Saturday, July 28, 2012

Clothespins on a tuna can

It's the end of July and I am already starting to get excited about next school year. It is a problem that I have - always being prepared for something at least four-six weeks in the future. I have been out shopping and picking up little things here and there for the classroom as I see them. I have posted some of those finds on my Facebook page, but should also incorporate those into a blog post here.

Anyway, I was scrolling through my feed today when I came across an awesome and simple project shared by a couple of my friends. The photograph is not mine and I have not yet tried to make it. So, I am just going to share a link to it here.

All you have to do is clean out a can of tuna. Take wooden clothespins that you pinch, and line them around the edges. Many of us already do something similar on our practical life shelf, anyway. And voila! You have a simple, yet awesome craft that even your youngest kids can do.

In the picture, they have it as either a small pot for plants or even a candle holder. (Put a small pot inside the can or use a glass candle holder.) It is beautiful and would work well in just about any decor. They are also very easily decorated.

I've already sent it to some of my coworkers and look forward to using it this school year!

Have you come across any other fun craft/gift ideas? Please share them with us!