I’ve come to like spraypainting. After improving my Easter presents that way, I had been looking for something else to do.
So I “recycled” 2 big tin cans:
I cleaned them in the dishwasher, and once dry took them outside to give them a nice coat or 10 of glossy white spraypaint.
I actually use a smaller can to hold my scissors:
But back to the big cans.
Once the paint was dry, I used a pencil to make little marks on them. One like this:
and the other one like this:
Then I took them into the basement, where my mom does all her pottery. She’s a dental technician and has some really tiny dremel-like tools:
Usually they’re used for making teeth, but she put them to good use on my sprayed tin cans:
Once my mom had made little holes in the cans I gave them another coat of spray paint.
And now they live on our patio, functioning as tealight holders (small block candles fit in them, too).
I made the smaller one last year using regular paint, but I don’t like the visible brush strokes on it so I’ll stick with spray paint from now on.
And here they are in action last night.
I love them! And it’s great that they were practically free, I just bought the spraypaint which I can use for many more. I have a lot of ideas for patterns in my head, so I’ll probably show you more of these in the future.