PIC­NIC GAR­NISHES

Make it a ca­sual af­fair to re­mem­ber when you up­cy­cle scraps from around the house.

Country Sampler's Prairie Style - - Contents - PHO­TOGRAPHED BY Lu Tapp. STYLED BY Sun­day Hen­drick­son. PROJECT DE­SIGNED BY El­yse Ma­jor.

Make it a ca­sual af­fair to re­mem­ber when you up­cy­cle scraps from around the house.

ake it TIN CAN cad­dies SERVE UP STYLE WITH FAB­RIC­COV­ERED CON­TAIN­ERS.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Tin cans

Cot­ton fab­ric

Pen­cil

Scis­sors

White glue

Wa­ter

Paint­brush

HOW TO 1. Col­lect old food cans

from the re­cy­cling, and give them a good wash. If there are any sharp edges or snags, use nee­dle-nose pli­ers to twist them off or pinch them flat.

2. Se­lect some fab­ric—

this is a great project to use up scraps, es­pe­cially ones with a square or striped pat­tern, as they make it easy to line up the fab­ric when you’re ap­ply­ing it to a curved sur­face. Iron the fab­ric flat, if needed. Then, lay the can on the fab­ric, and roll it while mark­ing a pen­cil line at the top and bot­tom as well as at the stop and start points for the can to make a full revo­lu­tion. Add a half-inch to that width mea­sure­ment, and cut out the fab­ric.

3. Paint the can with white glue, and ap­ply the fab­ric, repo­si­tion­ing it as you go to en­sure a good fit. Fold over the ex­tra fab­ric at the end to cre­ate a fin­ished seam, and se­cure it with as much glue as needed to help it lay flat. Leave to dry.

mix equal parts white glue and wa­ter, and then paint this mix­ture over the fab­ric to give it a more durable, lightly lam­i­nated-feel­ing fin­ish. Use cans to cor­ral cut­lery, flow­ers or any other pic­nic essen­tials.

4. In a small bowl,

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