Tin Can Tinker

A super fun way to use up recycled tins and add a little Vintage Farmhouse to your garden | Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com
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

A super fun way to use up recycled tins and add a little Vintage Farmhouse to your garden | Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com

Supplies needed:

  • Tin Cans
  • Kraft Adhesive Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Paper Cutter
  • 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.

A super fun way to use up recycled tins and add a little Vintage Farmhouse to your garden | Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com
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.
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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.
A super fun way to use up recycled tins and add a little Vintage Farmhouse to your garden | Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com
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!
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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!
Happy Gardening!
Sigblog


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A super fun way to use up recycled tins and add a little Vintage Farmhouse to your garden | Tin Can Tinker | www.raggedy-bits.com

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14 comments

  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,
    Nina

  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

  5. I love this! You’re so creative! My grandmother used to reuse tin cans by covering them with contact paper and reusing them. This is a great idea to make them pretty and functional!

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