Coffee Can Craft
by Phyllis Spaw
Witch Treat Coffee Can
This is such a cute project. A coffee can made into a witch, that can be filled with candy or anything of your liking. One 33 oz coffee can - I used the kind that are made from a heavy cardboard as they are a smooth surfaceAn old funnel, or you could use a large plastic kitchen funnel. Just be sure to spray it with a primer so that the black paint sticks to itOne piece of black feltSpanish moss-natural colorHot glue/glue sticksSpray sealer-matte finish-I used Krylon matte finishLe Plume pigmented marker-I would imagine a fine and medium tip bic marker would work also. Although I have not actually tried itLots of candyBag of shredded paper or you could crumble newspaper-to put in the bottom of your canHomespun Black and Orange material, or a color of your choice-one piece cut to 1 1/2" wide x 18" long
(for the brim of her hat) and one piece big enough to go around the top and tie a bowScissorsA can of light colored spray paint in a matte finish- I used Krylon indoor-outdoor AlmondPencilA light colored crayon-to trace the brim or her hatPaints:
These are the paints I used. You can use whatever brand works best for you.
Flat Black-Apple Barrel
Apple Orchard-Folk Art
Flat White-Apple BarrelBrushes:
3/4"-1" flat brush
Peel off the label and spray paint the entire can including the top of the lid with 2-3 light coats of spray paint. This will act as a primer so that your paint will stick to it. Allow to dry in-between coats and be sure to do this in a well ventilated area. Read the instructions on the can. Once dry brush on 2-3 coats of Coco using the 3/4" flat brush and allow to dry. Apply her cheeks with a mix of Burnt Orange and Coco with the #6 filbert, brushing in a circular, tapping, motion. Lightly draw on her face with a pencil. Using the #6 filbert- apply the eyes in 2 coats of white, the pupils in black, and her nose in Apple Orchard. Using the Le Plume marker add her mouth and teeth, outline around her nose, eyes, and the eyelashes. Add the highlight in her pupil using the #6 filbert, in white. Allow to dry and add 2 light coats of spray sealer. When dry add her hair by cutting long pieces of spanish moss with your scissors, and hot gluing it the her head. Apply as much or as little as you like. Now give her a hair cut if need be. Remember as a child you were not allowed to cut your doll's hair....love this part! Now for the hat it will depend on what you are using. I had a metal funnel with a handle that already had a primer on it, so I just painted it with 2 coats of black using the 3/4" flat brush. If you are using a plastic funnel you will need to spray it with some type of primer, then apply the black paint. I also painted the top of the lid in 2 coats of black with the 3/4" flat brush and sprayed 2 light coats of the matte sealer. Now find a round item, like an ice cream pail lid, or the lid to a pan that is about an inch or so bigger than your coffee can lid and trace around it onto the black felt, using a light colored crayon. As you can see in the pics above I used a lid to a pan. You can easily wipe the crayon mark off with a damp cloth. Now providing your lid is dry hot glue the felt to the top of the lid. I just added the hot glue all the way around the edge. Press firmly in place. Now tear, not cut, your homespun material to the lengths listed above and hot glue on the funnel for the band on her hat. I folded it over a bit to fit, leaving the torn edges at the top(see pics above). Add the bow at the top of the funnel. Now glue the funnel to the felt part of the lid, and you now have a one-of-a-kind treat can, that can also be used for a cute center piece. Fill the bottom with some shredded paper and fill with candy, bath and body items, or anything of your liking. Enjoy!
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