One of the things I love about my new office/studio are the galvanized metal bins with repurposed soda can stamped metal labels I made. These bins hold and organize lots of stuff while keeping the supplies I use often an arms reach away.
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I found these metal bins at Walmart. Mine arrived a lot shinier than the online photo. The new look wasn’t doing it for me so I gave them a quick DIY aging.
Basically, I squirted them down with toilet bowl cleaner, sprinkled them with salt and let them sit overnight in a heavy duty trash bag outside. Voila! Instant aging. An easier way to age metal is using Amy Howard At Home Zinc Antiquing Solution. I used it on my Faux Zinc Magnetic Metal Board.
Making soda can stamped metal labels is easy. Make sure you have a good set of rubber gloves and a pair of tin snips to use when you’re cutting the metal labels out. I just eyeballed the sizes when I made mine. One soda can…or do you call it pop, made all of these labels for my storage bins.
I used this set of metal stamps to stamp the words. I laid my metal label on a piece of wood, added tape to hold the metal and as a guide for the words. Next, I used a regular hammer to tap the letters onto the labels. Nothing fancy. To me, the imperfections are part of the charm. I rubbed black craft paint into the stamp depression to make the letters stand out.
Adding the stamped metal labels to my galvanized metal storage bins was easy too. I drilled a hole in the top of each bin and attached them. Next, I used a round metal hole punch on the labels and jute twine for ties.
I’m not a metal stamping expert by any stretch of the imagination. But I’ve wanted to try metal stamping crafts for the longest time and this was a fun first project. If you need storage bins like mine, this is what I bought online at Walmart.
I also found these pretty metal storage bin already aged at Wayfair.
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Anyhoo, today’s project, metal soda can stamped labels is a quick and easy DIY.
So, now I’d like to know. Is it soda pop, soft drinks, or just soda? What’s your terminology and is it a regional thing? Share in comments below!