FAST TIP FRIDAY ~ How We Now Use Pet Food Cans

Last week’s “Fast Tip Friday” was a little more serious, but this week it is something fun and crafty – about how to use pet food cans!

Admittedly, at first we thought it was “CAT-astrophic” to suddenly have a cat, and still do (seriously, “Micky Mouth” is an almost non-stop chatterbox), but now every time he gets fed, I, (at least) feel a little bit better.  There are actually some cool things to do with the cans! :-)

Plant Markers (from the lid tops)

Now I don’t know how long these will last in the weather yet, but they are so easy.  Just use a permanent marker to write the plant name, bend back the tab (assuming you are using pull-tab cans), and put a stick through it. (even a branch works) Or you can stick it directly in the dirt if it’s not the pull-tab type.

Slug Pools

Well, not exactly for swimming, but for uh… you know; helping slugs go to sleepy-by.  Insert cans flush with the dirt around your garden plants, and fill 3/4 with beer.  Do you think they go happy?  (True, there’s no picture to show here. Drunk slugs are not a pretty sight!)

Tree Faces

Meet “Asher the Ash Tree.”  Asher in Jewish history is the 8th son of patriarch Jacob and means, “Happy & Blessed.”  He is also one of several tree personalities you may meet here someday if you visit! :-)

For Asher’s face I simply pinched the cat food cans together into shapes, and attached with small nails.  For the eyes: permanent marker on cracked egg shells.

That’s it for today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s “Friday Fast Tip.”  :-)

Until next time…


P.S. I wonder what Asher will see in the days ahead.  If it’s anything like what this tree sees… Wow:

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    • Anonymous on June 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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    Just learned about how much slugs love beer. That’s how I wanna go…drown in beer. A soldier’s death. :)

  1. You drove nails in Asher? You know Deuteronomy prohibits tattoos and body piercings, right?!? Hahahaha! You forgot catfood cans make great Minion’s goggles too! o-o

      • Pamela on July 3, 2017 at 6:42 am
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