Since I'm taking a mini break from rehabbing furniture (just until Christmas is over), I've been working on some smaller projects. I've accumulated quite a few tins over the years and they're great for storage so I couldn't bring myself to throw them out. So, what do you do when you want to give new life to something that's seen better days? Upcycle!
I gave them a couple of coats of primer, then used a dark wax to antique them. I was able to print some graphics in black from thegraphicsfairy directly onto the burlap. Then I used Mod Podge to adhere the burlap to the tin and hot glue for the jute tie.
For some reason, my inkjet printer didn't like the red burlap - maybe because it's more loosely woven - and the graphics in white just wouldn't print. It's times like this that my Silhouette Cameo comes in handy, so I used it to cut stencils to use on the red burlap.
It was a fun project and I loved the challenge! The tins are available in my space at Fortunato Court, 21 Main St., Sturbridge MA.