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.
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!)
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: