Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Better Beer - Beer Can Vase

This past Saturday night we attended a Holiday Party. No not a Christmas Party, a Holiday Party. The host is Jewish, the hostess is Catholic. It was fun times for all until our friends, who my husband was riding home with, got a flat tire. And had to wait for a ride. During the wait, they managed to pick up these really interesting beer cans. Is it a can, is it a bottle?? Who cares, I thought the shape was interesting, so now it's a vase!

 See, plain old Miller Lite cans. I washed and dried them and cut off the little loose metal ring that was part of the cap.
 Gave them a coat of spray paint primer. Not sure if this was necessary but I had it on hand so I used it. Then I gave them a coat of Rustoleom's Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint. I can't find a photo of the can online but I got it at Lowe's.
 Here is where I apologize for not taking more photos. I don't know why I didn't. Sometimes I just get going on something and forget. Anyway, I waited for the cans to dry overnight and then hot glued a bit of twine around the top to hide the threading from the cap.

I made two of these but here is one of them hanging out on my front table. Like that greenery in there?? Yeah, it's a piece from my old fake Christmas tree that broke a couple of years ago. I kept all pieces and use them to fill vases, cover the top of my piano, make swags. I'm actually cruising Craigslist for another fake tree!

1 comment:

  1. That is such a cute idea! I'll have to try something similar for our next christmas party!


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