HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TIN LID BIRDS UPCYCLE
I have a fun project to share. This is one of those projects that just kind of happened. Sometimes my projects that just happen don’t go so well, and others. . .well, you be the judge.
I love this little tin can lid bird!
If handling a tin can lid scares you, you can substitute a canning lid or use a can opener that doesn’t leave sharp edges.
I gained some inspiration for this project when I saw the cute denim bird that my friend and fellow blogger Beverly @ Across the Blvd. made for her burlap and denim wreath. It is so cute and you can see her project HERE.
I looked around my craft supplies, and I found a stash of tin can lids. I knew I’d think of something to do with them eventually! I couldn’t resist doing a little embossing with the wings. I made the birds and then wondered how I was going to display them.
I turned back to my supply stash. I was determined to start and finish this project in an evening. I found some beautiful paper and thought about using it as a background for the birds, but I didn’t have a frame large enough for all the birds to fit nicely into. Then I spied some left over vinyl chalkboard contact paper and knew that I had found the solution. Score! Love a project that can not only be completed in one evening, but you also have everything you need in your craft supplies!
Here is a quick tutorial:
Supplies I used for this project:
- 5 tin can lids
- craft paint
- paint brushes
- 38 gauge embossing foil
- embossing stylist
- aluminium foil
- tooth picks
- jewelry wire
- silver spray paint
- glue gun / glue sticks
- foam board
- vinyl chalkboard contact paper
- Bistro chalk Markers
- removable mounting squares
While the bird feet were drying, I cut a piece of foam board to the size I wanted. ( I always keep foam board in my supplies because we use it so often for school projects.)