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by Patti E., moderator of the Holiday Board at Craftpals.com
Patti says, "Painting flags on cans has been around for quite a
while, so this is not a new idea, but I wanted to share the one I made
to display all year."
2 lb. 2.5 oz. coffee can
Flat nosed pliers
Small nail & hammer
Pencil & ruler
Fine point Sharpie marker
Clearcote hi-shine glaze
DecoArt Americana Napa Red
DecoArt Americana True Blue
Apple Barrel Satin Cream
Cut the can open on the
seam with the tin snips. Be very careful as the edges are very
Flatten out the can.
Using flat nosed
pliers, turn the edges to the back of flag.
With a pencil and ruler,
draw the star and lines. If using a coffee can it already has
lines that can just be painted in for the stripes.
When paint is dried, use
a fine point Sharpie marker to draw little marks to look like broken
threads on the seams.
Spray two coats of
sealer and let dry.
With a small nail, pound
two holes on either side to thread the wire for hanging.
Note: Use any kinds of
cans and make all different sizes of flags.
Clip Art Credit: www.ourpuppies.com/Clipart/