SO it took me longer to get the first DIY post out than I had hoped BUT here it is! I took some empty tea tins I had been saving (okay…hording) and turned them into simple distressed candle holders for my patio table.
Here are the tea tins before I began the process.
First I used 500 grit sandpaper to remove the logo portion of the exterior and distress all the edges of the tins.
Then I used fine sandpaper to smooth out the rough edges of the paint.
Once that step was complete, I painted the inside giving it three coats of bright coral colored waterbased high gloss enamel paint.
I let them dry for 24 hrs then used inexpensive dot sponges to apply decorative whimsical dots around the top border.
AND this is the finished product! I popped three green pillar candles inside and voila!
I LOVE how they came out and I think I could adapt this a million different ways, I wanted to put plants in them!