Sunday, June 24, 2012

4th of July decorations...upcycling!

The 4th of July is just around the corner and if you are like me, you will want to have a cookout with cute decorations! Well, here is one that you can make with a used tin can (washed of course) and toilet paper rolls!!!

It's easy as can be. Start with a tin can (like one you use for veggies) and cover it with your favorite paper. Scrappin Sports & More has some amazing stars and stripes on the B side...and even some A sides. For this project, I used both #1374 Gymnastics from the Title Sports line and #1391 Gymnastics from the Girl's Rule line. Bet you couldn't tell this paper was from a GYMNASTICS line could you??

After you cover the can, cover the toilet paper rolls. The tops are made from circles. Just cut a large circle, slightly larger than the top opening. I folded it in 4th and cut along the 1/4th line. That allowed me to fold it under to make the tops. I attached the top with mod podge, but any glue would probably work. I then used skewers like you use for kabobs to add the tails to the rockets. 

Embellish as desired and viola!

~Shannon Blinn