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4th of July craft

4th of July craft

Utensil Caddy

1- Get 6 cans without lids and sand it to remove any burrs that may have left over when cutting the cover. Tip: Prefer taller cans as the cans of peeled tomatoes.
2-Paint cans inside and outside. Use the color you like and let it dry for one day. We used synthetic enamel paint. The synthetic enamel protects metal against moisture, preventing rust. You can use any other paint that goes with metal.
Tip: Insert your hand into the can and spin the can while you brush it outside. Put the can on the table lined with newspaper and brush inside. Alternatively, wait for the paint to dry outside to paint inside.
3- Choose a piece of wood and paint with synthetic enamel or other paint. Here we put a little white ink on the paint we used to paint the cans so tones are different. The wood is a little lighter than the cans. If you like the original color of the wood and cans, you do not need to paint.
4- With a thick nail and a hammer, drill a hole in the can for threading the screw.
Tip: To make this step easier see the picture and see how I put the can inside a thick piece of wood that was held by a red clip. So the can stood firm to hammer. For not scratching the paint, put a piece of felt between the wood and the painted can.
5- Place the cans in place that will be screwed. Mark the location of the hole in the wood with a pen or pencil
6- Drill the 6 holes in wood using a hammer and nail.
7- Place screws into the holes of a can, then screw it on the wood piece. Repeat with all the cans.
8- Screw a handle after making the hole with nail and hammer.

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  • Carole Zellers