Shabby French Recycled Tin Cans

You know all those empty tin cans that you've been saving in your garage just waiting for a cool project to use them? Now it's finally the time to put them to good use . Make your own Shabby French recycled tin cans!
With summer just around the corner, I'm sure you'll find plenty of ways to use them in your home, your garden, patio, you name it.
Fill them with fresh seasonal flower and add that extra 'chicness' to your rooms, use them to hold utensil in your kitchen ... or brushes in your craft room.
There are so many possibilities to integrate these beauties into your farmhouse, cottage , Shabby Chic or vintage style home decor.
Remove the labels from the cans - you can use cans that have the same size or you can use different sized ones
To create a Shabby Chic chippy effect, you'll have to use two contrasting colors. I used acrylic paint but you can also use milk paint or chalk paint.
Black was my first choice of color ...
... and white my second one.
I also used a 'special ingredient' between the two contrasting colors, that makes all the difference in creating an amazing Shabby CHic effect.
You can click here to go to Dreams Factory (my blog) and find all the steps on how to create the perfect Shabby Chic effect.
After distressing the tin cans I used some French labels to decorate them. The labels look like some faux enamel French tags and I initially made them for another project.
But I loved how they looked and decided to use them here :)
P.S. If you like the faux enamel French tags I used for this project, I'm including them in the special gift every subscriber gets when joining Dreams factory's newsletter, on my blog.
The only problem I have now with the Shabby French recycled tin cans is not being able to decide which one I love the most! :)
Hope you like my project and decide to give it a try ... right now (I'm sure you already have all the supplies you need)! :)
Have fun creating,
Diana
Diana | Dreams Factory
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  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 05, 2016
    This is such a great idea!
  • Diane Diane on Mar 26, 2020

    Hi Diana. I absolutely feel in love with the

    Shabby French recycled tin cans .Being in isolation because of the Coronavirus like so many others. I'm looking for things to do with the limited supplies I have. We all have tin cans so this is perfect! I'm having a problem trying to download the free printable though. Any help you could give me would be so appreciated. Thank you so much. Love everything you make!💖 Diane

    • Diana | Dreams Factory Diana | Dreams Factory on Mar 26, 2020

      So happy you like my project, Diane! Keeping creative and working with what we have on hand seems like a great strategy, especially in these crazy times!

      These specific labels are included as free printable for my subscribers on my blog - bydreamsfactory.com. I also have a few other similar French ephemera printables and project on my blog, just look for 'free printable'.

      Have fun creating and stay safe! ♥

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