Some of our great friends sent us this popcorn tin for Christmas. The popcorn is long gone, but this tin has so much potential. I decided to make it over and give it a new life.
After a good cleaning and light sanding, I began painting with some black APC paint. I followed the black with Navajo white.
I chose a soap graphic from The Graphics Fairy. Using mod podge, I stuck the printed side of the paper down on the top of the tin. (print it backwards if it is numbers or words).
After it was dry, I soaked a towel in water and placed it on the graphic until I could clearly see the words.
I peeled the paper right off.
Here is the graphic. I like it all faded and old looking.
I added a ribbon and small decorative chalkboard I made.
So, don't throw away the tins. Make something new!