Sunday, February 15, 2015

Altered Birthday Idea -

If you love altered projects - or projects made out of something you normally would throw away, then today's project is for you!  I love taking things I would normally throw away, and create something fun out of!  Lets get started in this fun - altered coffee can gift container!  

Supply list:  
Coffee can - (or other type of can the same size)
1 sheet 12 x 12 paper
1 sheet 8.5 x 11 paper
Creative Paperclay product (1/3 of a package)
Balloon template 
Bakers Twine
Xacto knife
White, medium blue and dark blue paint

Directions:  
  Flatten out the Creative Paperclay product 

Using a scrapbook template - cut out your balloons, I used 10 for this example. 

Using your fingers and water, smooth out the clay pieces on the top, bottom, and all around the balloons.  Set aside on a cooking pay such as a cookie sheet.  Bake at 250 for 20 - 25 minutes - turn over halfway.

Paint each of the balloons using 3 different colors.  Add Bakers Twine to the bottom of the balloon for the string, using hot glue!  

Cut your sheets of cardstock/paper in half from top to bottom.  Cut enough off the top so you can fold into the inside of the can approximately 1.5 - 2".  Add the paper around the can gluing the bottom first, and then the sides of the paper.  

Add the balloon's, and then glue the strings to the bottom of the can!  

This project can be made up ahead of time, purchasing the items you need to go in it as you go!  Add a quick card with it- and you are done!  I hope you have enjoyed my project today - easy enough to start out with, totally customizable to any birthday person, and fun on top of it all!  
Lynda Jeffs
Creative Paperclay Design Team

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