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Make Your Own Can Jack O Lanterns From Recycled Paint Cans

Posted by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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How to:

Collect used gallon sized metal paint cans. I saved these cans from when I painted my house. First you have to design the face. Next draw it on your can; I used a crayon. Then you need to make a starter hole in each section you are cutting out. Make a starter hole with a nail and a hammer. The can will have a tendency to cave in at this point so be careful. Once you get a starter hole, you can use utility snips to cut the rest. The smaller metal snips work best for me. You will want to use gloves because the metal edges will be sharp. Keep in mind that simple shapes are easier. If you keep them inside, the cans will stay silver. Over time they will rust, however,  if you leave them out in the rain. I like the way they look when they get rusty. At night you can display them with a tea light inside.


by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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supermeof3
by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM

These are pretty neat...TFS :)

momofsixangels
by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 8:32 AM

 YW

Dodie702
by on Sep. 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Great idea! Too cute. :)
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chrarrington18
by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:28 AM

those are very cute and creative

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