Hello! Since most kids are on summer break and are probably driving you crazy I thought I could show you a fun and easy Fourth of July craft that you can make with your kids. The main ingredients are a soup/vegetable can, Mod podge, digital stamps and paper. Yep, we are going to turn a can into something CUTE!!
I'm also giving you a sneak peak into one of the Digital Stamps, Stitchy Stars, that will be released on Friday, June 15th.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Gather the supplies:
Mod Podge (matte or glossy your choice)
soup/vegetable can (cleaned off)
Stitchy Stars Digital Stamp
Sequins Ribbon Trim
Ribbon (I used white)
Plastic Streamers (I bought a pom pom from a party store and cut off the streamers from the handle! Perfect length and width!)
Step 2: Drill a hole in the center of your can. Cut out cardstock that will fit around your can. I used a 5 in circle for top of the rocket.
Step 3: Using your foam brush put a layer of modge podge on can and 5" circle
Step 4: Place paper around the can. To help it secure to the mod podge/can I put tap on the edge.
Step 5: ONCE THE BOTTOM LAYER OF MODGE PODGE IS DRY then you can apply a layer to the top of the paper. (take the tape off first)
Step 6: Once the modge podge is dry on the circle find the middle of the circle and cut out a pie shape (triangle). Then I took a hole punch and punched a hole at the point of the triangle.
Step 7: Put 1/4 inch scor-tape on the edge that will be folded on top of the other to make the cone. See photo above.
Step 8: Open up Microsoft Word. In upper left corner click the tab that says "Insert". Then hit the tab that says "Picture". Then a screen will pop up and you pick the file you want to open. I used the NEW digital stamp Stitchy Stars that comes out on Friday!
To resize the photo put your curser on a corner and a diaganol arrow will appear. Left click on your mouse and drag to the size you want it. Using the corner allows the image to stay in porportion.
When you get it the size you want right click on the mouse. A screen pops up hit "Copy". The put your cursor to an empty place and right click and hit "Paste". Do that for as many stars you want in that design.
Once they are printed cut them out.
Step 9: The smaller stars put in the Xyron X to turn them into a sticker. For the larger pieces I used the Xyron 5" creat a sticker. When they come out of the machine I use a stylus and go around the edges to separate any sticky from the edges of the paper.
Step 10: Decorate the can. Leave space at bottom of the can and bottom of the cone because that is where the decorative trim will go.Cover with Modge-Podge to protect it and to help the stickers stay on since it is a round object.
Step 11: Once the top layer of Modge Podge is dry take the ribbon and put it through the hole in the cone and the top of the can. Tie a know at the bottom of the ribbon to keep it from being pulled out of the can.
Step 12: If you are going to place this against a wall or window I suggect putting scor-tape on the inside of the cone so it sticks the cone to the top of the can.
Step 13: Put 1/8 inch scor-tape around the bottom edge of the can and bottom edge of the cone. Add the sequins trim.
Step 14: Put 1/2 inch scor-tape on the inside of the can along the edge. Then take your streamers and stick them on the scor-tape.
Step 15: Hang up and enjoy!
Here is another version of it:
and Stitchy Stars Digital Image
The stars on the can I punched out. The stars on the bottom that are hanging are Paper Pieced Stars from the Stitchy Stars Digital Image. I modge podge them and once they were dry I put them in a Xyron sticker maker to make them sticky on the back. I placed the ribbon between the two stars so they are a double sided image.
I hope you have fun creating with your kid(s). If you make these please let me know as I would love to see what you come up with!
P.S. - I want to thank my husband for brainstorming with me and helping me come up with this awesome idea. I'm also making these as a craft at a local retirement home so they can hang them on their doors! So even if you don't decorate donate them and brighten someone else's day.
- Kathy D.