Decorated Tin Cans

Decorated Tin Can

I have been using some empty tin cans as storage for pens and paintbrushes for a while, with the intention of decorating them . But they have been sitting on my desk in their bare metal state for far too long!

You will need-
-Empty, clean and dry tin cans
-Spray Paint. I’m using Plasti-kote Fast Dry Enamel in Sky Blue
-Washi Tape. I’m using the Retro Check 15mm one from the Riverbank Rebels range at Trimcraft.
-Newspaper (to paint on)

Decorated Tin Can

1.Remove any labels from your tin can and wash in hot soapy water. Try to remove any glue (you can also use nail varnish remover or white spirit to get rid of any stubborn  bits). Leave to dry.

2. Lay out newspaper in a ventilated area, or outside and shake your paint to mix it. Spray in 2 or 3 light coats. I used a scrunched up roll of newspaper to hold my can as I painted it too!

3.Once dry, attach your washi tape or ribbon to decorate!

Decorated Tin Can

Decorated Tin Can

You don’t have to go bright and colourful; why not try something in pale cream with a crochet effect tape?

Tell your friends!

One thought on “Decorated Tin Cans

  • May 7, 2014 at 6:19 pm
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    Emma! They're great! I've been collecting tins with the very intention of doing something fun and creative with them for storage….however they are currently being used in their sad and sorry state of bareness with remnants of labels….you put me to shame! But you have also inspired me to get the spray paint out! 🙂

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