For my birthday this year, my oldest son and my daughter-in-law gave me a whole bunch of “stuff”. That’s really the only way I can describe it. It was an interesting assortment of what can you make out of this …stuff. This galvanized tin caught my eye immediately. Most of the galvanized buckets I find are usually missing one key ingredient, their bottoms. Usually the bottoms are completely rusted away. This one was different, it was intact. It actually could have been used as-is but I wanted it with a little more pizzazz.
My first step was to head on over to pinterest to see if any galvanized tins would stand out to me. I liked the buckets with numbers, or “flour” but the first one to really catch my eye was this beautiful tin filled with roses originally posted by All things Shabby and Beautiful. I’m not sure whether it was the tin or the roses that caught my eye. Nevertheless it gave me a direction. I really liked the idea of “farmers market” as opposed to flower market.
My next stop was to google “Farmer’s Market” images. I was looking for a nice logo, one that I could copy or duplicate.
I loved this sign from Castle and Cottage Signs.
I saved the image to my desktop and edited it in picasa, my photo editing of choice. There, I was able to crop and flip the image (ctrl shift H). This is the preflipped image.
I considered painting directly onto my tin but settled on an easier transfer method, also found on pinterest. Heaven’s Walk does a great job of explaining the mod podge transfer method. I’ll cover the basics for you.
As I mentioned before, flip the image you’re going to use and print it out the exact size you need.
Apply modpodge to the side of the paper with the flipped image.
Stick your image to your container squeezing out all excess bubbles. Let dry completely. At Heavens Walk she let her project dry overnight. I put mine in front of my portable heater which happened to be on. (It was a cold morning) It was dry in no time.
With warm water, saturate the paper and rub your finger on the paper until the paper begins to peel away. Continue peeling until all the white paper has been peeled off. Be careful, it’s easy to go too far. That’s it!
I did add another coat of modpodge to protect the image. That’s up to you.
I had to buy some mums to show off my new tin, but he’s probably going in my laundry room.
and I was featured at Wow us Wednesdays and