DIY Marble Christmas Upcycled Tins
One of the many things I love to do at Christmas is to make some gorgeous sweet treats such as fudge and biscotti to give as gifts. I’m a real sucker for great packaging and I even like the things I make to be packaged nicely. That’s when I came up with the idea of using upcycled tins for this years Christmas sweet treats.
Over the year I have amassed quite a collection of ugly tins from coffee tins to danish biscuit tins. I love the popular faux marble effect in home decor and decided to recreate this with my upcycled tins.
The finished faux marble effect is amazing considering how simple it is to create. My upcycled tins are like a gift in themselves, I will be using them for other things a not just posh looking cookie tins.
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What you need to upcycle tins
- Old tins, such as coffee, cookie, and sweet tins. All shapes and sizes work well.
- White/cream spray paint.
- Nail polish (not fast drying). I used a red nail polish.
- Large plastic container.
How to upcycle tins with marble
- Firstly remove any stickers or labels from the tins.
- Secondly, spray paint your tins and lids. I used a creamy/white spray paint and applied 2 coats.
- Fill the large plastic container with warm water. Then pour the nail polish over the surface, you may want to use a cocktail stick to spread it out a bit.
- Pick up your tin can and then gently roll it over the surface of the water, the varnish should cling to the surface of the tin can as you go.
- Add more varnish to the water and repeat with the tin lid.
It is that easy! If you’re looking for some lovely homemade cookies to put in the tin you should try these iced oatmeal ones from Sugarbannas.
You can experiment with different colours of nail polish and maybe add more than one colour at a time. I do find though that a white or cream background gives the most dramatic effect.