After searching for (cheap) glasses to fit it and coming up empty handed, I ended up popping can goods into the slots and found a perfect fit.
The only thing, the cans needed a little sprucing up! I gathered up supplies to do the job and began the make over.
Empty (& clean) cans (lids removed with a Pampered Chef can opener – No Sharp Edges!)
Twine (or yarn will do)
Old keys (embellishments)
Glue (fabric, tacky or elmer’s)
Spray paint is awesome to use for a quick fix. This White Blosom I bought during a clearance at AC Moore gives great coverage on metal and I love the creamy matte tone of it. It’s a-maz-ing what a coat of paint will do!
The other three, I made little pennant strings and tied them around the cans.
I cut a small triangle shape from a manilla folder and used that as my guide to cut the pennant/flag out of the material. I placed the flat edge against the fold and then cut out my flag shape.
At first, I started cutting them out one by one, but then I got smart 🙂 and folded my material so I could cut out three pennants shapes at once.
I added a small amount of tacky glue on the material and spread that out to evenly coat the material. I placed the center (at the fold) over my jute string and matched up the two points and then pressed the two sides to secure them together.
I hope this sparks some ideas to brighten your home and add a little happy to your day! 🙂
Happy art is good medicine!