I have been itching to make some things to put in my garden to give it some Vintage Farmhouse Charm and in my typical usual hoarding ways, I had been collecting tins … EVERYTHING gets a repurpose in my house! Sharing how a bit of a Tin Can Tinker can add some Vintage charm to your garden in one day!
Tin Can Tinker
Kraft Adhesive Paper
Antique Seed Printables – I found these adorable ones over at Knick of Time
Distress Ink Optional
Step 1 – Using Microsoft Publisher I adjusted the labels to the size of the cans. Then sent them to print onto the kraft paper ensuring that you have put the paper in according to your printer. For example, I had to put the paper in face down in order to get it to print on the correct side of the paper.
Step 2 – Cut the labels down to size using your cutter. The using your distress ink go around the outside of the labels to give them a nice aged look.
Step 3 – Removing the backing and attached the labels to the tins and using my thumb I burnished the labels to the tins in a circular motion. This gets rid of any air bubbles.
Step 4 -Give the tins a coat of mod podge to seal against any moisture. Once the tins are dry, using a hammer and a small size nail, hammer a few holes in the bottom of the tins to allow drainage.
Step 5 – Add some plants like these sweet pansies. These sure would have to be one of my favourite flowers! Their little faces fill my heart with such warmth. Even though it’s a chilly 3 degrees outside at the moment!
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!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by! I have been known to take old things, make them new and collect Vintage Farmhouse goodies along the way! Sharing tips on making your house a home on a budget through DIY~ing and easy recipes. Be sure to leave a comment as I truly love hearing from you!