I remember making this pen holder tin as a Father’s Day gift for my Dad when I was in the first grade. I’ve been waiting for Griff to get big enough to replicate it for my Dear Husband.
Here’s what you will need:
1 tin can
brown shoe polish
Cover the tin with the masking tape. The more layers and texture the better.
Make sure every shiny space is covered.
Next, you buff the masking tape with brown shoe polish. It’s funny how your memory leaves out certain things or maybe it’s just how times have changed. I really don’t remember the shoe polish being so stinky. Warning – I am not sure how good the fumes are to breath, but this is for the sake of the project (I do recommend gloves).
Once the masking tape is all covered, let it dry. It takes about 24 hours. The finished project does not stink and is really cute. Griff was very proud to give this project to his Dad.
Dad loved it.