Tin Can Tinker

I have been itching to make some things to put in my garden to give it a bit of Vintageness and in my typical usual hording ways I had been collecting tins …. EVERYTHING can be re purposed in my house!! LOL!! 
DIY Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com
I went onto one of my many favorite blogs Knick of Time to find these great Antique Seed printables. Using Microsoft Publisher I adjusted the labels to the size of the cans, then sent them to print. I printed them onto Kraft adhesive paper.
DIY Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com
Once they were printed I cut them to size and using my distress ink I went around the outside of the labels to give them a nice aged look. 
DIY Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com
After removing the backing I attached them to the tins and using my thumb I burnished the labels to the tins in a circular motion.
This also got rid of any air bubbles.
I then gave them a coat of mod podge to seal against any moisture. Once the tins were dry , using a hammer and a small size nail I hammered a few holes in the bottom of the tins to allow drainage.
DIY Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com
I then added these sweet pansies which would have to be one of my favorite flowers! Their little faces fill my heart with warmth even though it’s a chilly 3 degrees outside at the moment! 
DIY Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.co
While I was waiting for the mod podge to dry, I painted up these two terracotta pots, lightly distressed the numbers and then sealed them. Then added these little sweeties!

Now I can go out and enjoy a little tiny part of my garden while the rest of the garden is a work in progress!
Happy Gardening!

Warm Raggedy Blessings,

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  1. I'm dropping by from the French Country Cottage link party. These are absolutely darling! And I love the printable that you put on the cans. (I've never heard of Knick of Time…I'm going to scurry over there when I'm finished here.)

    I have a link party that I'm trying to grow. I invite you to share this wonderful idea (and a couple of other ones) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. I'm sure my readers would love this project as much as I do! It's at http://grandmaideas.com.

    The link up goes from Wednesday through Friday at midnight Mountain Daylight Time. I know that there isn't much time left for this link party. If you can't make it, please drop by for the one next week. I look forward to seeing you there.

    All the best,

  2. Hi Sam! I wanted to tell you how much I love this project – so much in fact that I am featuring it this week at The Creative Circle link party! I also have to tell you how jealous I am that you get to live in the beautiful Blue Mountains! I lived in Australia for 6 months in college, attending the University of Queensland in Brisbane, but I had a chance to travel all over – and the Blue Mountains were one of my favorite destinations!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Creative Circle, and I hope you'll come party with us again so that we can see what else you've been up to!

    -Angela, Blue i Style

  3. what a sweet little garden! Pansies are the most adorable flowers for sure and those tin can planters are too lovely! Great idea on covering them with the 'aged' seed labels! appreciate your sharing with us at the creative challenge!

  4. Hi Angela! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm sorry that I have only just seen your sweet comment! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here in Australia! Its quite cold here at the moment and we have actually experienced snow again for the 2nd time this winter!!!

    Thank you so much for featuring my project!! 🙂 xx

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