I let it dry
then took acrylic paint (dark red, dark blue, brown and cream)
painted the lid and stripe around the hat blue.
I gave it a couple coats
I took paint stir stick to measure out stripes,
then sponge painted on stars.
I touched up some of the rough edges with blue paint–although not perfect-It’s not a big deal!
Then I added red stripes
and painted the top blue.
When it was all done, again I used hair dryer to finish it off.
Next, i “grunged it up” with brown paint,
I cut hole on top for container–I used coffee can without a label.
and glued Styrofoam to top..
and then gathered my various thrift store finds…candles, fans, flags, bows and curling ribbon.
First, I hot-glued tooth picks to fans so I could stick them in the foam…
putting them in…
then I made curling ribbon fastened to toothpicks.
I made a whole bunch!
Then I glued paper onto the foam
I took the can and placed it in the center…
And, its all done! I just added the bow.
I can store it for next year too.
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