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Dollar Tree Flower Tin Makeover

 

Dollar Tree Flower Tin Makeover

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I’m really loving how this Dollar Tree Tin Makeover turned out! I wanted it to have a vintage farmhouse feel.. is that a thing? LOL. Anyways, I accomplished the look I was going for and it really wasn’t that difficult.  Let me show you how to make one of your own:

(Before we get started I do want to apologize for the fuzzy photo. I tried all the things and it still turned out fuzzy. Grrr.)

Materials:

  • Flower Tin from Dollar Tree
  • Flat or satin brown spray paint
  • vasaline
  • White Chalk paint
  • Paper towels
  • Waverly antiquing wax
  • paint brushes
  • Printer
  • Left over morning coffee
  • lighter (please be  very carful with this!)
  • mod podge (matte)
  • Spanish moss
  • Boxwood bundles (or any type of flower you like)

Step 1: Spray paint the tin brown.

Step 2: Apply Vaseline where you want the tin to “rust”. I like to focus on the edges and sides. Paint the tin with Waverly Chalk paint (color-plaster)  and allow to dry. Once it is dry take a paper towel and wipe the tin. All the spots that had Vaseline should be brown and give off a “rust’ effect to the tin. Allow to dry. You can leave the tin as is, but I decided to take it a step further and go over it with the antiquing wax. To do this dip your brush in the wax, brush some off, then apply to tin. Allow to dry.

Step 3: This is where it gets fun.. and a little dangerous. Use your printer to play around with some cute fonts and write something cute. You can copy what I wrote and just change the initials to your states if you’d like. Print it out and coffee dye it by soaking it in some left over morning coffee and then let it dry. To quicken the drying process you can bake it on a cookie sheet in the oven at the LOWEST temp for about 10-20 minutes.




Once dry you can burn the edges. This step is completely optional. Whatever you do, please be CAREFUL! Make sure to do this over the sink so you are right near water. Work in VERY small sections at a time! I take a lighter and barely touch it to the end till it just catches fire, blow it out immediately then use my finger to quickly pat out the ashes. And like I said, I work in VERY small sections at a time.

Once you have your paper ready to go, you can now Mod Podge onto your tin. I also ran some Mod Podge over the entire tin to help seal the paper and so it all looks the same.

Step 4: You can now fill your tin with anything you’d like. I chose Spanish moss and some boxwood bundles.

Dollar Tree Flower Tin Makeover

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube

 

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