Living in Texas all my life with the Dallas Cowboys as our football team, I can not believe that I haven’t thought of making a Dallas Cowboys tin can pencil holder before.
I have made everything from Texas, grungy, decorative, and chalk paint cans, but never a Dallas Cowboys can.
Diy Dallas Cowboys Tin Can Pencil Holder
First start off with a clean gunk free tin can.
Give the tin can a couple coats of Metallic Acrylic paint. Let dry thoroughly between each coat.
Draw a star on the side of the tin can, then give it two – three coats of navy blue paint. Drying thoroughly between coats.
Next take a small detail brush, some white paint, and then outine the inside of the blue star with a thin white line.
Now lets do some splattering using some white paint, navy blue paint, and a old toothbrush.
Once everything is completely dry I decided to give it a little antiquing with my favorite antiquing medium.
The last step for this super easy tin can project is to give it a coat of mod podge for protection.
Do you like to upcycle tin cans? I do, because:
1. It keeps them out ofthe landfill
2. It’s practically free, because you already have the can
3. You can dazzle them up anyway you want
4. They make great succulent planters, storage for small items, treat cans, and of course a Dallas Cowboys tin can pencil holder.
5. It’s Fun!
6. An “Oh So Easy Craft”
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Metallic, white, and navy blue acrylic paint
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Oops, I have no idea who the Dallas Cowboys are Linda, sorry I had to look it up on google 🙁 We don’t watch football in South Africa, but we do love our Rugby and this would be perfect for all the rugby fans out there. Hope your team wins
Linda @ Mixed Kreations says
LOL, Michelle. That is interesting to know. I thought everyone knew who the Dallas Cowboys were.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
Linda, you are a never ending idea machine! I would never have thought to use a can for something so cool. And you could do this for any sports team, something for any kid’s desk, it might encourage them to put their pencils away instead of leaving them all over. One can dream, right?
The splatter and aging techniques took this over the top. I love it.
Linda @ Mixed Kreations says
Thanks Nikki! Cans do make the perfect pencil holders. This one was for the hubby to use at his new desk job, he took my Texas pencil holder too. Now I need to make me another. LOL
I don’t know why it is so hard for children to put things up. I’m sure if they had a pencil holder they would come as far as laying the pencil beside the holder instead of in it. LOL