Create these USA Punched Cans the easy way with cardstock instead of tin!
Disclosure: I was provided with these materials to use from American Crafts. All opinions and ideas expressed are 100% my own.
And I do believe 110% that glitter should be used with all holiday crafts!
Now, I may say this for every holiday when it rolls around, so take that statement with a grain of salt, but I do love working with red, white, and blue and creating crafts to show off our patriotism.
This faux punched cans project is a perfect example!
It’s simple, patriotic, and uses my favorite holiday additive: glitter!
To make the cans you can cut the cardstock to any size you want. I went with 7″x12″.
(The pile on the left.)
I made a template for my letters on the computer using the basic Times New Roman font.
You can download the file I used here.
I trimmed the printout to be 7 inches tall to match the height of the cardboard then cut to separate the letters.
If you use different dimensions then you can resize the file to fit your needs.
Center the letters face down on the back of the corrugated glitter cardboard and tape them down with masking tape.
If you have ever scrapbooked or do any sort of paper crafting then you probably have an eyelet setter.
I have an old kit from back in the day, but there are some fancier new ones that don’t require hammering and they are fairly inexpensive and good to have in your craft stash.
Using the letters as a guide, begin punching holes through the paper and cardstock using the eyelet setter.
I spaced my holes approximately 1/4″ apart.
I’m keeping my template for future use since I have a feeling I will have family members who will want some of these!
Roll the cardstock into a cylinder and staple the ends together.
I added American Crafts glitter tape to each of my cans.
I love how festive these USA Punched Cans look!
I do believe these are headed for my mantel.
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