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Take some ordinary tin cans and turn them into vintage inspired storage
Instead of throwing out your empty tin can, upcycle them into convenient storage with a vintage inspired theme.

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  • How to make a pot. Upcycling Tin Cans Into Vintage Inspired Storage - Step 1
    Step 1

    Upcycling tin cans that you are done with is a great way to organize your things without spending any money.

    I began with these white tin cans with plastic lids.

  • How to make a pot. Upcycling Tin Cans Into Vintage Inspired Storage - Step 2
    Step 2

    Give your tins a vintage feel by adding red grain-sack type stripes. Thin the paint down a bit with water before dragging a paintbrush around the tin.

  • How to make a pot. Upcycling Tin Cans Into Vintage Inspired Storage - Step 3
    Step 3

    Print off all of the words you want to use as labels on your storage tins.

    Make sure to print the labels off in reverse so that they are the right way when you are done.

  • How to make a pot. Upcycling Tin Cans Into Vintage Inspired Storage - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply some image transfer medium to the ink side of each label and stick it to the tin can in the middle.

    Let the transfer medium completely dry by leaving it over night.

  • How to make a pot. Upcycling Tin Cans Into Vintage Inspired Storage - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a few drops of water, begin to lightly rub the paper until it begins to ball up.

    Continue to gently rub the wet paper until all of the paper has rubbed off and the ink word is left on the tin.

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