Here's a cute Tin Man made from recycled food cans.
First spray paint all cans and paint nose and mouth and pop tops black. Then cut slits on both sides of medium can and insert tomato paste ears with glue.
Make two holes in bottom of the medium can, then take the tuna can and poke two holes in top on both sides. Wire medium can into tuna can.
Take a piece of wire and cut to length you want to hang with and double it and push up through the little part of the funnel. Make sure you make it long enough to wire through the medium can under the funnel to hold it together. Screw the funnel down thru the bottom of the medium can then screw in pop caps to make eyes.
Take the 8 small cans and poke holes in top and bottom of all, wire two to gether to make four sets for arms and legs.
Wire the arms into the top of the coffee can. Insert legs up thru bottom of coffee can and wire in. Poke 2 holes in each of the bottom of the sardine cans and wire onto bottom of legs for feet. Screw in the pop caps for buttons.
You can go by the picture to see how to put him together. If you have questions post below.
By Sandy from Bluff City, Tn.
OH I JUST LOVE THIS .............!!!!!
That is wonderful!!
This is so cute. What a neat idea. thanks.
That is just so cool!
Darling! Great job!
How tall is he when finished? I saw one hanging in a garden when on a garden tour one time. He was so cute. I took pictures but have no idea where they are..
Have you tried a feed supply store? I get all my metal scoops and funnels there since animals tend to chew on anything plastic. They come in all sizes. Janet
Our neighbors got one of these at a craft show in Omaha, NE Love it. Did you sell any in Omaha, or do you sell them. Would love to have a couple.
yanke AT radiks.net to let me know.
Love the idea and the outcome I would like to see it as it goes together
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