Rustic Tin Vase

Hi, my sweet friends!

Do you think there is a house that has no empty tin? I don’t think so. At least in my case, I have lots of empty tins, most of them of paint and from time to time of food. I don’t really buy canned food but my husband sometimes does, like this tin.

How to make a rustic tin vase out of an old tin with decoupage and twine

Natalie, from NorthShore Days, made some pretty decorated tins and I fell in love with them. She’s talented and she even added a wire handle, but I preferred to have it plain.

First of all, I painted it white because I was going to decoupage a napkin and I didn’t want the picture showed through.

Then, I printed a quote on a nakpin using my home printer. If you want to see how I did it you can check it here. I glued it to the tin with a mixture of white glue and water in a 50-50 ratio.

I added some twine to give it a rustic look, and it was done!!

How to make a rustic tin vase out of an old tin with decoupage and twine

Add some flowers and now you have a rustic tin vase!

How to make a rustic tin vase out of an old tin with decoupage and twine    How to make a rustic tin vase out of an old tin with decoupage and twine

Again, this is another quick and low-cost craft you can do to add some decor to your house, I hope you enjoy my rustic tin vase as much as me!

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  1. Katrin says:

    Love it! Now I know what to try with my next empty coffee tin Pili! The quote is so nice and the twine makes it really rustic – love rustic!

    • Pili says:

      We have plenty of tins, Katrin, we better be creative and upcycle them, or they will bury us!

  2. Keri says:

    Pili, love this tiny makeover!! The graphic is so cool and the twine gives it a rustic look!! What a lovely flower vase it makes!! 🙂

    • Pili says:

      I love twine too, Mary. When I decided to clean and tidy my craft room I found I have 3 rolls of twine so I need to use them!

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much for your comments and stopping by, Karren. It is always a pleasure to have you here.

  3. Julie says:

    Your vase remake looks so pretty with flowers Pili!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.

  4. At Rivercrest Cottage says:

    your makeover of the can is darling. I’m new to your blog but plan to take some time to look around. And, you’re right about tin cans, they seem to appear from nowhere and start breeding.

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Kathryn! I am your fan so I am really excited right now about the feature, of course you’ll see me there!
      Have a great week!

  5. Life Loving says:

    This looks fantastic Pili, so simple but yet looks wonderful. It makes me wonder why people buy expensive vases when you can make something much nicer and more unique.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  6. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    I would never guess that this was a tin for food! It is so adorable! I love the quote and the twine. It’s perfect. And once you add the flowers it would be a wonderful gift, even if just for yourself!!!

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