This is how I did it:
I first disassembled the table by unscrewing all the slats from the metal legs. The wood was a bit rotted in places, so when I painted it the red paint really soaked into the wood.
Now, we all know you can never have too many light sets right? I know I can't, but they can get pretty costly and I love to make things so I made my own 4th of July light set.
First I cut stars out of some cleaned soda cans and some plastic containers.
Then I ran them both through my cuddlebug and embossed them with the "stars" cuddlebug folder.
Then I spray painted both sides of the stars. Litterally in 20 minutes I was able to flip them over and paint the other side. This paint dries so fast and it only took one coat each side. Both the soda cans and the plastic took very well to the paint.
|These are the soda can stars
|Soda can stars
After the stars were completely dried, I sanded a bit of the paint off the soda cans to give it a bit of an aged look. The plastic stars I kept as they were; no sanding.
These turned out awesome
I punched a hole in each star with my Crop-a-Dile II right in the center and put them on a string of lights. Don't they look fantastic? I even tried some clear ones and they are ok, but I do love the painted ones
Combination of soda can stars and plastic stars.
Just think of the possibilities for Christmas (trees), Halloween (pumpkins), Valentines Day (Hearts), and the list goes on and on. Wow, I can't wait for the next holiday to come along.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think and tell me which ones you like the best:
Soda Can, Plastic or clear plastic.