Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to Make Stamped Plant Markers with Recycled Can Lids

Welcome to Craft Lightning Day 4! Yesterday, I showed you how to make some adorable ladybugs from recycled egg cartons. If you missed it, click on the photo to go to that tutorial:

What's this Craft Lightning business? Glad you asked! This week, with the help of my friends Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Angie of The Country Chic Cottage I'm going to bring you a new recycled craft each day PLUS feature 6-10 other recycled crafts. Its a veritable recycled crafting extravaganza!

Today I'm going to show you how to turn can lids into cute plant markers! I love their rustic chic look.


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**I use a Pampered Chef Smooth Edge Can Opener which unglues the can instead of cutting it - therefore no sharp edges! I cannot recommend this can opener enough, especially when using cans for crafting with kids.


I'm starting  make more videos for my simpler tutorials and I made one for this project! Check it out (and please give me a thumbs up!!).

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Step 1: Stamp
Choose your letters from the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Sheet and place them on your Stamp Block. Squeeze a small amount of paint onto your plate and smooth it out with the paint brush. Lightly tap the stamp in the paint and then press it onto the can lid.

Step 2: Drill
Use your Dremel Micro Tool to drill a hole in the top of the lid for hanging.

Step 3: Wire
Cut approximately 12-18 inches of jewelry wire. Bend the top into a hook shape. Use the pliers to bend the end up. Thread can lid onto wire before bending up the rest of the way. Curl end of wire under if desired.

Once the paint is dry, it's ready to go outside!

Co-Host Spotlight

Check out yesterday's crafts from my co-host:
Recycled Tin Can Herb Planter Gift Set from The Country Chic Cottage


Today's featured bloggers

Paper Plate Easter Baskets 
from Busy Mom's Helper

Recycled Coffee Sleeve Cuff Bracelet 
from My Very Educated Mother

Funky Altered Teen Clock
from Insiteful Living

Come back tomorrow for even more recycled crafts!

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1 comment:

  1. Carissa, these are adorable! Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with our products!


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