Chew can Pumpkin
Many of you know that my husband chews so it should be no surprise that I craft with his empty cans. I came up with this idea last year around Christmas time and couldn’t wait to share it with you! So obviously these Chew can pumpkin has to be my first fall craft of the season, haha! Let me show you how you can make one of your own.
- Chew can that has been washed. (Mint cans and the magnetic tin cans from dollar tree also work well.)
- fabric, enough to cover the can plus a little extra at the top.
- stick from the yard or cinnamon stick
- Drill to drill holes in the can if you wish to add spices (optional)
- spices to put in the can to make it smell good ( Optional. I used cloves, whole allspice, and cinnamon sticks)
- Spanish moss
- Floral wire or any other wire you may want to use
- hot glue stick
Step 1: First, drill holes in the clean chew can. Take the lid off of the can and add any spices you may like to make it smell good. I added cloves, whole all spice, and a cinnamon stick. You could also add some rice with some essential oils if you’d prefer. Put the lid back on the can. Make sure you secure it good so all the spices don’t fall out, LOL.
Step 2: Next, figure out how long you want your stick or cinnamon stick (the stem) to be and cut. Place the chew can in the middle of the fabric and gather all the fabric to the top. While holding the fabric, hot glue your stick to the middle of the can and gently press the fabric on to it. This will allow everything to stay in place so you can move on to the next step. Trim any excess fabric at the top.
Step 3: Tie a piece of twine around the fabric and the stick to hold everything in place. You can get a better idea of how to do this by watching this pre-recorded video (coming soon!).
Step 4: Now its time to do the fun stuff! Lets make this pumpkin cute! I added some floral wire to the top and used a pen to curl it. This makes the perfect pumpkin vine! Next, take some raffia and make a bow, glue the bow on to the pumpkin. Lately, I added some Spanish moss to the sides of my pumpkin tucked behind the raffia.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube