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Renewed Coffee Can


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Design by: Shayshay (3 Projects)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Modern Trendy Masculine Gifts Clean & Simple Vinyl

For this project I took an old unattractive coffee can and made it match my decor. I used only materials from my stash so I enhanced the images further with the Cricut Pens and an ultra fine tip marker. I used the Explore and relished the ease in cutting with the easy set dial, changing the settings between material changes was a breeze ( and just that fast). I used old vinyl, adhesive glittered paper, and some newer vinyl that was only four years old. The small letters cut perfectly but I needed to slow down when removing them from the transfer tape.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Vinyl
  • Adhesive Glittered Cardstock
  • Cricut Pens
  • Ultra Fine Tip Marker
  • Cricut Tool KIt

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

: First remove the old cover and use as a template..you can cut the can cover on the 12x24 mat- this can is 13" in diameter, I found it easier to lay the old plastic film on the vinyl and cut; I used the corner section on the vinyl to "cheat" half the cuts
: use a dishcloth to burnish the covering just made while peeling only a small section away at a time...save the paper backing for later separate the cut images from each other in large loose cuts ie... the bag top away from the accent beans. and word away from the base..
: burnish the bag background to the can, again pealing the paper backing away slowly..
: when removing the bag top from the paper backing use your fine tip poker to hold down the tiny cuts- now burnish this to the image...
: peel the waste vinyl away from the accent beans and the wording
: cut out two rectangles of transfer tape, use the paper backing you saved from the beginning to help you keep your transfer tape clean..
: using the transfer tape attach the beans and the wording ( two separate sections) being VERY careful removing the tape, use your poker to save a headache..
: now that your project looks so cute and you are proud of yourself you can further embellish the image...
:use the Gold pen to draw lines down the sides and QUICKLY streak them towards the center with your finger or cloth. The Silver Marker that came with the Explore is a great choice to highlight the beans, and a fine tip marker will fill in the creases and make your beans pop.

Step 1

: First remove the old cover and use as a template..you can cut the can cover on the 12x24 mat- this can is 13" in diameter, I found it easier to lay the old plastic film on the vinyl and cut; I used the corner section on the vinyl to "cheat" half the cuts
: use a dishcloth to burnish the covering just made while peeling only a small section away at a time...save the paper backing for later separate the cut images from each other in large loose cuts ie... the bag top away from the accent beans. and word away from the base..

Step 2

: burnish the bag background to the can, again pealing the paper backing away slowly..

Step 3

: when removing the bag top from the paper backing use your fine tip poker to hold down the tiny cuts- now burnish this to the image...

Step 4

: peel the waste vinyl away from the accent beans and the wording
: cut out two rectangles of transfer tape, use the paper backing you saved from the beginning to help you keep your transfer tape clean..
: using the transfer tape attach the beans and the wording ( two separate sections) being VERY careful removing the tape, use your poker to save a headache..

Step 5

: now that your project looks so cute and you are proud of yourself you can further embellish the image...
:use the Gold pen to draw lines down the sides and QUICKLY streak them towards the center with your finger or cloth. The Silver Marker that came with the Explore is a great choice to highlight the beans, and a fine tip marker will fill in the creases and make your beans pop.

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