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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage Canister Set Make-over

And so the "project pile" is getting a bit smaller!

(Only I added another thing to it yesterday)

It's a vicious cycle~ I'm tellin ya!

Here we have your basic vintage aluminum canister set.

A 5 piece to boot!

These were one of those items that I saw at a recent auction ONLY when they were brought up to the front. I totally overlooked them when I previewed everything.

This is a PERFECT example of my brain screaming

"buy them...buy them....we can for SURE do SOMETHING with them!"

So I did.

Thankfully , I was inspired right away with a simple project .I have enough scraps to circle the world over like 4 times.

I love digging into my scrap basket because it makes me feel like I am actually making a huge dent and cleaning it out and well....I still could circle the world like 3 and 3/4 times.

Anyway...start with a scrap of muslin or here in my case I had some great scraps from old grain sacks so I used those.

You will also need some burlap scraps.

If you do NOT have any scraps at all...go buy a yard of muslin and a yard of burlap and after you get done with these labels, you'll have a bunch of scraps left over for your next project!

Just think...I helped you start you scrap basket!

Awww.....and trust me , it will grow and grow.....just like lemon balm in your garden! HA!

okay.....next you'll need a rubber stamp set and stamp pad.
Go ahead and stamp the words of your choice~ keeping in mind.....
Seriously, you will drive yourself nuts.
Have a few extra pieces to be able to start over on but don't obsess.
Takes the fun totally out.
I then sewed the pieces together.
Simple. Easy. Straight stitch.

After you are done with the labels adhere them to the canisters with a strong glue like E5000.
(Yes I know it's stinky but the odor does go away.)

And there you have it!

Updated vintage canisters worth millions!

You could easily do this with a set of vintage wood canisters as well! Perhaps give them a coat of paint and then apply the labels! For those of you who would just like to be able to buy these labels , I have them listed in my etsy shop (along with the canister set too!)

Thanks for lookin!

Have a great day!

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Anne said...

Love this idea.Great find!

Bliss said...

I pinned those because I can do that!! I might not sew mine however. Let me be honest... I won't sew mine because I can't, but fabric glue with faux stitching would work!


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the canisters! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing!

VintageBettys said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl said...

Great idea.....thanks for sharing!
Happy Creating,

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

I luved the Buy it Buy it screaming thought..How many times a week or month do those words flow threw my mind at the thrift store.. works out 99% of the time too!
Worked out very nicely for you and the canister set...they look great and such a simple idea to tottally change the look of the canisters..

Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend!


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Great Idea and I love the look~Cheers Kim

jeanetteann said...

A stamping I will go. I now have to go out and buy a stamp as I love these:) x

freckled laundry said...

Cute, Beth! This is precisely why I can't get rid of my fabric scraps either! Hey, are you going to Luckett's in May?