Giant Hairspray Can Prop!




Introduction: Giant Hairspray Can Prop!

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I was asked to create a pair of giant hairspray cans for a pop up cinema company, so I thought I would share my process with you all. I created a three minute DIY video as linked above, or you can continue here for the full written/picture instructions!


Step 1: You Will Need:

  1. A sheet of foam, the size is dependable on how big you want to make your can.
  2. A flower pot
  3. Pva Glue
  4. Contact Adhesive
  5. Silver Spray Paint
  6. Blue Paper
  7. Pink Paper
  8. White Paper
  9. Foam Noodles
  10. Scissors

Step 2: Step 1 & 2

Fold the foam into a cylindrical shape and using contact adhesive glue the edges together.

Follow all instructions on your glue.

Step 3: Step 3

Using contact adhesive glue the foam noodles to the bottom and top of the rim of the cans.

Step 4: Step 4

Cut a circle out of foam that is larger in diameter than the hole of the can.

Step 5: Step 5

From the center of the circle draw and cut out a triangle.

Step 6: Step 6

Using contact adhesive, glue the edges of the circle together to form a cone.

Step 7: Step 7

Using contact adhesive, glue the cone to the inside of the can with the tip pointing outwards.

Step 8: Step 8

Using silver spray paint, paint the outside of the flower pot silver.

Step 9: Step 9

Cut a slice from a foam noodle, then using pva or hot glue, glue the slice to the pot to make it look more like a can nozzle.

Step 10: Step 10

Attach the flower pot to the top of the cone using hot glue or PVA. Then spray paint the cone, foam noodles and the top and bottom quarter of the can, the middle will be covered so there is no need to paint it.

Step 11: Step 11

Using card or paper, create a label. I copied the "Ultra Clutch" Logo from Hairspray. You design the can anyway you wish. Then using pva and duct tape I secured the label to the can.

Step 12: Done!

Hope you enjoyed!

Don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have them!


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    6 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago on Introduction


    Love your craft work! I wanted to know what you used to decorate the whole bottle ?


    2 years ago

    how tall are they we have an art show and we're making spray paint cans.


    2 years ago

    Where did you buy the Sheets of Foam? We are looking to make these for a Hairspray performance. How tall are the ones pictured? We would love to make them at least 5 ft Tall if possible.


    2 years ago

    I love these cans! Where did you get the large paper for the label? Did you paint it or get it printed somewhere?


    4 years ago

    Cool instructable!

    Lady Pops
    Lady Pops

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you! xxx