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.....
THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE PERFECT!
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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