numbered wheat grass decor tins


Anyone remember these hideous things from last month?

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(I’ve got nothing against America, just these awful containers.)

They had this gritty texture on them similar to sand paper. After about 2 seconds of scraping I figured out if I soaked them the gunk came off quicker.

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(Ewww – look how gross they made the water…)

After I got all the yuck off them I washed them and let them dry.

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Now the fun begins!!

Spray paint! Two coats of Flat black followed by a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze.

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Yes, that is a vinyl sticker (you guys are just too sharp, aren’t you?!)!

If you guessed that the vinyl is going on the newly painted tins, you are correct! 🙂

First I figured out where I wanted them to go.

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And then I just applied the vinyl.

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I’m getting excited just looking at them and they aren’t even finished yet!! Just wait for it… these are so cool when I’m done!!

I love how I spaced out the numbers on the tins. The 1 is on the far left, the 4 is on the far right, and the 2 and 3 are off center.

Now the floral foam:

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Each tin needed a block of foam. I cut each piece of foam stuff to size with a bread knife.

And now for the big exciting part that I’ve been tweeting about for weeks…

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FAKE WHEAT GRASS!!

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you KNOW I’ve been thrilled about my fake wheat grass. I talk about this grass all.the.time.

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Fake Wheat Grass is NOT cheap
(well, that’s all relative though, isn’t it?!).

I scoured the internet and found it for $8.95 a square (I needed 3). I found it HERE. (After shipping my bill was $33.49. NOT cheap.)

I figure it’s an investment because I love the end result so much that I plan to keep these around for YEARS.

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Next I cut each square of wheat grass to fit. I didn’t even use adhesive. They are just sitting there.

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LURVE IT!

I know exactly where I want them to go – on top of my kitchen cabinets!

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(I hate having to clean my kitchen for photos! :D)

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(Why does my apartment have to have such horrible lighting?!?!)

Okay, I’m dying. I outdid myself. Even I didn’t think these would turn out THIS. AWESOME.

From Country America:

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To rockin’ awesome wheat grass containers!

Would you even believe those containers could look so good if you didn’t actually see it for yourself?!

Me neither.

Welcome to my new favorite project!!!!
(Sorry soap pump and cloche, you just got bumped).

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Comments

  1. Those look great! Where did you find the containers? I love seeing how you think outside “the box”… I think I must pack my box around everywhere I go since I have such a hard time getting out of it! (Have ‘box’ will travel… 🙂 Such a clean but very cool look for the tins!

  2. Fabulous! I would have never thought about “wheat grass”!! Very cool! And I love the ORB finish!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  3. Thanks for linking up to my Mad Skills party!

  4. Seriously, can you bring your spray paint to *my* house?!

    Love the tins, *love* the plastic wheat grass!

  5. ORB does it again. These look great!

  6. Very cute! I love the numbers.

  7. Growing your own wheatgrass isn’t hard, but keeping it looking good is. I think you made the right decision with the faux grass. 🙂

  8. These are cute! I want some of that fakey wheat grass! Good job girlie! 😉

  9. Too Good,You rock gal

  10. these are soooo cute! i am totally not into the americana thing either. your version is so much better! i also lov ethta you used fake wheatgrass, since that is something even i can keep looking alive! great job- hopped over from all thingz related!

  11. Looks awesome! Way to go!
    Stopping by from NTT.
    *hugs*deb

  12. Super cute! Love the grass as well! Totally worth your investment! Great job! 😀

  13. I am always amazed by your work! Thanks for linking up.
    Bonnie

  14. Wow, how absolutely cool!

  15. Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell says:

    Ugh, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is somewhere you can get them cheaper! Like…$2 cheaper each! It’s called Save-on-Crafts. I use them for most of my floral needs. I find they even have better prices than Michaels most times.

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/wheatgrass.html

    Hope this helps for your next project!

  16. dropping by from tip junkie 🙂 super cool idea with the wheatgrass! thanks for sharing!

  17. I love the new look of these!
    And the fake grass is perfect.
    Good save!
    Rose

  18. Very nice redo. That was smart of you to scrape off that flag paint first.

  19. So cute! Love the way they turned out. I found some fake wheat grass at Michael’s but was too cheap to buy it. I might have to go back now!

  20. Found you from NTT. Oh, I love the way the tins turned out. Love the color. Love the numbers. So cute. And the grass is perfect for them. I can see them used for a number of other things too. Great little organizers. You have some great ideas and tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday! http://www.craftedition.blogspot.com

  22. Look’n good! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

    Ginger
    SSB

  23. Good eye, Allison! Not too many people would have seen the potential in those. I love what you did!

  24. These look amazing! I finally got hold of some of that ORB!! So excited to find it! Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!
    ~Rebekah 😀

  25. Very cute! I had no idea that there was such a thing as fake wheat grass, but I’m lovin it! Thanks for linking up!

  26. Allison,I love these! They would look perfect on top of my fridge.. This is just what I need. Thanks for linking at my party, and for sharing this fabulous idea!

  27. What a transformation! I love the simplicity of the look – so clean and fresh. Great job – thanks for sharing! Found you at Someday Crafts. 😀

  28. The project turned out great!
    The wheatgrass fits perfectly and the color on the boxes are stellar!

  29. I <3 wheat grass!! I was at Jamba Juice this weekend thinking how cute the wheat grass was!! Thanks for the idea!

  30. I love adding greenery to the tops of cupboards. I have some as well… although mine is not wheat grass.

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice!

  31. These look great! I can’t believe how much wheat grass costs? I wonder why.

  32. What a great project. Love the tins, they look great. Of course I grow real wheat grass for my kitties, but the fake would need no watering!

    hugs
    Sissie

  33. WOW! I’m with you about cleaning up before pictures…LOL
    Another great project.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

  34. love love love it! the tin transformations rock, and they look so chic and modern full of that faux wheat grass! i bet just one of these in a store would cost more than you paid for the wheat grass all by itself. so i wouldn’t give the cost another thought :O)

  35. Cute redo, very stylish. I wonder if Dollar Store has any kind of wheat grass looking fakery that I can afford? Now I have to go look!

  36. Too cute! I love it! It’s amazing what a little paint will do. Feel free to stop by and link this project up at this week’s Bargain Brag Wednesday: http://www.bargainshoppingparadise.com/2010/04/bargain-brag-wednesday-428-54.html

  37. Yes, they are too cute! I love the grass too! : )

  38. Fabulous Fake Wheat!!!!! 😀

  39. How cute are those?? They look fantastic.

  40. They turned out super! I’m definitely a fan of unkillable greenery 😀

  41. I admit I was already giddy when I spotted the wheat grass in the thumbnail. You didn’t disappoint! So clever! Love the number placement too! You are so right, it wasn’t cheap, however you CAN keep it forever. 🙂 Black and green rocks together!

    Thanks for linking this up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  42. very cool transformation!

  43. Too Cute! Those did turn out great!
    Blessings,
    Traci

  44. Love how these turned out! Jeez, wish wheat grass wasn’t so darn pricey, it’s worth it if you love it though. 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to my Flaunt it Friday party!

  45. Your wheatgrass tubs look great!!! Love them.

  46. Looks awesome! Love me some wheatgrass!

  47. What a great idea to add a little green and color to your kitchen!

  48. Now those are fantastic, what a great redo, very creative thinking! I can learn a thing or two from you!~

  49. Great job on the containers. I think the ORB color really works. Jane F

  50. They look great! So much better after 🙂

  51. Live the grass – very cool! {and ya can’t kill it…the best part} Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  52. can I say….super ca-yoot!

  53. by the way, your little monsters and expression icons are super cute too.

  54. 😛 💡
    LOVE the idea… and I’m chuckling over your enthusiasm about the fake wheat grass. I love the organic and natural look of it..(although I could see my cat getting at it it my house)
    Great project, and great way to reuse those containers!

  55. What a transformation! They look great, I like the numbers that you added to them. I have a wheat grass container that I bought at a garage sale almost identical to yours minus the #’s.
    Joy

  56. I WANT FAKE whgeat grass!!!!

    I too have been looking like mad for that! All I could get was astro turf… 🙁

    Fab project!

    Thank you for linking up to my Link Party, and please don’t forget to place the party button on your post so others can join us too, ok? 🙂

    Hugs,
    Bird

  57. Love the transformation! I’ve been going to plant “actual” wheat grass all spring… nope hasn’t happened yet.

  58. Great transformation!

  59. Just wanted to let you know that I featured these this week.

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/05/weekly-faves.html

  60. You beautiful pots have been featured over at Bird Crafts today! 🙂

    Have a great Mother’s Day!

    Love,
    Bird

  61. I love this. Thank you!

  62. These look cool, and since they should be easy to clean (rinse off the dust and reassemble) you can’t beat the look.

    Yet I have to raise a toast to real wheatgrass. That anyone can grow from wheat berries any time, any where, just by adding water. That needs zero sunlight or soil, because the fuel is inside the seed. That grows an inch per day and has a radiant spring green glow. That you can eat, or you can allow to go to seed, but baby you can’t keep it looking good because it is living baby grass sprouts. After an astonishing week of rapid growth, it’s no longer wheat grass, it’s on to a new stage toward its goal of making more wheat seeds.

    Wheat berries are cheap as anything at the bulk foods section of the grocery store. Just wanted to encourage anyone who’s never sprouted wheat grass, who could use an infusion of optimism (and maybe some nutrients) to try it out.

    I seem to love fresh young wheat grass too much to follow your route, but your grass boxes project does look good. Cheers.

  63. These are gorgeous! The grass looks so real…no one would be able to tell the grass is fake. You did an awesome job and they look awesome above your cabinets like that :0)

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