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Patriotic Outdoor Decor

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Patriotic Outdoor Decor
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Patriotic Outdoor Decor

designed by Sandee Setliff

Creating patriotic wind socks out of recycled tin cans is an easy and fun project for the whole family.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • True Blue (DA528)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Satin Varnish (DS21)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • 1" foam brush
  • 1/4" stippler brush
  • star stencil
  • electric drill (and bits)
  • twine
  • wooden beads
  • ribbon
  • tin can (3)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Peel off the tin can labels; wash and dry the cans thoroughly.
  2. Drill small holes in the tops of the cans for the twine (to be added later).
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint two coats of True Blue to the entire can surface, letting the paint dry completely between coats.
  4. Stipple on Cotton Ball through a star stencil using a 1/4" stippler brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Coat the tin cans in DuraClear Satin Varnish.
  6. String a loop through the holes in the tops of the cans. String on beads and tie a knot in the twine. (This will keep the twine from slipping through the hole.)
  7. Measure ribbons to the desired length and cut. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ribbons to the insides of the cans.
    Step 6 Example