Painted Gardening Tin: a Tutorial
I recently had the fabulous opportunity to play with some awesome painting supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts.
I had about a bajillion different ideas, but when I came across these large tin buckets, I knew it would be the perfect canvas.
You’ll love how easy it is…
1. Press the self-adhesive stencils to your tin. Especially if your surface is uneven, you’ll want to make sure the entire stencil is completely pressed down. Otherwise, your paint will leak through. [not that I would know from first hand experience or anything…]2. Apply your paint. I used the foam pouncers, which come in a few different sizes and make it application really simple.Helloooo gorgeous paint colors!3. Carefully peel off the stencils and add some fun embellishments with decorative stencils.4. Grab one of Martha’s brushes and add some garden-y details.
I added some flowers, keeping it pretty simple. How sweet would it be to use the stencils to add a great personalized Mother’s Day message to the back? So many possibilities with these fun products!Throw some gardening tools, seeds, etc. inside to make a complete gardening set! Such a great Mother’s Day gift, right?
All these Martha Stewart painting products are available at Michael’s Craft stores, and Michael’s is celebrating moms with a special coupon! Click here to get yours and save on your next shopping trip [because you know I’m all about saving on my sewing and crafting supplies!]
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Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with Plaid and The Blueprint Social. All opinions and serious l.o.v.e. of Martha Stewart Crafts are my own.
Love it! So cute. I could see myself making one, throwing ice in it and making it a drink cooler for Mother’s Day brunch. Thanks for the inspiration!
ooh, that’s a great idea! i did buy two of them… :)
SO cute! I’m with Stacey on a Summer drink cooler.
thanks! yes, such a great idea! so many possibilities..
I love metal buckets in the garden (I have a bunch of vintage galvanized ones). This would fit right in!
such a cute gift for the gardner. love that those stencils stick right on
This is such a cute little project!