Have you a messy Dad, Uncle, Grandad or brother? Why not make them a coin tidy! No more throwing their change out of their pocket onto the furniture.
You will need:
Scroll down to read the instructions and watch the video how to decoupage. Have fun!
Hi. As well as being a Teacher, a mum, a wife and a dog fosterer, I am also an up cycler and re-purposer. That means I love to look at objects in a different way and create something new from them. I use objects that normally go in the rubbish, the recycling, things which are given to me and items from Charity shops. I use a technique called decoupage which is sticking paper and images onto objects. I even have a different name as I sell my items at craft fairs. My name is The Frustrated Artist.
As we are at home now we are eating more food and making more rubbish and recycling. I thought I would show you how to make some useful items you can make from things you have at home.
Here are some of my pen tidies I have made for my craft fairs. All are made from items I have found around my house or were going in the recycling or bin.
This is a great activity which all ages can do. It is really satisfying when you can make something for yourself.
I would love to see any pictures of ones which you have made. Send them to my email
Once you have made your pen tidy and have checked there are no gaps and all the pieces are glued down you can add the detail. Make sure it is completely dry. The inside edge of the can can look a bit boring so here are some ideas you can use to make it look even better. You will need to measure the circumference of the can (the curve)
You can use different size tins eg a sweetcorn tin is great for smaller pencils and a tuna tin is good for paperclips, rubbers etc.
Tuna cans don't always like being painted as they are shiny. Why not decoupage them inside and out instead.