Tea Tin Candle Holders

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!

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