Rooster Motif Kitchen Canisters
Old style assembly of the kitchen canisters.
Cut all pieces and follow black guide lines on long
you are unsure of yourself and want a practice piece
first, merely trace the unit on plain paper before
cutting pieces. Make a practice unit with the plain
Fold tabs and canister lip linings. See "Ann's Tool
Box" tutorial to see how to make a "folding device"
like the one in the photo here.
Get a good curve on each piece by wrapping tightly
on a slender cylindrical item. In this case I used a
slender paint brush handle. This keeps sharp corners
from occurring during assembly.
Glue the side tabs on both the canister cylinders
and the lid cylinders. Allow to dry thoroughly.
5. Here you see I
use a pair of tweezers to get a good clean bond.
Glue down the lip lining panels. Press firmly with
tweezers in order to get a nice flat and thin edge.
7. Glue the bottoms on
each canister. I place glue on the bottom circle
rather than the tabs. The yellow side is placed
upwards. This makes an uneven edge less noticeable.
Trim if required
8. Glue the canister
tops on each canister. Again, place the glue to the
top rather than the tabs. The decorations should be
positioned right and left, and the canister lid's
seam should run up the back.
9. Place a small dot of
glue to the middle of the canister lid. Use tweezers
to drop a black bead into position as a lid handle.
10. Here is how the
finished canister should look.