Thursday, January 28, 2016


Here is another free craft made from a small International Coffee can.
1 small cardboard coffee can(with metal rims)
1 lid 3.25" dia wood
1 wood ball 3/4" dia.
1 #8 x 3/4" flat head screw
Dark Walnut stain and Amber Shellac
3.5" hole saw, screw driver, sander, sand paper, drill & bits, and small finish brush.
1. Remove paper label from coffee can and sand the cardboard where the glue joint was(the glued area won't stain if not sanded).
2. Apply Walnut Stain and Amber Shellac to the cardboard area and to the metal rims, including the inner rim on the top as seen in second photo(amber shellac makes metal look like brass), apply 3 coats.
3. Use 3.5" hole saw to cut lid from 1/2" wood(or cut with scroll saw) and sand.
4. Drill pilot hole in 3/4" wood ball and attach to lid with flat head screw.
5. Sand and finish assembly with Amber shellac, apply 3 coats.
6. Put lid on can and enjoy your recycled decorative container.
Note: If you don't have the means to make the lid try the wood craft section of most craft stores or you can use a metal cover from a jar and paint to match. You can also make a lid by glueing about 10 disc of carboard(shoe box type) together, sand and finish.


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