Are you wishing for a little warmth right now in the middle of the winter? Don’t get me wrong, I love to watch the snowflakes falling. What I miss are the colors of summer. I decided to create a little beauty in my life to cheer me up.
I saw this post a while back and decided now is the time to try it out. What you need to do is save up some tops of cans, like in beans, tuna, etc. If you have some beach glass, half marbles, small sea shells, beads, and old jewelry trinkets, gather them up. We’ll need some silver spray paint, E-6000 glue, and last but not least, a sign marker stand.
Let’s Begin the Process of Making Garden Art!
To begin we will spray paint the tops of the aluminum cans. Let them dry while we create designs for our garden art. I chose to create a flower-looking design. You may want an asymmetrical design. Let your imagination run wild!
After the spray paint dries, if you add the spray paint in even applications, this could take only a couple of minutes. I chose to use only one coat. Open the E-6000 glue and squoosh out from the bottom of the tube first, or it will constantly be dribbling out. Sorry, if I am being too bossy here, but I haven’t used this glue in a while, and I was making a mess. Disregard me if you use this all the time.
Next, put some glue on each piece as you go and hold it in place for a little while. My pieces were feisty. If they are heavy, space them in towards the middle more. I used a glass jar full of some Ghee to hold my pieces down overnight before I put the flat marble in the middle.
Lastly, after waiting overnight or a couple of hours, glue the whole piece onto the metal rings on the sign holder
While the paint drys you can begin to figure out a design you enjoy. I tried several ways to make the art more interesting.
Gluing on The Pieces
Drying Process for the Garden Art
Now let the two flowers dry overnight or for a couple of hours. I let mine dry overnight because it is so humid where I live. Then once, it’s dry, we can glue the two can lids to the circular part of the sign stakes.
Now you are finished, except for waiting for that last part to dry, where I used a piece of wax paper underneath, so it wouldn’t stick to the table. You could even decorate the other side for a dual piece of artwork if you so desire.
- 2 sizes of aluminum can lids
- Silver spray paint (if desired)
- Flat marbles, sea shells, sea glass, pearls, large beads, or pieces of old jewelry
- E-6000 glue
- Sign Holder (from a hardward store)
- First spray paint the tops of the aluminum cans and let dry
- Figure out a design
- Once the can lids are dry, you can use the E-6000 to glue your favorite pieces on to create a flower of sorts
- Let each piece dry for several hours or overnight
- Lastly, glue each can lid to one of the circles on the sign holder.
- Let dry overnight
- Find a place in your garden to showcase your artwork!
Watch the YouTube video here.
Thanks for coming along on our journey to put a little color in our lives! Hope you enjoyed creating some art with us!
Do You have any garden art in your yard? Have you created the art yourself or purchased it? Do you use any unique containers that are art in themselves? Share with us down below!