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Colorful Upcycled Utensil Holders

Crafter's Acrylic®

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Colorful Upcycled Utensil Holders

designed by Sonja Stevens

Brighten up a summer table with these tin can-turned utensil holders made colorful with Crafter's Acrylics®.

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SUPPLIES

Crafter's Acrylic®

  • Grasshopper Green (DCA125)
  • Turquoise (DCA42)
  • Tutti Fruitti (DCA120)
  • White (DCA01)

Other supplies

  • parchment paper
  • soap and water
  • 3/4" painter's tape
  • fine tip brush
  • 3/4" paintbrush
  • spray paint in white enamel
  • twine (optional)
  • tin cans (set of 3 medium sized cans)
  • metal file

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Protect the work surface from paint using a sheet of parchment paper. File the edges of the tin can using a metal file to eliminate any rough or sharp edges. Wash and dry each can thoroughly with soap and water before painting.

  1. Apply a thin coat of the white enamel spray paint to the base of the tin cans. Allow to dry fully before proceeding.
  2. Using a 3/4" paintbrush, paint the majority of the middle sections in White.
  3. Repeat for all three tin cans. Let dry.
  4. Once dry, apply painter’s tape to each of the tin cans in a varying stripe pattern. (See photo.)
  5. Paint one of the taped off sections in Grasshopper Green.
  6. Repeat for all three tin cans.
  7. Carefully peel off the painter’s tape.
  8. Add painter’s tape to the tin cans for the next striped color. Leave ¼” spacing below the green area for a thin white stripe.
  9. Paint one of the taped off sections in Tutti Fruitti.
  10. Repeat for all three tin cans and carefully peel off the painter’s tape.
  11. Add painter’s tape to the tin cans for the next striped color.
  12. Paint the taped off sections in Turquoise.
  13. Carefully peel off the painter’s tape.
  14. Use a fine tip paintbrush to touch up any rough edges or paint peeled off from the tape.
  15. Tie a piece of twine around each of the painted tin cans.