I might be biased but I do think everything is cuter in miniature including these mini spray paint ornaments. Part of the mini tool tree ornament collection these spray paint cans are fairly simple to make.
I first shared these ornaments last Fall on Instagram:
And they finally made it onto the mini tool tree along with all the other miniature tool ornaments.
Below is the step by step tutorial to make mini spray paint ornaments.
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- 3/4″ round dowel – cut @ 2 1/2″ long
- 1/4″ round dowel – cut @ 3/8″ long
- bench sander
- drill & drill bits
- wood glue
- metallic silver acrylic paint
- white acrylic craft paint
- paint brush
- spray paint can label (free printable here)
- double stick tape
- screw eyes
- fine black Sharpie marker
- bakers twine
Step 1: Cut the 3/4″ circular dowel into 2 1/2″ lengths. Use the side disc portion of a belt sander with the table tilted at 45 degrees and sand off the hard edge of one end.
Step 2: Predrill a 1/4″ hole in the center top portion of the dowel. Apply a dab of wood glue and insert the short piece of 1/4″ dowel into the hole.
Step 3: Paint the top and bottom portion of the can using metallic silver acrylic craft paint. Once dry paint the nozzle portion white.
Step 4: Print out the labels onto regular paper. Trim to fit can and use double stick tape to attach to can.
Step 5: Insert screw eye into upper back portion of can. Make a small dot on the nozzle using a black Sharpie marker. Finally add bakers twine to make a hanger.
SHOP THIS PROJECT:
I packed up all the tools for one tool tree into an inexpensive plastic storage container for easy shipping:
If you’re looking for more mini tool ornaments I’ve posted tutorials for many of these tools below:
mini saw blade
mini paint brush
mini extension cord
mini tape measure