Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tutorial: Make a purse out of a can of soup

I'm not much of a craft blogger, but tonight I made a craft, and I thought if you wanted to make it, too, you'd probably need a tutorial. The photography is blurry and poorly lit and not very helpful.

You will need:

  • Large can of Campbell's Tomato Soup 
  • Fancy special can opener that removes lids without creating sharp edges 
  • Ribbon, in a color and length that pleases you (I used black, because of the rest of my outfit was black, but you could reasonably go with red, white, gold, or possibly something else, but that seems crazy.)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Glue for said gun 
  • Dishtowel
  • Water
  • Bread 
  • Cheese 
  • Butter 
  • Saucepan 
  • Frying pan
 First, open your can. Save the lid.

Put the soup in a pot with a canful of water; heat it while you make grilled cheese sandwiches. You are probably hungry and it makes no sense to waste perfectly good soup. Yum!

Clean the inside of the can thoroughly, being careful of the label, because that's what you buy that fancy name-brand soup for in the first place. A fastidious person might remove the label first and glue it back on later.

Dry the can thoroughly.

On the back of the can, create a hinge by gluing a small piece of ribbon to the inside of the can and the inside of the lid, ensuring that the lid and can fit together properly.

On the front of the can, glue a small tab of ribbon to the outside of the lid for easier opening. If you wanted to get bonkers with this, you could add a dot of velcro to the outside front of the can and the underside of the tab, so it would stay closed.

Measure the ribbon against your body and add an inch or so. Fold and glue each end.

Glue each end to a side of the can, and voilĂ !

Soup can purse!

Are you ready to take this to the next level?

I thought you might be.

Use this tutorial to make yourself a horn. (You really only need to watch the first minute and 50 seconds or so.)

Use this tutorial to make yourself an Andy Warhol costume. (Hint: Betsy Ross wigs were very cheap at my local iParty, and easily trimmed.)

Put 'em all together and voilĂ !

Andy Narwhal!


Joe said...

You know, I was already feeling pretty damn good this morning after the Sox took the World Series last night.
But this kinda made my day, and not because I need a new purse.
You're a riot, CMC.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Aw, shucks, thanks, Joe. I will say I had a damn good time with it.