Saturday, August 28, 2021

Making a Retro Paint or Pencil Tin

Hello my friends!

The back to school items are starting to fill the stores

It is easy to find pencil boxes right now-

I found these at the Dollar Tree.

I also found these tins shown below, at Dollar Tree.

 filled with drawing pencils and a sharpener. 

You can use my picture or use your own.

Print and trim to fit your tin.

Click on picture and save :)

The picture has a 3D effect.

I used Matte Mod Podge and a small brush.

I started in the center and worked my way out.

Pressing down at the indentations.

After the label is dry, put another layer of Mod Podge over the

entire label and wipe edges clean.

That's it!

I just thought it was a fun thing to make.

I love the graphics.

Here is the new tin along with some of my old art tins.

Great place to stash bits of this and that-

I really appreciate your visit today!

Thank you so much-

Have a great week and stop by again- Okay?

xo Lisa S


  1. That is such a cute idea! Thank you. Hugs,

    1. Hi Sandi,
      Just having a little fun with this one ;)
      Thank you my friend!
      Have a great week
      xo Lisa S

  2. Where did you get your cute graphic?

    1. Nina,
      I just scanned a photo :) and then shrunk to fit-
      You can use mine!
      xo Lisa S

  3. Very cute. I love all kinds of containers to stash my "bits and bobs."

    1. Kathy,
      Thank you :)
      I have always loved tin everything- I also have a strange love for cigar boxes since childhood.
      Take care friend,
      xo Lisa S

  4. Those are adorable. I love the vintage graphic so much. I'm hoping Dollar Tree still has some of these!

  5. That's so sweet. Perfect to get that vintage tin look if you can't find real vintage tins anywhere.


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