Woo Hoo! Welcome to Creative Craft Hop! This month I’m making something that I’ve seen all over social media and have wanted to try for a very long time. What is it? It’s a Tin Wall Pocket!
Before I get started, I want to thank Sarah at Birdz of A Feather for hosting this fun hop.
Also, if you are coming here from Allyson’s at Southern Sunflowers, welcome! I’m so glad that you are here. Weren’t her Patriotic printables adorable?
Now, let’s get started!
Here’s what you will need to make your own Tin Wall Pocket:
A Tin Can
Clear Topcoat sealer
First thing you will need to do is remove both the top and bottom lids of the can.
Choosing which end you want to be the bottom, press down on the end of the can.
Pressing one side of the can to the other.
Then, using a hammer, hammer from the bottom of the can up toward the top about 1 inch.
This will seal the bottom edge together, creating your wall pocket.
Drill a hole on each side of the can for the handle to attach to the wall pocket.
Be sure to sand or use a rasp on the holes to remove any jagged edges.
Paint the outside of the can.
I chose to use blue and white chalk paint, but any type paint would work.
Since I will be painting a design on my can, I gave my tin can a quick spray of top coat when the chalk paint dried.
Now it’s time to add a design to the front of the can.
This can be done painting a design of your choice OR you can decoupage a paper napkin, print etc to the front of the can.
I’m choosing to paint a design.
Again, once my paint dried I gave my wall pocket a quick spray of topcoat sealer.
Add a handle to your tin wall pocket.
Remember those holes we drilled into the sides?
Push the end of your jute string into the outside of the hole, tie a knot on the inside of the can.
TIP: Use a double knot and add a tiny bit of super glue to the knot to ensure that it will hold.
Cut the Jute to the length that you want your handle to be plus a few inches for the knot on the other side of your can.
Before tying the knot on the opposite side of your wall pocket, string wooden beads onto your jute.
Tip: Wrap a small piece of Scotch tape around the end of you jute to make stringing your beads easier and to keep the jute from unraveling.
Once you have strung your beads, tie a knot just like you did on the opposite side.
Embellish your tin wall pocket.
I added a bow to one side of my handle that matches the color of my painted flowers.
Now all that’s left is to fill the inside of my tin wall pocket!
Please join me in visiting Gail at Purple Hues and Me. I can’t wait to see her Bumble Bee Wall art!
Then when you are finished at Gails, please join me in visiting the rest of the crafters.
I’ve listed them all below to make it easy for you hop on over!
Until next time…