Friday, December 9, 2011

Vintage Kitchen Cannisters for Christmas

I had some old cannisters hanging around and came up with this cute idea to repurpose them.

Before these became Christmas decorations I tried to sell them at a few yard sales. I pretty much couldn't give them away. I guess nobody appreciates their vintage charm like I do :)
Anyway, I like their new look now better than I did before.

Remember these - bought at the thrift for a quarter each?

Hubby rewired each candle and drilled a hole in the back of the cannister for the wire to feed through.

I like this one made from an old candy tin. It is decorated with silver and blue vintage balls.

This one is decorated with pine cones, candy canes and red and gold balls. I originally bought this cannister and a smaller one for 10 cents at a yard sale.
Who prices stuff like that?

I think they turned out pretty cute, if I don't say so myself!

I'm linking this post to Common Ground for their Vintage Inspiration Friday. 
Stop over to view lots of Vintage Christmas eye candy.


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  1. What a cute and clever idea! I love vintage tins. I appreciate how you repurposed yours and wired them up so they glow. I'm your newest follower and I hope you get a chance to pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. I am in love with this idea. I can't tell you how many times I have put things in my yard sales and then found uses for them later. I will be "copycatting" this idea!

    Amber @ junkaholics Unanimous

  3. These are just lovely!! Such wonderful inspiration, I think I will have to make myself one or two or a few!! Thanks!! Happy new week....visiting from Shirley's blog "Zetta's Aprons" :) xo Holly

  4. These are just too cute!! And easy to do!!

  5. oh my goodness, these are too cute! I have a coffee canister like that as well as two other pieces in that set! I got it at a yard sale too!! Thanks for the adorable ideals!


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