DIY Tin Can Vase | love my simple home

DIY Tin Can Vase

February 18, 2016

Hey, friends, I'm glad you stopped by!  I want to let you in on a little secret......I love tin cans!  I use them in my workroom to hold paint brushes, scissors, pencils, glue sticks and so much more.

Tin cans are made to hold liquid, so they are perfect to use as a vase.  Today I want to show you how I used two tin cans to make one vase with an antique finish.

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This is how I turned two into one

BEFORE:
I started with Two Empty Soup Cans

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A Basic Can Opener is the only tool I used for this project.

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I took the bottom off one of the cans with the can opener

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Now I have a cylinder

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 I used LIQUID NAIL ADHESIVE to join the two cans together.

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Now it is one tall vase

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To give it an antique look...I used a foam brush and gave it several coats of black craft paint.  I mixed and layered different craft paint colors.  I used: black, burnt umber, turquoise & gold metallic craft paint.

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I made stencils by cutting numbers off a tag. (The kind you get when you service your car)  I painted the back of the numbers gray and pressed them on the can and peeled them off.  I used a thin paintbrush to fill in the empty spaces.

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I love how the cotton spray stems look in the vase!!  The stems come in a set of three and you can purchase them at  Wayfair.com.



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