Hey Sparkle Chicks, we are jumping right into February with this cute DIY. In todays post I am going to show you how to create this rustic, western style canister. I hope you follow along, alright lets get crafty!
Catch the original live HERE over on Facebook!
- Color Wash Tint – Old Bronze (from Hobby Lobby)
- Fast Tack Glue
- Tissue paper sheets
- Mod Podge
- Canister of your choosing (I got mine at the thrift store)
- Slick Stick by Dixie Belle
- Blow Dryer or Heat Gun (Get it HERE)
- Hot Glue (Get it HERE) & Hot Glue Gun
- Black Paint
- Metallic Paints
- Unfinished Wood Coaster (Hobby Lobby)
- Faux cow hide
- String of beads (the ones I used are from Hobby Lobby, and look like faux nail heads)
- E6000 Glue
- Assorted Paint Brushes
- Small Bling or items to glue on (I used a glass cowboy boot and a little glass cow skull)
First thing you will do is clean and dry your canister well. Next remove any hardware, and add a coat of Dixie Bell “Slick Stick” to your canister. (Slick Stick will help keep your work on your canister surface, helping hold the paint without sliding off)
Dry your Slick Stick well before moving on to the next step.
Start by taking your tissue paper and crumple it up, we want it nice and wrinkled for this project. Next you will take your Mod Podge and brush it onto your canister. Take your tissue paper and cover your canister, you want to have wrinkles and valleys in it.(TIP: doing one side at a time makes this a little easier to manage) Keep in mind the wrinkles are what will make it look like old word leather. Take a sanding sponge and remove the excess tissue paper, and coat one more layer of Mod Podge, dry well.
Start by taking a flat black and adding some metallics to it. I used bronzer and a little gold, this gives the black an oil slick type of look. Mix until you get the color to your liking, then brush it onto your canister. After, dry your first coat and if needed add another.
Begin this next part by taking your unfinished coaster and painting on color wash tint along the outer edges.
Start by taking your faux cow hide and trim to fit. Next take your fast tack glue and cover the surface of the coaster, place your faux cowhide on top. (If there is any excess faux cow hide, trim with scissors)
Take your sting of beads (faux nail heads), measure and trim excess. Next take your hot glue and gun and adhere the beads to the outer edge of the coaster.
Take your metallic paint, dip a chip brush and dab off the excess. Dry brush the paint onto your canister, this will highlight all those wrinkled bits!
Remember the coaster? Place your E6000 and your hot glue on the back of the coaster, then adhere it to the front of the canister.
Finally lets add our décor pieces! I chose this boot and cow skull to add to mine, feel free to choose your own! I added the boot to the top and the Cow skull to the front of the coaster piece using E6000 and hot glue pressing firmly to adhere.
This was a quick little project on how, you too, can upcycle old canisters into something beautiful and functional. Thank you so much for joining me for this DIY project! I would love to see your projects, feel free to tag me!
Your Sparkly Friend,
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