– Krylon® Chalky Finish Paint in Classic White
– Krylon® Chalky Finish Paint in Misty Gray
– Krylon® ColorMaster™Paint + Primer Metallic in Rose Gold
– Tin Cans (3)
– Painter’s Tape
– Polymer Clay
– Acrylic Roller
– Alphabet Stamps
I started first by making the labels. For those, I rolled out some polymer clay to about 1/4″ thickness. With my alphabet stamps, I stamped in the name of each herb, and then cut the clay into a rectangle. To ensure that the labels fit to the curve of the cans when they were done, I laid them across a can while they baked so that they’d take its shape. I baked them in a 275° oven for 15 minutes and then let them cool. Once they were cool enough to handle, I sprayed them with a coat of Krylon Chalky Finish Paint in Classic White following the safety and application instructions on the can.
The next day, once they were completely dry, I created three different patterns using my trusty blue painter’s tape. The second color I used was Krylon ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer Metallic in Rose Gold. The ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer has amazing coverage, so one quick coat was enough to achieve the look I wanted. I let the cans dry for a couple of hours outside, and then removed the painter’s tape. I wanted one of the cans to have a tri-color look, so I applied a little more painter’s tape on it to complete my design, and finished it off with Krylon Chalky Finish Paint in Misty Gray.
After all of the cans were dry, I simply glued the polymer clay labels on using an adhesive that works with a variety of materials (i.e. clay and metal), and voila!
The last step is to plant your herbs and get out those cookbooks!