I love decorating projects where I can reuse something that I already have in my house. Tin cans, we go through plenty. I find that it is very easy to covert them into vases or general decorative pieces inexpensively. Today, I will show you the simple steps to make your tin cans into vases that can form a centerpiece or display for your mantle.
3 Approx. 16 oz clean Tin Cans with lids removed
1 Tube of Yellow Acrylic Paint
1 Tube of Orange Acrylic Paint
A Couple of Small Art Paintbrushes
1 Small Leaf Stencil or other Fall-Themed Stencil
Small Bouquet of Loose Flowers
Paint two tin cans with the Yellow Acrylic Paint. Rinse brush and paint other tin can with Orange Acrylic Paint.
Allow to dry for 30 to 45 minutes and then apply a second coat to each tin can. With the yellow cans, you will end up with a bit of an industrial look with hints of tin’s metallic surface peeking through. For a high gloss, highly finished look, you may wish to swap spray paint for the acrylic paint.
Allow to dry for 30 to 45 minutes again, and then place and hold Stencil in center of front of orange can as you fill in with yellow paint.
Once all dry, you can fill the tin can vases with assorted flowers from a loose bouquet. Arrange as centerpiece or on mantle as easy fall decoration and enjoy.
Need a tasty fall treat? Whip up some Three Ingredient Pumpkin Custard.