Painted Gardening Tin: a Tutorial

Painted Gardening TinI recently had the fabulous opportunity to play with some awesome painting supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts.

DSC_0684I had about a bajillion different ideas, but when I came across these large tin buckets, I knew it would be the perfect canvas.

DSC_0681You’ll love how easy it is…
DSC_06881. 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…]DSC_06922. Apply your paint. I used the foam pouncers, which come in a few different sizes and make it application really simple.DSC_0685Helloooo gorgeous paint colors!DSC_06963. Carefully peel off the stencils and add some fun embellishments with decorative stencils.DSC_07054. Grab one of Martha’s brushes and add some garden-y details.

DSC_0709I 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!DSC_0727Throw some gardening tools, seeds, etc. inside to make a complete gardening set! Such a great Mother’s Day gift, right?DSC_0723

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.

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  1. 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!

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