Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Upcycling: white faux rust tin cans

A few months ago I posted a project with faux patina on tin cans. I used a texture image from this site and chose rusty blue images.
I love the cans but lately I’ve been gravitating toward muted shades and especially white.

Here are my new faux rust white tin cans.

I found the white paint with rust image here. And the white peeling paint image here.

I used the same technique as the original cans I made.
  • Wash your cans and remove any label residue with Goo Gone or other similar product.
  • Download the image and print out on printer paper. The paper needs to be thin enough to adhere to the ridges in the can and I found regular multi-purpose printer paper words great.
  • Cut your paper to fit around the can.
  • Mod Podge your paper to the can.
  • Tip: Mod Podge small sections at a time and press the paper down into the ridges. Don’t press too hard or your paper will rip.
I opted to not put a coat of Mod Podge over the paper because even the matte finish Mod Podge gives it a slight sheen.

Let dry and enjoy your instant rusty cans.

This project is linked at the following:

Childmade UndertheTableandDreaming Tip Junkie handmade projects Nothing But Country  NightOwlCrafting  A Crafty Soiree Party Button
Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Somewhat Simple IhookedupwithHoHlamespice 36th Avenue   

And other link parties here.


  1. They look great!

    I've got a couple of tin cans waiting to be re-modelled as we, write....
    If I ever get round to it I'll sure be posting them in Tuesday's link-up!

  2. I am SO doing this!
    I'd love for you to share it at my link party.

  3. Love this!! Love love love!! You are amazing!!

  4. These are amazing! Your photos are always so beautiful too!

  5. so awesome!!! thanks for sharing!

  6. These are so cool... I had one finished before I got a chance to comment. I love it! Thanks for sharing that great website with the faux wood, stone and best of all rust!

  7. I'm your newest follower! Nice place you've got here!

  8. Beautiful results! Love the project! Thanks for sharing!

  9. These are beautiful. Also, they make for a rewarding project that you can claim ownership over while helping keeping the cans out of landfills. Way to go!!

  10. They look incredibly real! What a cool idea, Carolyn!

  11. Hi!

    I just want to let you know that I am featuring your cans tomorrow on my blog...

    Thank you so much for sharing it at my link party!

    Hope to see you there again ;)

  12. You are featured this week! Come check out Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!


  13. We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it today! You can view it here

    We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

  14. Thanks for sharing this project! I'm anxious to try it!


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