Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rustic Tins

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.

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