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Mr. Tin Man

Tin ManDid you know the tin can was first patented on January 19, 1825? Me either, I just recently learned that and that there is a National Tin Can Day in honor of that.  I think that’s pretty neat.

So In celebration of this day I want to share a fun tin can project and a little story about it.

One day while looking out my window at another place I lived at I noticed the neighbor had this really cool tin man hanging in their yard. I was like that’s super cool. I walked across the road to have a closer look. It had different sizes of cans and was put together with wire somehow. It was quite rustic looking since it was rusted some from the weather but I really like it that way.

So I started looking around online on how to go about making one. I found a neat diagram and lots of different photos  of styles in making one. They were really fun looking.

I did get lucky and ended up getting that very rustic tin man one day. It was a thank you gift for keeping an eye on the house as the older lady who lived there was at a nursing home for a while.

I proudly hung up Mr. Tin Man in my yard. I loved it.

Get The Pattern Here 


Cheryl is a true blue Wisconsinite with excellent writer skills, organization and experience. She writes about foods, crafts, product reviews plus anything else that catches her interest. She’s known as CherylFay and Jerzimom out on the web where she writes. You can sample her articles here and find her at Cheryl Fay’s Corner and at The Writer’s Door.

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  1. I had no idea the tin cans were that old!!! Pretty soon two hundred years old! Wow!!!
    Cheryl this is a cute craft idea!! It looks so cute! Thanks for posting the pattern!!

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