Monday, June 15, 2015

Wedding Noisemaker Favor from Soda Can

Summer is here and with it brings the wedding Season and what better time to have another round of the ever-popular Craft Lightning Series hosted by Angie at the Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts.

Guest host for this Wedding Series is the crafty and talented Katie, from "Sweet Rose Studio".

I'm so happy you all have stopped by to see what sweet and sassy wedding crafts can be whipped-up in a jiffy (15 minutes or less...minus drying time)!

When I think of weddings, my favorite part has always been the cute favors offered to the guests as a token of thanks and remembrance of the big day!

A tradition that is repeated at many a wedding is the celebrating or encouraging of a kiss or two between the Bride and Groom and I wanted to think of something different to signal that public display of affection besides the traditional bell.

With a little help from hubby (whose brain I was picking for ideas...), I came up with this simple noisemaker made from an aluminum soda can with bottle caps inside to create the "noise".

I wasn't quite sure how to make an old soda can look elegant (or at least appropriate) for a wedding...but I figured I'd give it the old college try and see what I could come up with.

I spray painted the can with an antique white color and bent several bottle caps in half and placed them inside the can so that it would make lots of noise when it was shook.

I sealed the can top off with a flattened out bottle cap and secured it with E6000.

I decorated the painted can using die-cuts that I made using my Cricut Explore and then accented the can with sheer ribbon and a paper flower on top.

Of course, you don't have to use a Cricut Explore or any other die-cut machine to do this, there are so many possibilities for embellishing the can but for the purpose of keeping this craft to 15 minutes or less, I decided the Cricut was a timesaver.

Here are the steps I took in making this project:

Here are the supplies and tools I used to make this project:

Tools/Supplies Used:

Empty/Used Aluminum Soda Can (Small/Mini)
Soda Bottle Caps
Hammer, Small
Spray Paint, Krylon, Cover Maxx, Primer, Color: Gray
Spray Paint, Ace, Interior/Exterior, Color: Antique White/Cooler Beige
E6000 Adhesive
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider Gun
Cricut Explore Die-Cut Machine
Cricut Design Space Online Software
Newlyweds Image (#MB9501) from Cricut Cartridge (Library) "The Good Old Days"
Cricut Explore Antiquity Pen Set, Fine Point (Color: Midnight)
Sheer Ribbon, Details & Accessories, 5/8", Off White/Cream
Recollections Paper Flowers, Rolled
Recollections Cardstock Paper, Cream

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