Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Rusted Flour Tin DIY

Oh, how I love throwing things into the fire--tin things that is! This time I put a Christmas popcorn tin with snowmen on it in the fire. This is what it looked like after it came out of the fire.
How to Create Rusty Farmhouse Tins
I then painted it white and rusted it in a tub with hydrogen peroxide and salt. 
How to Create Rusty Farmhouse Tins

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The real charm comes from the FLOUR stencil from Old Sign Stencils (HERE).
Old Sign Stencils from Funky Junks Old Sign Stencils
I stenciled the flour and stone milled on one side and
How to Create Rusty Farmhouse Tins
the wheat and weight and stone milled on the lid.
How to Create Rusty Farmhouse Tins
I sand a little of the stencil off and then clear coat the whole thing. The inside is clear coated too so that the tin can be used, although I think I would use a plastic bag as well if I stored flour in it.  I love the rusty, crusty, farmhouse look!


  1. You did a beautiful job, created a wonderful patina!

    1. Thank you! I love making these--each one is a little different.


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