DIY Twine Wrapped Canister

2 Hours
Hello everybody! I have a fun little project to show you today. This is just a neat little example of how you can take something so plain and give it a brand new look. Home decor doesn't have to cost you a fortune!
I was rooting around at the back of the store the other day, looking for something that I could upcycle and I found this guy…
And I thought, that is way to cool to leave like that. So I grabbed a can of Chalk spray paint. Seriously, I love that stuff! Like I always say guys — nice light, and even coats! It’s better to do three light coats then to have one heavy coat full of drips😉
After my three coats were dry, I sanded the protruding designs that were on the glass. Do you like my manicure? LOL There is not point to me painting my nails. I don’t know why I even bother
I love how sanding the protruding parts of the glass give this piece such great definition.
I still thought that this canister needed a little something else. I had this contact cement out cause we were also making our tire planter. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do.
I brushed the contact cement on the middle of the canister.
And from here, all I did was start wrapping the twine around. Super easy!
I had to apply more contact cement as I worked because it was like a ZILLION degrees out and my contact cement was drying faster than I could get the twine on!
When I look at contact cement I get the strongest urge to have apples dipped in caramel sauce. Doesn’t it look like caramel sauce? lol … yummy.
Almost done!
For the lid, I decided I wanted something that looked almost like tin. The lid that was on the canister was just plastic. First I spray painted white, cause I originally thought that I wanted it to match, but I didn’t like that.
I grabbed some black spray paint and a metallic silver spray paint.
I spray painted the black first, and then the sliver.
While the silver was still a little tacky, I took some sandpaper and just roughed it a little bit. This gave a more realistic look.
So, what do you think? Let me know!
This upcycles canister is going to look amazing in it's new home... whenever I figure out where that will be lol
Make sure you check out my blog for more great projects! :)

Holly Grace
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  • Sidney Sidney on Aug 12, 2016
    Is that the plastic cap that you painted? It looks lovely.

  • Susie Campbell Susie Campbell on Aug 13, 2016
    I really love the jar...not so sure if you need the lid...could be a vase with wheat in it ?

  • Jeri Walker Jeri Walker on Aug 13, 2016
    can this spray on chalk paint be used on the base of an old brass lamp?????I would first spray it black then the white chalk paint and then distress it like you did the jar????


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