Decoupage Country Can

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  • Soup can
  • White spray paint
  • Pictures from fabric, magazines or photocopies
  • Acrylic paint to coordinate with pictures
  • White craft glue
  • Craft wire
  • Raffia
  • Paintbrushes
  • Drill


Clean the soup can. Using a drill, make two small holes1/4 inch below the top of the can opposite each other. This is where you will attach a handle.

Spray 2-3 coats of spray paint on the outside, inside and bottom of can. Let paint dry between coats.

After the last coat of spray paint had dried completely, paint the top and bottom rim of the can with acrylic paint. Allow to dry.

Cut pictures from fabric, magazines or photocopies.

In a small dish, pour 3-4 tablespoons of craft glue. Add a few drops of water to make the consistency of paint. Paint the glue on the can in the area you wish to add a picture. Place the picture on the can and smooth it with your fingers. Repeat with the other pictures, arranging them any way you like. Let dry. Note: while you are allowing the pictures to dry cover the dish of glue with plastic wrap.

Paint a thin coat of glue to the entire outside of the can. Allow to dry completely. Add 2-3 more coats of glue, allowing each coat to dry completely before adding another.

Cut a length of craft wire 2 times the length you want your finished handle to be. Wrap the wire around a pencil, leaving 1 inch on each end straight. Remove to make a twisted handle. Put each end of the wire through the holes and bend up to secure in place.

Take a 10-inch length of several pieces of raffia and tie in a bow to the handle. Trim ends.

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