Pastel Old-Fashioned Candy Canister Set

Pastel Old-Fashioned Candy Canister Set

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 30th 2014

This set of old-fashioned candy canisters will satisfy any need for sweetness and color.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • sandpaper
    • scissors
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • craft glue
    • #4 flat brush
    • jute twine
    • small wood plaque
    • scrapbook paper in spring colors
    • sponge
    • candy canister set



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Wipe the glass canisters clean with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol.
    2. Create a frosted glass look on the canisters by using a sponge to dab on one coat of Frost Gloss Enamel, one each in Pink, Turquoise, Yellow, and Purple.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Wipe the wooden base/crate and wooden lids clean, making sure to remove any dust and debris.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the base/crate and all four lids with two coats of Lace. Once dry, lightly sand for an old-fashioned, distressed look.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Using a #4 flat brush, paint the knobs on all four lids with Chalky Finish, one each in Innocence, Escape, Delicate, and Remembrance.
    9. OPTIONAL - Create tags for each canister by decoupaging scrapbook paper onto small wood plaques using Americana Matte Decou-Page. Print out words of your choice/candy and cut slightly smaller than the wood plaques (so that scrapbook paper shows around the perimeter).
    10. Using craft glue, adhere twine/jute around the sides and bottoms of the plaques and tie around the tops of the canisters.