Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paint Dipped Tin Can Holder

This is the time of year every one yearns for. Good food, good company, good weather. Next time you have a gathering or celebration, save money by not buying fancy-shmancy utensil holders. Instead, wash out a couple of tin cans and create something people will talk about! These are super cheap and fun. Match the colors to your outside decor or to the party theme you are throwing.

You'll need:
Tin cans, washed and dried
Spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum. Worked perfectly.)
Drop Cloth
Painter's tape

Make sure the cans are washed with a bit of soapy water and dry with a paper towel. Then peel off any label stickers. Beautiful already, right?

Use the painter's tape and cover the top area of the can. This will ensure that part stays the cool silver metallic shine tin cans have.

Lay down a dropcloth in a well ventilated areas like the paint can says (or just outside like I did) and evenly spray with the can. It might need two coats depending on the color. I sprayed it pretty heavy which only made the drying part longer. Peel the tape off while still wet. Allow to air dry for about an hour or two; or until the paint isn't tacky anymore. 

Finally, flip those bad boys over and drop in some funky colored utensils. It's party time! You can also try stencils, washi tape and vellum stickers to decorate the cans. Personalize it with a person's name or table number. These would also make amazing vases!

Have you been enjoying family time this summer? I sure have. Any funny or interesting stories you'd like to share? I'd love to chat about it in the comments!

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