Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Think PINK!!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so in honor of that and the upcoming Halloween, here is a craft for you to make...simple and inexpensive!!!

Items needed:

  • 3 old soup cans.....I used the larger cans from tomatoes.  (We made homemade tomato soup....and I got the plum tomato cans to use as a craft!)
  • Drill with a drill bit of 1/8th inch
  • Sharpie
  • Spray Paint (I used PINK, of course!!!)
  • 3 small LED battery lights.

  1. Empty and clean your old cans.
  2. With the Sharpie Markie draw your design onto the can (don't worry about mistakes, even the pink paint covered it up!!!)
  3. Then take the drill and drill holes along your design.  It was simple to do, just go slowly and watch how hard you press.  My cans were very stiff, so I wasn't worried about crushing them.  IF you use a thin can, you can freeze water into the can before drilling to hold it's shape.
  4. Once the design was drilled out, then I just painted the cans.  I chose to paint mine PINK with the "Trick or Treat" saying for two October needs, but you can paint them black for Halloween, or put a different saying on your cans!
  5. Once dry, I just placed the battery operated lights in them for the evening lights!  SIMPLE!!!

Here is another of my new favorite October traditions....a PINK pumpkin.  A VERY dear friend surprised a few of us last year by leaving a PINK pumpkin on our door steps with no note or anything as to whom it was from.  It was a mystery to figure out who did it.  Well I have since moved, but I loved my PINK pumpkin SO much last year that I painted a new one for myself this year!!!  

So much fun and very festive!!!  I really do LOVE the PINK!!!

I challenge you to put a PINK smile on your friends faces by quietly painting PINK pumpkins and delivering to their doors.  It will put a smile onto their faces and give them a little October mystery to wonder about!!!  I love the fun!!!


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