and I still have many feet left to play with! Since several crafters have asked if aluminum pie plates or other aluminum food containers can be used for my metal projects, I made a butterfly out of a pie plate I saved from it's certain journey to the dump last weekend. This is NOT a craft for young children. Assemble your tools and materials: And don't forget safety! Making butterflies! Next, draw in the design. 1. 2. 3.
Recycled Aluminum Flowers Materials and Tools: utility scissors or tin snips colorful aluminum beverage cans envelope claspsawlhammer metal rods or small wooden dowelsnon-permenant markersteel woolhot glue gunthin-guage wire Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. Metal Flowers Picture Tutorial I am just in love with my metal flowers!! Love making them in all different sizes and shapes. Getting better at each time! So many ways you can use them. Hope the picture tutorial will help you make some pretty ones too! Enjoy! Using a scrapbook brad, secure your flowers together. After this project, I end up with a lot of soda can bottoms. Found a way to use some of them by making this upcycle project!!
Repurposing Cans: Candle Wall Sconce Another project using tin and aluminum cans from my trash stash! I again turned to mid-1800's New Mexican tin work for my inspiration for this wall sconce. In keeping with the necessity of using only what was at hand at that time, which included repurposed tin brought over the Santa Fe Trail, I repurposed a large tin can, a tuna can, and an aluminum pop can bottom. I kept my tools very simple - what almost any household would have on hand - a hammer, nail, tin snips, screw driver. In place of solder, I used E-6000 glue. Before I share how I made the sconce, I am going to share the inspiration for the sconce and my tin frame by way of introducing you to an incredible Santa Fe tin artist, Jason Younis y Delgado, who is working hard to preserve the art and traditions of early New Mexican tin work. In my "Tin Frame" post, I provided links to help share the history of tin work in New Mexico. Now, be prepared to be blown away by the images of some of Mr. Notice his precise punching technique.
DIY Upcycled Pop Can & Resin Heart Pendant Do you have a pile of aluminum cans in recycling bin purgatory? Well, if you have been around here long, you know I love to cut my cans and form them into various upcycled jewelry pieces. Today, I am going to show you how I used a coke can, a bezel and some resin to create this fun, one of a kind heart pendant. Empty Soda Can, rinsed with warm soapy water Jewelry Shoppe Heart Bezel and corresponding heart paper punch (got mine at Hobby Lobby) Any heart shape bezel and a sharpie or other permanent marker Glossy Accents or other metal glue Grungeboard or scrap cardboard Embossing folder and machine Perfect Pearls 3 colors of acrylic paint Metal paint primer (I used Martha Stewart’s) Vintaj Sanding Block Magic Glos Resin This project came about as I was doing another project that I haven’t shared with you yet. For the other project, I needed rectangles with a heart cut out in the middle. Emboss your painted and primed can heart. Let dry and and sand with sanding block to distress as desired.
How To Make A Punched Tin Dragonfly Several requests have arrived from the blogiverse for a tutorial for making a punched tin and bead dragonfly. So here it is! NOTES before we start: ** Wiring on the wings is a bit tricky and I have done my best to make the process clear. ** And keep in mind that attaching the wings to the body with wire is optional. However, I have come to prefer using wire to attach the body to the wings. ** Your dragonfly will be very happy in your garden as garden art as long as you use aluminum pop cans for the wing material and polymer clay such as Sculpey for the body beads. To create the wings, refer to my tutorial for punched tin butterfly wings. FYI - the wing span of this particular dragon fly is 7 1/2" because I am using rather large beads for the body. After drawing paper patterns for the upper wing and the lower wing, trace them onto the aluminum you have chosen to use. I use roof flashing most of the time; however, recycled pop cans and disposable aluminum pie tins work well also. 1. 2. 3.
Easter Cross Made From Recycled Soda Cans Michele Made Me ... do it! To be honest, I had pretty much given up on the idea of doing any more "recycled/reuse" crafting. And then I began following Michele, the brilliant mind behind the Michele Made Me Blog and the Tute 'n Pattern Shop. (I share more of her story here.) As you can see above - she has become my "recycle/reuse" muse renewing my interest in using materials destined for the recycle bin or the dump to create new art of lasting value! So before going any further - THANK YOU MICHELE! So! The shape of the can bottoms reminds me of something that, growing up in Santa Fe, I frequently saw encircling the waists of men and women or carefully displayed on beautifully woven blankets spread out under the portal of the Governors Palace on the plaza at the center of town - Concho Belts. Concho belts are made by American Indian Silversmiths - Navajo, Zuni, Hopi - living in the Southwest USA . The instructions below will work for many decorative applications. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans November 1st, 2011 I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. So here goes… What you will need: - Empty drinks cans - Scissors - Craft Knife - Ball point pen or an embossing tool with a fine point - Sharp pointy thing – not sure what the name of this tool is! Step One First you need to get a star shape printed onto paper or card and cut out. Step Two Next you need to cut the tops and bottoms off your drinks can and give the insides a good clean – I used a craft knife to do this as well as scissors – be careful of sharp edges! Step Three Put a bit of sticky tape (rolled up) onto the back of your cardboard star and stick this to the silver side of your can and draw around it – I use my sharp pointy tool to do this but you could also do it with a fine permanent marker.
Cadres originaux en récup canette - Mes bidouilles Ma nouvelle envie de moment ... la récup et les canettes... J'ai réalisé 3 cadres pour trois fois rien... Il faut : - des petits cadres en bois - 2 ou 3 canettes par cadre - une agrapheuse murale - un cutter - un ciseau - un amoureux qui adore boire des canettes... Et voilà ce que cela donne : Trés bientôt je vais recouvrir un petit meuble... Commentaires sur Cadres originaux en récup canette Free Plans: TIE Fighter From Aluminum Cans So you want to make an airplane out of Beer Cans & Pop Cans? Well you've come to the right place! I'm so sure that you're going to enjoy making these planes that I'm going to GIVE you your first How-To Booklet absolutely FREE. NO COST OR OBLIGATION. Just CLICK on the little TIE Fighter (at the bottom of this page), and the TIE Starfighter How-To Booklet will open on your computer screen. The TIE Starfighters are fictional starfighters in the Star Wars universe. The TIE Starfighter is a good FIRST model to make. I put together my first Beer Can Airplane in 1984, and although I've been building airplanes since the age of 5 and have made them out of virtually everything you can imagine, since then (now age 63) I haven't made an airplane out of anything other than Beer and Pop Cans. Aside from being a lot of FUN to make, these planes are just challanging enough to help keep your mind active.
DIY bolso con anillas Aunque me parece un DIY muy complicado al menos con las explicaciones podéis intentar hacerlo Soda Can Chinese Lanterns You have probably seen soda can crafts in your neighbor's garden, at craft fairs, and on craft web sites. This is a guide about crafts using soda cans. Solutions: Crafts Using Soda Cans Read and rate the best solutions below by giving them a "thumbs up". Soda Can Chinese Lanterns A quick outdoor decoration that costs nothing and you get to quench your thirst while making it. Approximate Time: 30 minutes Supplies: aluminum soda cans sheet of card stock pencil with eraser push pin craft knife tea light fine point marker paper punch Instructions: Print out the pattern page and cut both from your heavy paper such as card stock. Now take the other pattern piece; lay the curved edge so it connects a dot on the top circle to the one below and over one. By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE Craft: Recycled Pop Can Garland Pierce the side of the can near the top with a knife.Carefully cut out the top, beginning where you pierced it. It is about 8 feet long. By Melody_yesterday Questions Sabrina
Alice's Soda Can Bookmarks What does Wonderland's Alice have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing. Except that the same procedure with which I made her 'Drink me' bookmark I employed to make a more Christmas-y version. (PDFs of each design included.) First, the ingredients: An empty aluminum can (one per bookmark)White card stockMatt fixativeCraft knifeBone folder1/8” spring punch/eyelet setter and eyelet/s (I have this one) Straight edgeCutting matBlack perle cotton or crochet cottonSmall silver bell or jingle bell for the Christmas option and one large and one small silver bead for the non-Christmas onePDF of the Christmas version or the 'Drink me' version available on my Scribd pageSticky-back tape220 grit sandpaper Step 1: Print the PDF image onto white card stock. Step 2: Cut the middle section of the aluminum can into one large sheet. Step 3: Using your straight blade and craft knife, miter each of the corners of your aluminum. Step 4: Step 5: Place your straight edge along the long side of the image/print.