DIY Recycled Tin Can Pumpkin

It’s amazing what you can make with a tin can and some paint like these DIY recycled tin can pumpkins.

There’s a free pattern for the faces so you can make these yourself and they would be great to make with the kids and create some memories. 

Upcycled tin can pumpkins, hand-painted, Halloween pail, upcycle

Today, I have the oh so simple instructions for making the pumpkin cans from Saturday’s post. The pumpkin cans were made over a few years ago and have withstood the test of time for Halloween decorating year after year.

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How To Make Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins

There will not be visuals other than the completed project for this but if anyone would like a template for the face {eyes, mouth, nose, etc.}, just click here.  

Supplies:

Can(s)-any size {make sure you don’t leave any rough edges from the lid}

Acrylic paint-orange, black, yellow, white and gold, paintbrushes and sponges

Optional: Drill and bit to make holes in the sides for a handle or a nail and a hammer {I have used both and the drill is easier but not necessary}, wire for handle or ribbon

Directions:

Step One: Moisten your sponge and squeeze it out well

Step Two: Dab the orange paint rather heavily over the can – the heavy dabbing will leave a textured effect but you could spray paint the can or brush the paint on depending on the end results you desire

Step Three: When the paint has dried, you can now draw the eyes, eyelashes, nose, mouth, and tooth or transfer the template features onto the can

Step Four: Using the black paint, paint the eyebrows, the eyes, eyelashes, mouth, outline of tooth and nose

Step Five: When the black paint has dried add the yellow and white highlights to the eyes and nose and color in the tooth.

Step Six: Add the gold sparkle {looks like an asterisk} to the tooth

Step Seven: When completely dry, drill the holes for the handle and insert your wire or ribbon.

Complete! If you would like to seal your work of art, you can use a spray paint sealer or brush on the sealer and this can be done between steps six and seven.

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If you make the project, please let me know by tagging me on Facebook or Instagram with your photo and I’d love to give you a shout out. 

hugs, mb new logo March 2016