Let it dry
painted the lid and stripe around the hat blue
took paint stir stick to measure out stripes
then "grunged it up" with brown paint..
used slightly wet paper towel and rubbed on brown paint then wiped it off
cut hole on top for container
and glued Styrofoam to top..(could be open and used as vase as well!)
I gathered my various thrift store finds...flag candles, paper fans, flags, a bow and roll of red curling ribbon.
and began putting them in... tallest items in center-smaller on outside.
I glued toothpicks to the curling ribbon...a whole bunch!
glued crinkled paper onto the foam...
After I was all done I took the can and placed it in the center of the hat...
I added the bow to the front...
the fans & candles
Under $3! I can take out all of the things I put in the foam and store it for next year too.
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