Found this recipe at Lucy Designs and it works great. Depending on how rusty you want your can, how many times you have to repeat the process.
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Supply List For Rusty Cans
How To Make Rusty Cans
You will need a tin can, salt, and Hydrogen Peroxide to make your own rusty can.
First scratch up the surface of your can with coarse sandpaper, then spray the can with Hydrogen Peroxide and sprinkle salt over the can.
The cans above are going through the second process. Lucy said that it works better if you let it sit outside in direct sunlight, but I haven’t tried it that way yet.
Having to go through the process about 5-6 times to get my cans this rusty.
The rusty wire is for another project so don’t forget to come back later to see what it’s for.
I added a patina to two keys and one washer to give my cans some color and used some twine to attach them onto the cans.
I’ve been wanting a small succulent for a while now but everywhere I went they were out of the small succulents. When I finally found them I couldn’t make up my mine which one to buy so I bought all three.
Don’t you think they look great in my new rusty cans?
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How to make rusty tin cans.