Hot

Sunjoy Gazebo Garden Gazebos

Oatmeal Canister Mini Gazebo

Every time an oatmeal canister gets recycled an angel gets her wings! You probably already use them to store or hold small toy and other things and now there's yet another way you can recycle an oatmeal canister. Make a miniature gazebo as a holiday decoration, a dollhouse accessory or just to set on a shelf.

A small oatmeal canister, a section cut from a Pringles can, or something similar can be used to make the cutest mini gazebo. Cut the bottom section of the can or canister off so that it's a little shorter than you want the finished gazebo to be. Later, you'll put on a roof that will add a few more inches to the height.

Wrap the canister in fabric, glue it in place, and allow to dry. Use an object from around the house, like a square of cardboard, to draw windows on the gazebo. The windows can be square, octagonal or other shapes as long as all the shapes are the same. Draw around the pattern, leaving a space between each shape, and make as many windows as you want. The windows should be large and long so that, when the gazebo is finished, it's nearly all windows with just thin strips of cardboard between them. and, one of the "windows" should be cut much longer so that it becomes the door. Cut out the windows and check to see if you need to apply a little glue, here and there, to keep the decorative paper securely attached around the window cutouts.

Twist a piece of thin cardboard, like from a cereal box, into a cone shape. Tape or glue it to secure. Position the cone on top of the oatmeal canister to create a roof for the gazebo. The roof can be painted or you can use something like tiny beads to cover it.

Cut a strip of cardboard which is long enough to wrap around the oatmeal canister. Cover this strip with fabric or paper that matches or coordinates with the covering on the canister. Wrap the piece around the bottom edge of the gazebo to add interest and finish the raw edge.

There are finishing touches you can add, if you want, to make the gazebo nicer or different. To make a hanger, for instance, leave a tiny hole in the cone shape and attach a loop of cord through it. Use a leftover vinyl tile, or even the slick cover of a notebook, to make a more interesting floor.

Place a tiny Santa or other Christmas object inside the gazebo to make it an ornament. or, set up a miniature scene inside. It can feature miniature people, a table and chairs or other minis. The gazebo is actually very beautiful yet can cost less than a buck to make!


By Emma Salkill - Born in Columbus, Ohio, Emma Salk has traveled the U.S. and parts of the world. She has visited nearly every state in America and now resides in scenic North Carolina. Emma Salk has been published, online, o...  

Next page: Aluminum Gazebo Kits







Receive Our Free Gift





drop shipping


houseplangallery.com



video lesson ipads ipad pete








Recommended Products


my shed plans ideas 4 landscaping

Big Hammer's Do-It-Yourself Deck & Patio Designer



Countryside Gazebos
FREE Build Gazebos Report
Countryside Gazebos
Countryside Gazebos
Countryside Gazebos - Old World, Amish, and country-style gazebos at the best prices




Bookmark/Share This Page:

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US ADD TO DIGG ADD TO FURL ADD TO NEWSVINE ADD TO NETSCAPE ADD TO REDDIT ADD TO STUMBLEUPON ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES ADD TO SQUIDOO ADD TO WINDOWS LIVE ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB ADD TO ASK ADD TO GOOGLE ADD TO MAGNOLIA ADD TO NING ADD TO RAWSUGAR ADD TO SPURL ADD TO TAGTOOGA

  Bookmark and Share


Sunjoy Gazebo News


Tag introduces ostrich burgers, steaks

RAWALPINDI: A new restaurant in Bahria Town is offering ostrich meat for the first time in the twin cities. .#Tag has been set up to give a very cabin-in-the-woods feel with cosy gazebos lined with homely wood furniture. The gazebos are decorated with ...

Read more...


Vandals leave trail of destruction at Warrnambool dog show event

Vandals caused about $4000 damage when they slashed and upended gazebos and stalls at a Warrnambool dog show at the weekend. Lady Bay Kennel Club secretary Rosie Hawkins said up to 20 gazebos were either slashed or trampled on, and grooming tables were ...

Read more...


Gust blows away lunch at Pandy Tudur hedging match

Farmers wives sprang to the rescue when a freak gust blew away two gazebos – and lunch – at the annual Pandy Tudur hedgelaying match. Both gazebos flew into the air before disintegrating as ladies prepared lunch at Bryn-Ibod, Waengoleugoed, St Asaph.

Read more...


Ham Parade Market launch 'Ham Made' label

The Ham Parade Market will pay for licence fees, gazebos, and other practicalities for artisans and craftspeople who can’t afford a full stall, in return they will take 20 per cent of profits to cover costs. Those who participate in the project will also ...

Read more...


ANC's 106th: After the NEC meeting, lips zipped on Zuma’s fate

and dashed across Esplanade Road from the International Convention Centre on the East London beachfront to buy three or four pieces of mainly crisp white clothing from the dozen or so traders there who had set up their gazebos with ANC designer wear and ...

Read more...


Winter’s stark canvas perfect to redraw yard

Drainage from eavestroughs and downspouts Lastly consider where you need shade versus sun. Gazebos can be built in any shape, using a variety of low maintenance materials. Colourful awnings or sun-sails can also be used to make connections with decks and ...

Read more...


Enrichment items serve your spaces

Examples of fabricated tangible items are outdoor furniture, benches, gazebos, pergolas, hammocks, etc. Examples of intangible fabricated items are the sounds made by wind blowing the chimes, the sounds of church bells ringing in the distance, the viewing ...

Read more...


houseplangallery.com