Friday, September 25, 2015

Project Challenge: RUSTY ITEM

Ohhhh, I have something to be excited about!!!! I have been ask by a group of
awesome bloggers to participate in a monthly DIY challenge. Each month
we will have a different project to come up with. This month the challenge
is RUSTY ITEMS !!!! So without further chatter, welcome to
the September Project Challenge where 7 DIYers are creating some
awesome stuff!!!!

Here is what I came up with..... I love rusty cans and I love lanterns,
sooooo why not combine them???




As you can see, I had fun displaying them for the photos

Nature is always the best thing to decorate with,
heather is soo gorgeous this time of year!

Instead of candles I used little battery operated 
string lights, they put out more light in the dark than a 
single candle would

Here they are in the dark...LUV EM  

I already had these rusty cans in the garage from years ago, 
but I dug them up for this post and decorated them 
with a bit of twine & little hearts



OK so here is a quick "HOW TO" on the
"RUSTY TIN CAN LANTERNS"

Fill cans with water and put them in the freezer 
(I added ice cubes so they would freeze faster)
 

Once the water is frozen solid, cut a piece of paper to fit onto the height of the can. 
Draw a design of our choice on the paper, then use a sharpie and mark little dots on 
the outlines to use as a marking for the holes you will be hammering. Wrap the paper 
around the can, securing with either tape in the back or use a rubber band.

Use a large nail and hammer into the marked dots, the ice will prevent the can from getting swooshed while you hammer away! Don't forget to poke holes along the 
sides of the can if you want to add handles.


For a great RUSTY effect, I used 2 spray paints. 
RUST-OLEUM MULTI-COLOR & TERRA COTTA CLAY from ACE 

For the first coat use a terra cotta color, 
mine is an ACE Hardware brand, but any brand will do  

After the first coat dries, spray lightly with RUST-OLEUM MULTI-COLOR,
you want the first color to look through a bit for the rusty effect

I painted my hearts "white" to make them stand out more

To add the rope handles I pulled some twine through the holes on 
the sides and tied the thicker rope handles onto them. 
I also used a dab of hot glue, so they stay up.



 I hope you enjoyed this little project, now check out
some more RUSTY PROJECTS from 
my blogging friends. 
 

Click On the photo images
 below to visit each rusty project!!!




56 comments:

  1. This is really cool and I love the way they look rusty but they really aren't!

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  2. Oh my gosh...so cute!! I think your spray technique looks more rusty than my paint. Great job!!

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  3. Wow your rusty cans look so adorable as little lanterns. You did a great job and it was so creative of you!

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  4. Hi Christine,
    I am loving all these rusty challenge projects you girls are doing. Love these little lanterns. Super cute.
    Kris

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  5. Christine, you are awesome!! From 3 rusty cans you make a beautiful display!! Just love it!!

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  6. Christine, I actually thought you bought them at a craft supply place. Was pleasantly surprised to see that you had MADE them! I would have never thought of freezing water in them to keep their shape! Love how you styled them especially pretty with the heather! :o)

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  7. Wow. This is very cool. My nephew just bought a rusty old truck. He intends to leave the outside like that and make the inside like new. Rust is IN!!! Best wishes, Linda

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  8. Christine, these ae so cool and the tutorial is very helpful. I like the rust look on them. Just beautiful. I have a question for you, since I see that you are a rust master. How do you remove rust from an object. I have an old coffee grinder that looks like a can and has an opening for the coffee beans but it is so full of rust it will not open. Any ideas rust master? I'm hit ting my head against the wall.

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    1. I'm sure she'll have some better ideas, but I know that a Coca Cola soak and scrub is ideal for eliminating rust. You can scrub with balled up aluminum foil or any other "scrubby" material. It's worth a shot. Good luck!

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  9. I love the cans you made! So cute! You are clever to add the hearts and rope to them. That gives them so much style. I've really enjoyed this series each month.

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  10. http://mydiyol.blogspot.de

    Hello Christine,
    that is a great idea!
    Many greetings
    Uwe


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  11. Hi Christine!
    Happy Fall 2015! I love your rusty cans! such a beautiful presentation! I use cans all the time, but haven't done the rusty can. Yay for you, so creative! Thank you so much for sharing with us @ the What to do Weekends Party! Pinned to the Party Board, twice!
    ~Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  12. Hi Christine! Love this. Very beautiful!

    For the Rust-Oleum, is the multi-color called Rustic Umber? Thank you.

    Jackie

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  13. I love those lanterns. You are so super creative!

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  14. I love this ...years ago I had my boyscout troop make Christmas luminaries using this technique.. it was fun for all and they gave them as presents to their moms

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  15. Well those are just adorable. They'd go perfectly with my decor, and it even seems doable to a non-DIYer like me!

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love this idea!!! I've pinned it to my Wedding Board for inspiration for my daughter's rustic wedding next summer - thank you. These will definitely be sitting on the guest book or wedding cake table ☺

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    1. Christine, look for your awesome Rusty Tin Candleholders pinned to our DIY Sunday Showcase Talent Board this weekend!

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  17. You always have the best, most creative projects! Love this and our creative wheels are turning! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Something To Talk About Link Party!
    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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  18. Your lanterns turned out super cute, and love how much light they give off. Wasn't sure where you were going with freezing the water in the can, but wow, that's a super tip!

    Where did you find the metal handbag planter?!? My garden could use one of those!

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  19. These are so pretty and I love how you made them look rusty! Very cute!

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  20. What a creative and cute idea!

    I came over today on Totally Terrific, and I'm glad to find your site.

    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

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  21. Liebe Christine,
    vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar bei uns. Deine Dosenlichter gefallen mir auch supergut - vielen Dank für die tolle Anleitung! Das Rostspray sieht klasse aus...nur weiß ich nicht, ob ich das hier in Deutschland bekomme...aber ich google das.

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
    Petra

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  22. Very fun cans Christine! You should definitely save those for Valentine's day!!! I hope you are having a great week. take care, Tara

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  23. I so love your cans and how you displayed and lighted them. Love this and enjoyed all your photos of how you styled them. Where do you find the time to do all this? Love your blog and posts. Happy week Now I'll go look at other projects for this run.

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    1. as always thanks so much for leaving me the sweetest comments. I am not sure if you ever get my replies because you come up as a non reply blogger!!!! XOXOXOO

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  24. This is a MUST TRY project. Thanks so much for sharing your idea and tutorial at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  25. This is a MUST TRY project. Thanks so much for sharing your idea and tutorial at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  26. I love this idea of the Rusty Items done over. Especially like the can ideas. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  27. Oh how I LOVE rusty things-and your cans are simply ADORABLE, Christine! The tip on filling the cans with water and freezing-is GENUS! PINNING!!!

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  28. Hi, Christine ~ These are so cute! And I never would have guessed that they were "DIY rusted." :0) I'm pinning them, so that I can give them a try. Thanks for linking up with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! See you again on Sunday night!

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  29. This is such a cute and clever idea, Christine! You actually had me going with the whole rusty look, I thought it was for real! The can filled with heather are so pretty.

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  30. Love these with the rusty look without waiting for years of weather to do it! Great project!

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  31. I love this project, rust is never out of date. I like the evening pictures, great job!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  32. Very cute….great finish --much easier then acid baths… will use your combo for sure in the future, Thanks, Sandi

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  33. I am in love with those heart cans, the are just perfect!!!! Hope that you are great!! Thank you, thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays!! I am so glad that you came!
    Cathy

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  34. Christine, what a fun challenge; and I love the results! The cans look like they rusted naturally. Really great job on the spray paints! I have a Heather plant that blooms in the spring and I love it. Yours look gorgeous in the cans! I'll have to check out the others projects. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Pinning

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  35. Rusty items never looked so good - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  36. What a fun project! It turned out excellent, and many others agree since you were the Most Loved link at Totally Terrific Tuesday this past week. Congrats! Be sure to stop by tonight to see your feature. Remember the party starts at 10pm EST!

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  37. So pretty, Christine! I always wanted to try this but was afraid of smashing the can. This is a great tutorial!

    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  38. These are so pretty - they are perfectly rustic! Thanks for the tip on freezing the water in the cans so they don't bend - super smart!!

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  39. What a great idea...and so attractive ! Love it :)

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  40. What a great idea...and so attractive ! Love it :)

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  41. So cute and who knew you could get the rusty effect like that! Pinning. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment!

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  42. You did a great job on these Christine. Your imagination and creativity never ceases to amaze me. The heather is divine, but I have to say, the fairy lights grabbed me straight away! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal this week. Love, Mimi xxx

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  43. Rusty and crusty are my favorite adjectives! Love the lights inside and the ice tip. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

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  44. That is PERFECT looking rust--well done! Pinning for the next time I need to fake rust immediately. :) And thanks for sharing at this month's Pretty Preppy Party.

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  45. This is brilliant! It's little tips like freezing water in your tin can before punching holes that make you think 'why didn't I think of that?' I like the LED's instead of candles too.

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  46. Every time I see one of these can projects I try. Each time my cans bow at the bottom. Finally, this last time I just tapped/hit the bottom a few times and the bottom flattened. I like using the string lights. 👍

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  47. Every time I see one of these can projects I try. Each time my cans bow at the bottom. Finally, this last time I just tapped/hit the bottom a few times and the bottom flattened. I like using the string lights. 👍

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  48. Wonderful "rusty" can project. I looked at the like to some of your other DIY projects. I am not too good at the whole blog thing. How do I get on your blog list, site, whatever it is called? I would love to follow your blog. Thank you. Again, great project! Amy

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    1. Hi AMy, I hope you will check back here and see my reply. I have no email address for you so I can not reply directly. Can you please send me an email to christinevandorm@gmail.com and I will help you get set up?

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