Tuesday, December 13, 2011

want rust?

here is a quick way to make some rust....

so you have your shiny new tins and you want to make them look old....

like this...

this is what you need, I just pick mine up from the Dollar Tree...
Hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, and salt,
use a glass bowl or for alot, a glass pan, you want whatever you are rusting to be completely covered,
the ratio is about, 1cup peroxide to 1/8 cup alcohol, I don't measure, just eyeball it...
pour the peroxide and alcohol in...

then add your tin, and shake some salt on it...

you will see it start to work, just watch and take out when its the desired rustiness you like.
then I just dry it with a paper towel, that way it will rust a little more...

then you have some yummi aged rusty tins, or cookie cutters, pins,
ready for crafting...
hope this helps!

ps. when doing alot, don't be alarmed by the ugly rust colored foam on top, just shows its working.

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  1. I love adding age. Rust, tarnish, grunge, etc. This is a technique I love. Your tins are beautifully weathered. Love em!

  2. Your tins look like antiques, and this is a brilliant way to achieve that look.

  3. Stefanie

    What a great tip for us creative gals. I love the way your tins look. Happy Holidays to you my friend.


  4. Girl you are the master!!!

    That's just genius...thanks for the share!

    God bless and have yourself a magnificent day sweetie!

    BTW: Giveaway...my place..ya'll come. I'll leave the door open and set out some homemade candy! Heeehehe!!! :o)

  5. Great tip, love how your tins turned out! Laura

  6. So awesome Stefanie! I have looked for a recipe to do this for months and couldn't find one!!

    I have a whole bag of these little tins!! Can't wait to give them some rusty charm!

    And can I please tell you again how much I am enjoying all of my goodies??? I love each and every one! Thank you again for your fab giveaway! Some of the items will be showing up in my creations!!

    Hope your holidays are full of wonder, joy and love!!!!
    Blessings and hugs,

  7. Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank your for visitin' with your sweet comment and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride.

    God bless and please drop in often. The door of the Ponderosa is always open! :o)

  8. What an awesome idea. I am going to try this, I don't like shiny metal. Thanks for showing us how to rust.

  9. I book marked this...Thank you I had no idea how to make rust!!


  10. Okay Stefanie..now I have to rust something!!!
    Love it.
    xo Tami

  11. This is an awesome tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try!

  12. Wow, I will try that next time. I've been using bleach and white vinegar with salt. That mixture is so strong and toxic....you have to do this outside.

    Thank you so much!

  13. What an awesome tutorial! Will have to try this sometime - thank you so much for sharing! :)


  14. This is so great, and it will come in handy:) Thanks for sharing as a tutorial.


  15. That is a great idea...thanks for sharing!

  16. Stefanie,
    Thanks so much for leaving your sweet comment on my blog. And for becoming a member.

    I'm so glad to find your blog too!
    Yellow Dog Design

    p.s. I'm totally going to do the rust thing.

  17. Who knew? What a cool idea! I'm so glad to "meet" you and to have you as a new blog follower.

  18. Great idea - Thanks for sharing :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

  19. This is like having a fabulous chemistry class! Thanks for the tutorial! Now I know how to make new tins look vintage-y :)

    Welcome to Petites Passions! I am so happy to have you! I will be looking forward for more inspirations from you. I love your blog :) I am your newest follower

  20. Very interesting technique. I'll store it away fora future project.

  21. You have just saved me money...gotta love that! I'm a new follower so I don't miss your great ideas. Stop by and visit and follow too if you like. Warm wishes

  22. Amazing, thanks for sharing:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  23. So warm,cozy and inviting...Thank you for sharing this season of joy and pink!HPS!

  24. Well that sounds like a fun project! Great idea~

  25. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home! Have a very Merry Christmas!