Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

Recycled tin can Jack o' Lantern

It won’t cost you much, this tin can jack o’ lantern – it looks good on a porch, and is perfect for the autumn! Use a large Recycling can.
Hi there all you Mod hodgepodge of fans! I’m so excited about the visit of Amy’s blog awesome today! If you’re wondering who this person is, who’s with you speak now, I’ll say!
My name is Courtney and I’m the author of scrap and Doodles. I’m a stay-at-home mom married to my wonderful husband of almost 5 years and am a busy little boy.
My days are spent playing cars, cleaning of Kix all over the carpet and squeezed in a craft or two (if I’m lucky!) You can find out more about me, if you’d like in my blog.
I love Halloween. It’s always one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, we always a great thing about Halloween-partly because it’s my dad’s birthday, and partially because my whole family loves it.
Now, I have a family of my own, I wanted to be able to show that the Halloween spirit a little bit. I fumbled all of my Halloween decorations last week and put it on. But I really don’t have many. So I have a few, starting with this tin can jack o’ - lantern!
This Mod Podged pumpkin is my latest creation! He sits in front of my door to welcome our guests. Here’s how to make your own pumpkin.
tin can Jack O’ lantern

A large, clean aluminum
Mod hodgepodge gloss
the autumn-or Halloween-patterned fabric
Old wire clothes hangers
Black craft paint and black spray paint
freezer paper
sticks, leaves and pine cones

Wash and iron your fabric before you cut. Measure the height and circumference of your can. With these measurements, cut a piece of fabric to be able to go.
I added a half inch on each measurement so that I’d be able to fold under the cut edges when I attached it.
Then, with my handy freezer paper, I made a stencil for the pumpkin’s face. You draw the face on the paper, waxy side down and carefully cut out.
Then iron it onto your fabric, again, with the waxy side down. Use paint brush and black craft paint the design on the fabric. I used FolkArt color #661, Metallic sequins in Black – it’s got a bit of sparkle in it.
dries While the color, prepare your hanger. This will be the handle for your can. I leaned over me in a zig-zag shape, painted black. (Sorry, the shadow makes it look kind of hard. We’ve had a lot of cloudy days here lately.)
Once the face is dry, it’s time to install it. Here’s where the Mod collection is coming! But it is in between a small step.
you are Using a nail, screwdriver, what-have-you, punch two holes, one on each side in the socket for the trailer, so that you can add to your handle later.
apply a generous amount of Mod-hodgepodge to one end of the fabric strip and stick it down on the can.
Then you work around, Mod Podging the fabric as you go.
It looks a little blurry, because the Mod is a hodgepodge still wet. Let it sit for 30 minutes or until completely dry.
Once it’s completely dry, it’s time to attach the handle. The holes that you’ve already created, punch holes through the fabric and insert the ends of the hangers. I have a little scrap of fabric as a bow on the handle for extra flair.
Fill your tin can jack o’ lantern with sticks and pine cones, and you’re done! I hope you all come by scrap and Doodles and say hi! I’d love to meet you! Thank you for visiting me today, Amy! I had a great time!

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