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Clay Mold Appliques for Tin Can Planters: A Vintage Craft

Clay Mold Appliques for Tin Can Planters: A Vintage Craft

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  1. Cecilia from Georgia

    I love these! How did you get the texture on the cans and the paint is lovely. They look vintage for sure!

    1. Ralf

      Hello Cecilia,

      The figures on the tins are produced by using clay molds. Please check the article again and look for the materials you need. Now, you can look at the step by step title to learn how to do you it yourself.

  2. Brenda Lang

    These are beautiful. I can not wait to try this. I’m going on line to look for the molds. Will send you a picture when I complete them. I love this!

    1. Martina

      Thank you Brenda, we are happy to hear that you like it. We are waiting for your lovely pictures when you finished. You can send e-mail to Good luck 🙂

  3. Michelle Curtis

    Beautiful. I have quite a few Prima moulds myself that I’ll now try on my cans. I have never seen the ones your showing with writing on them. Would you mind sharing where you got them thank.

    1. Ralf Kane

      Hello Michelle,

      You can find these molds from local hardware dealers or you can check on the Internet. Please check the sources that we placed at the bottom of this article. Some of them could be DIY which cannot be found on the Internet or in hardware dealers.

      Thank you for getting in touch with us!

    2. María

      Hermoso trabajo con latas!Muy buena explicación!

  4. teresa click

    what is the name of the three paint colors you used, one looks like jamaican dream. i am redoing my scrproom and these colors would look great in there,

    1. Ralf

      Hello Teresa,

      Thank you for getting in touch with us. I am not sure but the colour should be synthetic mars yellow and shades of it.

  5. Joanne West

    Thank you so much for this idea. I’m into recycling and have collected many different sized tins and have now got to the “what next” part of the project!
    Your detailed instructions are easy to follow and I can’t wait to get started.

    1. Ralf

      Hello Joanne,

      Thank you for getting in touch with us. We are happy to hear your positive comment and you can send us your DIY photos by using our contact us page. The link is Contact Us.

  6. Paula

    I am waiting for the moulds to arrive and can’t wait to try this. Is the clay pliable after drying or do I need to shape it to the can then let it dry?

    1. Martina

      Hello, first of all, I hope you come up with some very nice things. Since it will be difficult to shape after drying, it may be more accurate to shape according to your tin can when you remove it from the mold. Good luck 🙂

  7. Anna

    Love these . Thank you for sharing . I am going to look for molds now.

  8. Tina

    Where did you get the molds with the writing on them?

    1. Martina

      Hello Tina, you can purchase any kind of molds via online shopping centers. Good luck 🙂

  9. Sharon

    Can you please tell me how to make the label you have on the dark brown coffee can with “Villa de Fleur” label? Where can I get that label?

  10. Beth

    Hi Tina, I have looked everywhere for the Villa de Fluer mold, could you please tell me where to find it? Thanks, Beth

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