You will need---
- Tin can
- Rusty Twisted Wire
- Drill and bit slightly larger in diameter than the wire
- Metal file
- Wire cutters
- Spray paint suitable for metal
- Spray primer (optional)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paper towel or cotton pad
- Remove any labels and glue from the tin can. Wash and dry.
- With the seam centered in the back, drill a hole in each side about 1/4" from the top edge and opposite on another. File any burrs.
- Wash and dry the can a second time.
- Apply a generous amount of rubbing alcohol to a paper towel or cotton pad and clean the entire outer surface of the can to remove any oil left by your fingers and hands. Failure to do this may cause the paint not to adhere to the can.
- Prime the can following manufacturer's directions. This step is optional, depending upon the type paint you choose.
- Following the manufacturer's instructions, paint the can. Allow to dry thoroughly before handling. We chose a multicolor textured paint that gave us a very nice finish.
- Insert the end of the rusty twisted wire through one of the drilled holes from the outside. Press the wire firmly against the inside of the can. On the outside, bend the wire upward to begin forming the handle.
- Determine the length of the handle, add 1/2" and cut the wire. Repeat step 7 on the other side. Shape the handle as you desire.
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