Okay, I know it's June - June 2 to be exact. I know I'm supposed to reveal my seventh craft till Christmas. (I'm pretty excited about it, and I can't wait to share it with you.) I know I haven't even officially wrapped up my eighth craft till Christmas. (I do have my mail bag tute almost ready to share.) And I blame all of these delays on Fawnda and Jeannine of Fireflies and Jellybeans and their addicting Iron Craft Challenge. They've challenged readers to create a unique craft with a secret ingredient. For this round of the challenge the secret ingredient . . . wait for it . . . cans.
Every time I see a soda can, a can of black beans or mushrooms, a baking soda can, any can at all, the only thing I can think about is, "What can I turn that into?" So I have two more can-related things to post about. And then I'm promising myself (and you) to put cans behind me and move on to the goal at hand . . . after all, Christmas is only seven months away. There are gifts to be made.
But for now, back to cans.
Beside those magnets, grab:
-scraps of scrapbook paper and card stock
-other random scrapbook embellishments you have left over
-glue, glue-dots and a glue gun
-and . . . can lids from the cans in your recycling bin*
*Thanks to Jill at Creating My Way to Success for pointing out that I use a safe-edge can opener that removes the entire lid (including the rim) to create safe edges on both the lid and can that are not sharp. This would not be a good project for lids that are removed with a top-open can opener. If you don't have one of these, I totally recommend getting one. They are easier, safer and more hygienic than traditional can openers. (Plus, you can use them for fun crafts like this :) . . . bonus!)
Isn't that great? Only four things and you probably have them all on hand. This couldn't be easier!
1) Trace your can lids onto the paper or picture you will use for the background.
2) Cut out circles and trim a bit to fit into can lid. Paper would probably stay because the rim holds it in a bit, but to secure it use a few glue dots to affix paper to can lid.
3) Embellish with other items.
4) If your magnets are larger than the can lid, cut them to fit the lid. Hot glue magnets to back of lid. (Make sure you are not hot gluing the magnetized side of the magnet.)
5) Ta Da! Ready for display on your fridge!