Cans with Vintage Halloween Labels

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I’m back on a very strict diet – I’ve let myself slack for quite a few months now, and it’s back to business time…so instead of experimenting with recipes for Halloween, I’m going to go nuts with crafting instead :D

I can’t promise a craft a day, as I’m busy with lots of other things, but I’m going to do as many as possible. I’ve pinned so many great ideas (not only for ) Halloween, and think it’s about time I actually tried some out!

Today, I’ve made a decoration, that could be used for candles or for flowers, or just to stack up…Cans with Vintage Halloween Labels.

Cans with Vintage Halloween Labels {Halloween Craft} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

To make these, you will need cleaned tin cans, glue which dries clear, brush to apply glue, and a sealing varnish (optional). You will of course, also need your labels. I did a search on Flickr for vintage Halloween postcards and picked some favourites.

I re-scaled the images to 3″ high and messed about in Photoshop with brushes and filters until I was happy with the design. After printing them off, I cut them out by tearing to give a rough edge, instead of using scissors.

I applied glue to the reverse of each label, stuck it in place and then covered with sealing varnish. You could actually just cover it with the glue that dries clear – just gives another layer of protection, especially if you are using these as little vases for fresh flowers.

Cans with Vintage Halloween Labels {Halloween Craft} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Cans with Vintage Halloween Labels {Halloween Craft} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I plan on just having mine stacked on the shelf for now, along with my other Halloween decorations (of which I have many!). But I may also punch some holes in the back and use these as candle holders…or maybe some flowers, or even potted plants…spider plants would be awesome!!

Cans with Vintage Halloween Labels {Halloween Craft} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Halloween…it begins!

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