Cut a piece of construction
paper to wrap around the can. Mark the point where
the end overlaps. This will be your can diameter.
Unroll the paper and place flat on table.
Align popsicle or craft
sticks from the edge of the paper to the line, going
over if you fall short. Align the ends of the popsicle
sticks and use a long piece of Scotch tape to hold
together. Flip over.
Line 2 sets of sticks
side by side a distance equal to the width of the
can. Tape each set together. This will be the roof
Take 4 sticks and slightly
break the top ends to bend over. Tape or glue together
in sets of 2. These will be the roof trusses.
Mix a very small amount
of each color paint with a larger amount of water.
Gently brush on the brown "wash" and let
dry. Use the blue wash to "antique" the
ends of the sticks. Allow to dry completely.
Cut a piece of cereal
box or similar paperboard to fit under the roof sides.
Bend in half and glue each roof side to a folded side
Glue the long strip
of sticks to the outside of the can. This may take
some time to dry, so you may need to put a few rubberbands
around the can to hold it.
When glue is dry, attach
the roof trusses to opposite sides of the inside of
the can, folds up. Use duct tape to hold them to the
inside of the can. Gently fold the roof to match the
angle of the bended sticks and glue in place. Allow
to dry completely before moving.
Voila! You're done!
Fill your wishing well with dried or artificial flowers,
potpourri, or colored scraps of fabric or felt. Adorn
the outside of the well with fabric hearts or other
**To make the vine
pictured above, simply cut heart shapes from a piece
of craft felt and thread them onto a green pipe cleaner!