Sunday, 11 November 2012

faux zinc soda can banner







i cut the top and bottom parts of the soda cans off, be careful at this point as unless the can has a flat cut edge it will be sharp. i removed the strips of can by first making a hole with a knife then using scissors to trim it off. then i trimmed the edges to make sure they were not sharp. i then sprayed them with silver spray paint and then straight way strayed on some vinegar/ water mixture, this bubbles the paint nad makes it crack so it looks more like zinc. once dry i cut it in to a banner shape and used a hole punch to cut the cans for the string. then i got a black ink pad and rubbed it on each one and then with a damp paper towel i rubbed it over the can.
 
then i used my silhouette machine to cut the letters joyful and stuck them on to the banner, and threaded the string through the holes.

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21 comments

  1. Love this! I am a new blogger myself and just recently started following you. I look forward to your many posts every week. By far one of my favorite blogs. So creative, unique, and inspirational!

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  2. You are just too cool. What don't you think of? I have to make one. (I say that about everything you make).

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  3. Neat! And I'm super jealous that you have a Silhouette. Gotta get one of those!

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  4. Beautiful and attainable! I do wish there was a pin it button! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea!

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  5. That is so beautiful!!! Great tutorial - thanks for sharing this great project!!!

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  6. lol.. meant to say cool in the last comment!

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  7. I love that banner! Thanks for showing us how to make one. Hugs, Penny

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  8. What a wonderful banner and I love that it's from re-purposed soda cans, making it budget-friendly! There are so many holidays you could customize this for. Love it!

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  9. What a fun idea! I bet this has such a nice shine to it in person. Hope you didn't cut yourself when making...New here and you might already have a post but I LOVe you sign behind the banner!

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up :)

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  11. The banner is beautiful - great idea/

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  12. Your banner is so cute. I would have never known it was made out of pop cans (I have more than enough of those sitting around here). Great idea!

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  13. Very pretty! I never in a million years would have thought of using pop cans. Your one smart lady

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  14. Cool! We recycle soda cans, but you upcyle! Upcycling is always better ;)

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  15. Love it, Aimee! I'll be featuring you this week at Knick of Time Tuesday - thanks for sharing at the party!

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  16. Are you kidding?! This is SO great! LOVE it~

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  17. This is such a clever idea, and it turned out just beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up. :)

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