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Make a patchwork tin star

I have been looking for ways to use up my collection of aluminium cold drink cans and decided to make a patchwork star using the cans. I think the patchwork tin star came out great and will definitely be making more.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

Aluminium cans (any type)
Offcut of timber or board
Craft knife and cutting mat
Steel rule and pencil
Staple gun and staples OR hammer and nails

HERE'S HOW:

Draw out the shape for your star with the steel rule and pencil. You don't have to make a star, you can make any shape you want.

Use a jigsaw and clean-cut blade to cut out the star shape. Clamp the board to a workbench and cut out in sections.

Cut the top and bottom off the cans using a Dremel Multitool and cutting disk. Wear goggles when cutting aluminium or steel. Clamp the can to a workbench so that it does not move around as you cut.

Aluminium cans are very thin and you can do the rest of the cutting with a sharp craft or Stanley knife. Do have the sheet on a cutting board or cutting mat.

Here you can see that I cut out some shapes that fit onto the star points, as well as some random pieces for here and there.

Use a stapler along the edge to secure to the star board. You could also use nails and a hammer. I like the staples as it adds to the patchwork effect.

 

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