Get ready for a simple and cheap craft! I am sharing a tutorial for tin can Santas. I am all about crafts for cheap and repurposing items. Since being back at a 40 hour a week job my budget has had a little more breathing room than the past few years but then Christmas gift time came and now I am back to a strict, small budgets. A few weeks ago I was making my grandma’s macaroni and had the two big tomato sauce cans leftover. I knew I wanted to recreate and share a project I made on the blog many years ago.
Tin Can Santa Supplies
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- Empty Tin Cans – (take label off and wash them out)
- Mod Podge
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Gold Cardstock or Faux Leather (we found ours in the ribbon isle at Hobby Lobby)
- Crushed Velvet Ribbon
- Foam Brush
- Hot Glue Gun
- Black Buttons
Step #1 – To make your tin can Santas take your clean tin cans and use the foam brush to paint them with a coat of Mod Podge.
Step #2 – Paint a coat or two of red paint over the cans until you get the desired coverage.
Step #3- Using scissors cut a square from the sheet of faux leather to use as the belt buckle. Cut another small square the width of the red velvet ribbon from the larger square.
Step #4 – Use a hot glue gun to secure the velvet ribbon, belt buckle and buttons.
Step #5 – Fill with tissue paper or greenery and use as decoration. Put a small gift inside and give it to someone special!
If you wanted to take it a little further use a crop-a-dile to punch two holes in the tin cans. Then Create a handle out of wire and hang them or use them as luminaries. We filled our tin can Santas with fake greenery and displayed them on our Christmas decorated shelves.
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