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Garden Art forum: October Challenge ~ Create Tin Garden Art

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 1, 2011 3:34 AM CST

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Your challenge, should you decide to accept it, is to create your own unique tin garden art person, animal or object out of cans. No rules (we don't like them much here) so just have fun! You may use one tin can or 20, we really just want you to have some fun. Hurray! Hurray!

Once you've created yours, feel free to inspire us all and post right here. Make as many tin can people or animals as you desire.

This is NOT a contest, just something fun to do this month to celebrate fall! Big Grin

This is the one I made . . . and am now remaking! Hot glue does not work!

Thumb of 2011-10-16/Boopaints/c7fd6d



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Name: Sandi
Wyoming (Zone 3b)
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skellogg
Oct 1, 2011 7:09 AM CST
Those are adorable!! Hurray!
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Oct 1, 2011 9:20 AM CST
Super adorable!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 1, 2011 10:10 AM CST

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Yes, but are you two going to try something?

Brenda, Tony could help! Seriously, can you imagine a huge tin man in your shade garden...maybe with an oil drum as the base? Big Grin
Name: Sandi
Wyoming (Zone 3b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Art Ponds Dog Lover Cat Lover Container Gardener
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skellogg
Oct 1, 2011 11:23 AM CST
I might try one, who knows Hilarious! Hilarious! I just posted my wreaths that I did yesterday in the wreath thread. Takes me a while to catch up Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Charleen
B'ville, Ga. Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Oct 1, 2011 12:50 PM CST
So, where do I look for Tincan critters?? Google it.
Name: Sandi
Wyoming (Zone 3b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Art Ponds Dog Lover Cat Lover Container Gardener
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skellogg
Oct 1, 2011 2:51 PM CST
Kinda tried googling it, but didn't come up with much so far. Will dig a little deeper when I have more time
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 1, 2011 7:17 PM CST

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I'll set up some links tomorrow....taking my last midterm on line (writing essay part) and will be finished with midterms except for one class in a week.

Really, if there is something you want to make (like a dog) you can use a large can for his body...smaller ones for the 2 legs...medium for his head etc.
Name: Charleen
B'ville, Ga. Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 1, 2011 7:21 PM CST
http://www.hobbylobby.com/assets/pdf/project_inspiration/pro...
Here is a link I found. Hobby lobby
Name: CJ
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Oct 1, 2011 8:11 PM CST
I like this one - very original.

http://www.cherrybombed.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Helmu...
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 1, 2011 9:15 PM CST

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good going....I know you are all going to come up with something super fun! Big Grin

ALSO: Save cans for Sharon's nutcracker project for us....it will be the November challenge!!! Cans cans everywhere!!!! I've got a big box of small ones and a few medium sized ones.
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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Oct 2, 2011 1:07 AM CST
Oh my goodness, I LOVE the tin man in your link, Charleen! Becky, we're off on vacation on Monday, but maybe when we get back I might try that one. I seem to need the exact directions like on Charleen's link. Also, when my son was little, he was the most adorable Tin Man for Halloween one year... I am suddenly inspired!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 2, 2011 1:25 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina
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vic
Oct 2, 2011 4:35 AM CST

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Great link Charleen - Thanks!

CJ, I couldn't get yours to work Confused

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Name: Charleen
B'ville, Ga. Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Oct 2, 2011 6:40 AM CST
Me neither and I was hoping to see a dog tincan critter.
Name: CJ
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
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AlwaysWeeding
Oct 2, 2011 9:34 AM CST
Not a dog, just cute!
good it didn't work. A search for it again produced INSTRUCTIONS!
http://www.mudcat.org/kids/drums.cfm

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 2, 2011 12:32 PM CST

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oh my gosh...that drum set is too cute. Big Grin

You can create anything out of CANS everyone!

REMEMBER: \We are a no rules forum when it comes to creating garden art!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 2, 2011 12:37 PM CST

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I just checked out Charleen's link to the tin man.......it's PERFECT for anyone wanting to make him! Hurray! Hurray! Thanks friend for posting that!!!

I think what makes the tin man charming is the rust and weather will do that quickly. I will water my tin garden art daily in order to speed the rustiness. Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Oct 2, 2011 3:02 PM CST

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I've got creativity on my mind this afternoon. Guess I'm gearing up for the big acorn fight! Big Grin

The thread "announcing the big acorn fight" in Site Talk forum

II wish I had a workshop and the time to spend in it! Whistling Hilarious! There is so much to do with tin can.

Here is a favorite.

Thumb of 2011-10-02/Boopaints/874eea

A gardener/artist named Eve created this tin can wall planter. She has posted how to instructions on her web site which is:

http://oursquarefootgarden.blogspot.com/2008/08/silent-sunda...
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina
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vic
Oct 2, 2011 4:36 PM CST

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Oh Becky - these are totally cool pics Hurray! Hurray!

I have two cans saved Rolling on the floor laughing
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