Monday, April 20, 2015

How To Make Your Own Faux Galvanized Containers....

Hello and welcome back again! 
It's almost Mother and Father's Day and Graduation here in the States, and finding a cute way to give a gift that is suitable for all genders and ages can be tough; especially, if you don't have a lot of time or ideas.  So, when I saw this post on Shelly Hickox's blog, Stamptramp, I knew it would be the perfect technique for what I needed.
Here are three that I've made so far...
On the left you'll see the original container. These came in green, pink and red and are a set of 3 for $1 at The Dollar Store!    Following fairly closely to Shelly's directions, but using what paints I had on hand, here's how I made mine.
 
The Step 1 was spray painting the containers with a solid base coat.  As you can see I did two in black and one of them with Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer spray.
Then I cut up a kitchen sink sponge and began splotching with the following paint combinations.


 Step 5 is here where I designed the label shape and I'd like to share it with you too.  
I cut this label out and then while step 6 was drying, I decorated the label in step 7.


And here is a close-up again.
These would be cute for holding almost any gift idea and when they've used up the gift, they can continue to use the container for anything they want.
So thank you to Shelly for the great technique and I hope you've enjoyed my take on her inspiration.  Super cheap, super fun and super cute!
Thank you so much for your visit. 
Big hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

20 comments:

Shelly Hickox said...

I love your take on my technique!! I have one of those dollar store baskets - I totally need to do this. And I love your tags too!

Charlene said...

Fabulous , Looks like fun!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beautiful transformation Lisa
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Sue Butler said...

Hello Q,
I know you do not have the time or probably the energy to spend in your craft room as much as you would like these days, however, you still impress me with your creations, a little quirkiness is on occasion missing and that is because you are caught up in life, but it will return once you can zone in again, then all the ideas will start to flow once more. I am guessing it is your Daughters graduation that you speak of, if so how exciting for you all.
Now to your containers which you have altered wonderfully, why are aged, rusty, worn looking things so pleasing to us, we all seem to love the art of aging an item whatever it maybe, not an easy technique to master, but you have nailed it Q. They all resemble old tin wonderfully.
Smiles:)
Onion

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous!!! And so elegant!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Pia S said...

This looks just like the real deal! And a deal it was too, 3 for a dollar!! Cool!

Marjorie said...

These are brilliant Lisa!!.. thank you for the tutorial.. I love the crackle paint effect, if I didn't know better I would say these were steel pots!
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Thank you Lisa for showing us how to do it, I will give it a try when I get some time
Kevin xx

Lisa S. said...

Holy cow Batman, these are so cool! Going to have to check that tutorial out. Love these!!! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

OK, genius! LOVE these Lisa! Thanks for the step by step, it's so incredible to get to see your process here because the rusted effect is so amazing! Top notch project! hugs :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its amazing ! Look like real galvanized one :)

Karon said...

OMG they look amazing - thanks for sharing the process! Have a great week.

Anita Houston said...

You've blown me away using Shelly's technique...these look so real! AWESOME work!!!

Chrissy said...

These containers look superb Lisa..what a fabulous technique to give a metal look.I love the crackle and going to buy some..definitely.

luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

Oh wow Lisa, I love, love the containers! How sweet they would look filled with pretty plants and flowers! So I'm wondering, can you come to my house and show me how? Ha! Just too cute not to ask!

Mitra Pratt said...

This is rockstar! nice job with that rusty colored paint! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Did you hear that thump followed by an "OW!!!"? That was me kicking myself in the seat for letting some baskets like this get away! Big Lots had Easter patterned ones at 1/2 price and it never entered my mind to alter them!

You did an amazing job with the technique and your tutorial was so well explained that I think even I might be able to do this!

Tracy said...

Yor so dadburn smart Twang. Those buckets look like the real deal. Thanks for the great tute! :-)

butterfly said...

Grunge-alicious altering! What an improvement! Can hardly believe that twee gingham has become so cool - brilliant weathered metal effects - love'em!
Alison xx

Cat Russell said...

Love them. Thanks so much for sharing your technique. This is a must do for me and my Mama.