Soda Can Mosaic Heart Plaque
"Don't throw away that pretty soda can, it is easy to cut into pieces and make into a heart shaped mosaic with this step by step tutorial. Your supply list includes some wire snippers, scissors, hot glue, hammer, and some escutcheon pins. If you don't have a wood plaque, you can find them by the dozens at Goodwill. Simply paint the plaque in your colors and decorate with paint pens or some pretty washi tape. Makes a cool Mother's Day Gift."
- wood plaque either used or new from a craft store
- soda can
- hot glue
- scrap paper
- brass escutcheon pins
Rinse can and let dry. Then make a cut on the can rim with the wire cutters and cut a seam down the can with scissors.
cut the can into 1" strips
cut the strips into 1" pieces
cut out a paper heart and make grid lines on it with a 1" rule
put a dab of hot glue on each piece and cover the heart
turn the heart over and cut away the excess so you have the original heart shape
put a dab of hot glue on the back of the heart and place it on your painted plaque
Punch a hole in EACH corner of the 1" pieces.
Place an escutcheon pin in each hole and tap lightly into place