Vintage Desk Set
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Vintage Desk Set

Organize your desk area with this fun and easy Vintage Desk Set. Upcycle old cans and oatmeal containers by painting and embellishing them to suit your style.
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Craft Smart® Acryiic Paint – Vanilla
  • Craft Smart® Sealer
  • Food Cans – Assorted
  • Paintbrush – ¾" Flat
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Burlap (or Burlap Ribbon)
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Wood Letter Tags
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Wood Letter (Optional)
  • Heart Magnet (Optional)

Project Instructions

Step 1
Rinse and remove labels and glue residue from cans. Dry well.

Step 2
Use ¾" flat brush and Craft Smart® Sealer to coat outside of can surface.

3 Use ¾" flat brush and Vanilla to paint can(s).

Step 4
Tie jute twine on letter tags of your choice.

Step 5
Attach burlap and scrapbook paper to cans with glue gun.

Step 6
Tie letters at top of burlap on large can.

Step 7
Position and adhere wood letters or other embellishments as desired. 


Allow to dry between painting steps.