Hi Ladies, since this month's challenge is "Junk Drawer Finds", and it's "Back to School" week here where I live I thought I would combine these two subjects! I have always been into recycling, and this challenge was the perfect time to apply this into my scrapbooking projects!
I started with a simple can of peas. I have a can opener that open's cans without leaving a sharp edge (love it!) so after having the peas for dinner, (yum!) I removed the outer label from the can, and washed out it out.
Next I measured around the can with a scrap piece of green cardstock, making sure to overlap the side edges by at least an 1 1/2 inches, and cutting the paper so that it fit in between the top, and bottom rims of the can, and glued it in place.
Then I chose some white cardstock and using my Cricut I cut out the phrase "I Love Golf" from the Cricut cartridge "Sports Mania" - 29-0980. During this process I torn the border above the "F" on the word "Golf", but since this project was for my brother I knew he would not mind, and my cricut mat was not sticky enough to let me re-cut another phrase, so I had to make-do with it.
Next I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the top of the can's rim and down the sides where the paper met. After punching the holes I inserted large brads, both for decoration, and to help hold the paper in place. You could also place ribbon in the top holes for a more "girly" can. Then I glued the "golf" phase section in place.
I think if I did this craft again, I would chose to use my Xyron to glue the "phase" section in place as I think it would hold the letter's down better, since they have to circle so much around the can. Overall however my brother loves his new pencil holder and I am going to make a few of these as Christmas stocking stuffers, perhaps filling them with cookies, or other edible goodies! Happy Scrapping! Love Penny