I have a fun project to share today. 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. We are loving these tin can lid birds!
If handling a tin can lid scares you, 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].
Looking at 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 to display them.
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!
5 tin can lids
38 gauge embossing foil
silver spray paint
glue gun / glue sticks
vinyl chalkboard contact paper
Bistro chalk Markers
removable mounting squares