Tin Can Therapy | Vintage, Paint and more...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tin Can Therapy

Written by: Cathy Carroll for Vintage, Paint and more...

Tin Can Therapy - decorated, recycled, painted tin cans

Today, I'm going to show you a little
"Tin Can Therapy"
that I did.
I needed some organization for all my
pens, scissors, and tools that I use in my craft room.
I wanted something that was
pretty, vintage, and usable....
I have used tin cans in different projects over the years and so,
decided that I would use them for this also.

Tin Can Therapy - vintage, decorated tin cans

I love the way they turned out.
These are so easy to make...
I saved tin cans
( it took only a couple days at our house to get these.)
Then I painted them all inside and out
with DIY white chalk paint.
I keep some made up at all times for just such
spur of the moment projects.
Then I just began embellishing them with bits of
burlap, lace, jute, raffia, and scrapbook supplies.
It took very little time and was so relaxing for me
(thus the therapy portion).

I placed several on a lazy susan that I have had forever.
( You can pick these up at Wal-Mart in the storage section)
This one holds all my different pens and markers I use.

 Tin Can Therapy - decorated tin cans with vintage lace and burlap

I also stacked a larger one on top of the smaller ones.
I like the added interest the height brings.

Tin Can Therapy - painted and decorated tin cans

Some were just placed on a small box next to my desk -
these hold scissors and scrapbook tools....

So pretty, so vintage and so useful..
fill my need completely ....

Here are some of them all done up:

Tin Can Therapy - painted tin can with ribbon and buttons

Ribbon and buttons....

Tin Can Therapy - painted tin can with quote ribbon

Burlap and printed ribbon.....

Tin Can Therapy - tin cans painte and with twine

Jute and a scrapbook embellishment.....

Tin Can Therapy - decorated tin can with book page and twine

Jute, old book page and a calender sticker.....

 Tin Can Therapy - vintage decorated tin can with lace and burlap

Burlap, lace, lace doily, crochet flower and flower button...

Tin Can Therapy - painted tin can decorated with key and tag

Old book page, lace, burlap, twine, a tag and a key....

Tin Can Therapy - painted and decorated tin can with vintage picture

Drop cloth fabric, and a pic of my grandmother and aunts.....

Tin Can Therapy - painted tin can decorated with buttons and twine

Jute and a pearl button....

Tin Can Therapy - tin cans with raffia and star fish charm

Raffia and a star fish charm.....

Tin Can Therapy - painted tin can with vintage lace and heart charm

Burlap, a lace medallion and a gold heart charm.....

Tin Can Therapy - vintage tin cans decorated with lace, twine and burlap

And they all come together to make such a pretty combination....
so vintage and so useful....
they keep all my most used items close and organized....

 Tin Can Therapy - tin cans painted and embellished with vintage finds

I am in love with them....
They fit right in to my decor and really add to the feel....

Try it...
tin can therapy can be so rewarding....

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  1. These are super!!!I like it so much!

  2. That's a lot of cute ideas all together. Thanks for so much design inspiration!

  3. Fun ideas and very creative!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post on BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday. Hope to see you again next week with some more wonderful ideas. BeBetsy Link and Hop

    Sharon and Denise

  4. Love these decorated tins Cathy. Your flowers are so pretty...love the crocheted bits!

  5. ohhhh if my therapy ended up with such lovely organizers I would go every day! So lovely and they do fit right in with your decor! You are just so classy lady! Thanks for sharing at the craft challenge!

  6. I absolutely love each one of your embellishments, Cathy. Thank you so much for sharing at the Creative Craft Challenge! You are featured as my first favorite during September.

    I hope you stop over and share more of your creativity again this month!

    ~ Thank you,