This Vintage Tin Can Scrap booking Cover is a very whimsical and fun way to recover a scrapbook. This Vintage tin Can Scrap booking Cover is a great way to reuse painted tin cans you have leftover from cooking.
Painted tin cans are needed to make this Scrap booking Cover; the paper labels on can will not work.
This Vintage Tin Can Scrap booking Cover craft project is simply and should cost you $20 or less per cover. The most expensive part is the wood scrapbook cover you will be adhering your vintage tin cans to.
You can buy a piece of thin plywood and use that in place of the more expensive wood scrapbooks you can buy. Use a drill to drill three holes needed to hold the scrapbook cover on. You cannot use a cardboard scrapbook cover for this project. You will be using tacks to adhere the tin cans, and that will not work on a piece of cardboard.
For this Vintage Tin Can Scrap booking Cover Craft Project You Will Need:
Painted Label tin cans
Wood scrapbook or piece of thin plywood cut to size.
The first step is to collect some Vintage Tin Cans or tin cans that have painted labels. You can find these at almost any grocery store. Make sure to find different shapes, colors and sizes.
The first step is to clean out your painted or vintage tin cans. Simply wash them out with hot water and soap.
Now, use your tin snips to cut open your tin cans. I like to cut up along the back seam after I have used a can opener to remove the bottom of the can.
Use a hammer or rubber maillot to flatten out your vintage or painted tin can.
Now, Use one of those ready made wood scrapbooks you can buy at any craft store for the base of this project. You could prime or paint the box first if you would like.
Start by laying a piece of your painted or vintage tin can on the wood Scrap booking Cover and using a tack to attach it to the cover.
I like to simply lay the pieces of tin can I cut out on randomly. You can hammer them down with a hammer or rubber mallot, but do not hit so hard you damage the structure of the wood Scrapbook Cover.
For a neat look make sure you lay some of the vintage tin can pieces so that they hang over the sides of the Scrapbook Cover.
Use your hammer to bend them down to over lap edges. Fold them down flat inside of the scrapbook cover.
Continue this process until you cover the entire wooden scrapbook cover. Your painted or vintage tin can should overlap, creating a layered look on the scrapbook cover. You can add as many layers of painted or vintage tin can as you would like.
To add a sparkle to your wooden painted or vintage tin can scrapbook cover you can rub a metallic paint onto the tin cans. Wipe it off with a clean dry cloth. Allow this to dry for at lest an hour. For a shiny touch try mixing one part gold paint with two parts glaze. Brush this over the entire cover. Wipe away any excess if necessary. Allow this to dry before you move on to the next step of this craft project.
To complete the painted or vintage tin can scrapbook cover you need to line the inside of the scrapbook cover with felt. Start by cutting a piece of fabric out to fit the inside of the cover. Glue it into place. Next, cut out pieces to line the inside of the inside of the back scrapbook cover. Glue it into place as well.