Monday, July 29, 2013

Upcycling: Weathered Nautical cans

Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (5)It’s not too late to get that beachy coastal look for summer and here’s a simple diy recycling project to add a nautical touch to your d├ęcor.


Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (6)Start by saving a few cans in various sizes. Remove the labels and wash them out thoroughly. Use pliers to crimp down any jagged edges left from your can opener.
Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (1)Cover your cans in paper or fabric using glue or a decoupage product. I covered the blue can in scrapbook paper and added a print out of an old sailing vessel. The fishnet is a strip of gauze from our first aid kit. Antique Mod Podge gives the can an old weathered look.
The striped can is covered in fabric and also antiqued with Mod Podge. A strip of gauze creates the fishnet and plain white twine holds the shells onto the can.
Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (7)The small can is the most weathered. The can is covered in plain white paper, strips of fabric and a print out of an old compass. I added two brass scrap book embellishments to give it a little dimension. Antique Mod Podge was applied and then a layer of Mod Podge Crackle Medium.
Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (3)Once the can was completely dry, I wiped on some brown craft paint and quickly wiped it off. The brown paint remained in the crackles giving this can an old maritime weathered look.
Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (8)Each can has it’s own unique look. It would be fun to make a series of each type of can.
Weathered Nautical Cans via homework (2)
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9 comments :

  1. These look absolutely fantastic! Very impressive! ~M.

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  2. Tin can craft. Whoop! You know I love it :)))

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  3. You did a great job on these cans! I love the way they turned out.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  4. These are so creative Carolyn!! I love the way they turned out!

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  5. Beautifully done, as always, Carolyn!

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  6. You truly have a unique talent, Carolyn ~ everything you create stands out.

    Pinning and sharing ~ hugs, Mary Beth

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  7. Beautiful, Carolyn, as per usual! I love the crackling technique. :)

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