Rusty cans…

IMG_2989I’ve been intentionally leaving these food candles outdoors to embrace the weather elements for most of the winter! I love love love summertime flowers placed sporadically through out the house!  Figured I could adorn these tin cans and use them for myself or gift them to neighbors.
IMG_2941I printed some of the Floral Ephemera from my Pinterest board.  I’ve been pinning beautiful photo’s to eventually use for something – might as well be this!
Using modge podge to adhere the prints to the cans worked beautifully.  After the prints were dry,  I did a little sanding and distressing by using water based dark stain over the top of the prints. Then another layer of modge podge to set everything in place!
The only thing that was left to do, was to fill them with flowers!
Simple and super cute!
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Art and Sand said…
They are beautiful and my mother would laugh that I am calling rusty old cans beautiful.
They are BEAUTIFUL with vintage floral prints! LOVE THEM. Just enough rust and crust and just enough pretty for it to pull together!
peggy said…
They are so pretty! Perfect!
Julie Marie said…
Love love love those Tracie!... I'm going to make some now... xoxo Julie Marie
Shannon said…
these are beautiful and I'm sure are going to look gorgeous filled with all the pretty flowers you have!
They look great. A beautiful combo.
Mindy said…
Thy turned out so cute. I love them!
These are adorable! What a sweet idea! Hugs, Leena
Kristen Pare said…
Love those with all your pretty flowers!
Unknown said…
Love this idea, Tracie. I've been following your board on Pinterest and am searching ideas for some canvas art for my kitchen.
These are beautiful, Tracie! Who would have thought rusty cans could look so great.
Joanna said…
These are adorable. Definitely have to make some of these.
Cynthia said…
These are really cool, love the floral prints you chose!!


Hi Visiting you from coastal this post.cute transformation of the tins.pretty flowers...:):)
Genius! I would never have thought to leave the cans out to rust like that but it adds such charm to the project. Pinning!
Heaven's Walk said…
Way too cute, Tracie!!!!! Love this idea!!! :)

xoxo laurie
Yes, super cute Tracie! Love the graphics you used!
Unknown said…
Love them...what kind of printer do you have I don't think mine can do that !
Adorable and creative! Visiting from Rurality Blog Hop...:)JP
Just lovely and a lovely idea and great way to use tin cans! Thanks for the share.
bj said…
These are favorite way to display flowers. I am going to make a few of these.
I am especially loving your last photo. This would be so great to enlarge and hang....
Love the labels you used on the cans, the perfect vintage look!!! Laura
Denimo said…
What a fabulous idea!! I think these are adorable! I'm going to make me some as soon as I get some rusty cans! Thanks for the great idea!!
Denimo said…
What a fabulous idea!! I think these are adorable! I'm going to make me some as soon as I get some rusty cans! Thanks for the great idea!!
LOVE these!!! I'm featuring you tonight at Knick of Time Tuesday! Thanks for sharing at the party and I hope you'll drop in to share at the Christmas in July party also going on now.
Angie @ Knick of Time
Hi Tracie, just hopping by to let you know that I am featuring you at SYC.
Hi, I love how you decorated the can and then used them as vases! They came out so pretty.
Julie from
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Your tin cans filled with posies are simply adorable, Tracie! Hope you have a lovely rest of the week.

This project is so creative. It makes me want to go dig out my cans out of the trash. :)
Love the way these turned out, so pretty filled with flowers.
Hi Tracy, you had me at rusty love to use them as well....I have been on vacation and so behind on my blog reading.....Greetings from Olympia. Christine from Little Brags

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