Hi all! Today I am sharing a quick repurposed tea tins project. These tea tins are from Harney & Sons fine tea. LOVE their Hot Cinnamon Sunset tea! It is sooo delish, very cinnamon. Had several tins saved and decided to repurpose them into planters. For a plant sale I’m having with a friend in April. I have some Christmas cactus cuttings started that are in need of a pot. So, I thought these tea tins would be perfect.
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White chalk paint
Black acrylic paint
Repurposed Tea Tins
Start by washing the tins in hot soapy water. Then give them two coats of white chalk paint letting each coat dry thoroughly.
Next, pick out your stencils for each tea tin and start stenciling. Usually, I have some paint runs when stenciling. That’s is why I am so hooked on the reverse image transfers lately. But deciding this time to use some of the stencils that I have, and I got to admit I did a really good job this time at stenciling. NO Runs, YAY!
Once dry I took some black acrylic paint and brushed a little bit on here and there then dabbed it off with a paper towel. Giving the repurpose tea tins a worn distressed look.
Give the repurposed tea tins a coat of Mod Podge to seal and protect.
Now all I need is the cactus planted in each tin, and that’s it for this easy repurposed tea tins.
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Michelle Leslie says
Paint and stencils are always a winning combination. These look gorgeous, Linda. I bet they’ll be the first to go on your plant selling day.
Linda @ Mixed Kreations says
I thought they turned out pretty cute myself, but I didn’t sell any of them. But we did sell some other plants and did pretty well.