I was so inspired by The Sisters’ napkin ring tutorial that I thought, “ what could I do with an old soup can?” During these days of sheltering in place we’re all eating a lot of soup, am I right? I love to recycle, and upcycle, so this seemed like the best of both worlds!
soup sized can (be careful of sharp edges)
two scrap pieces of 4x4 (mine were 2” and 3” in height)
two pieces of scrap 1x6 cut to 4.5” square
Debis Design Diary DIY Paint in Prairie Grey and White Swan
IOD Moulds Trimmings 1 and Bird Song
IOD Air Dry Clay
Big Top Sealer
sand all edges of your wood
create your “bases” by gluing each 4x4 scrap to a 1x6 scrap (cut down to 4.5“ squares)
hot glue the open edge of the can to one of these bases and the closed edge to the other. I like high temperature hot glue.
dust your Mould with corn starch. Add the air dry clay, leveling with a straight edge. Flip the Mould over and roll it back to release the Mould. I used one bird and 2 trim strips.
5. while your clay is still wet, use craft or wood glue to attach your Moulds
6. let the clay dry if time permits
paint a haphazard base coat in Prairie Grey; let dry
7. paint the entire piece in White Swan; let dry
8. use a baby wipe to wet distress to desired look
9. seal with Big Top Sealer or DIY Wax
Here's a video of the entire process: