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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Shiny Pink Paint Brush Holder

Yesterday I made this paint brush holder out of a beans can which I coloured with alcohol ink.  It is really shiny in real life, more than it looks in the pic.   (A little tip about baked beans cans, for recyling - or for projects like this! - always wash them immediately they are emptied, otherwise they are a devil to wash!)  On this one I added ribbon and a button and tied some matching pink thread through the button holes.

This weekend, my husband and I have been making helping our son make a working model of a canal lock out of balsa wood for his homework.
We haven't quite finished it yet (glue drying) but are hoping that water will rise and fall -and not leak! - in the right places when its finished. My part was helping with the masking and painting, which was quite difficult with my ongoing dodgy eye, but it seems to be looking the part.  Fingers crossed for the rest!  

Hope you've had a good weekend,
Thanks for looking,


Kandi said...

Flipping heck - what complex homework ~ you lot are troupers! I love your can, what a lovely idea. Hope the eye is soon better, your poor thing.
Kandi x

Carmen said...

Love that can!!

Blimey - like Kandi says, complex homework! I wouldn't have known where to start!

qwiksave said...

I must admit I wouldn't have been able to do it if my engineer husband hadn't been there. My husband did quite a bit, but these pictures were for school so we had to show our son more!

It DID work in the practice run, but took ages to fill - just like real locks..

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