I just love a good milk can makeover story. My family is not nearly as enthusiastic about my garage sale find. My husband likes new and shiny and I like to mix up Pottery Barn decor with a $3.00 metal milk can I found in the yard at a garage sale.
Over time I decided to fancy it up for the seasons. And you know what happened? Before the 4th of July, I was planning my fall milk can plans. I know, right. I just love fall and my vintage metal can with layers of paint.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A MILK CAN?
No can no problem. Here are a few ideas to create a similar look.
- glass cylinder or vase
- galvanized trashcans ( outside ). I have this one from Home Depot.
- I bought it during my galvanize phase.
- an olive basket like this one from my favorite online decor store
THRIFTY FALL MILK CAN IDEA
When my milk can is not tasked with holding ferns I remove the serving tray and add seasonal decor.
THRIFTY FALL MILK CAN
This year I took advantage of my stash of branches from the yard.
I added faux wood stems to real-ish branches.
I tried a variety of fall leaves garlands and decided less is a little more. Like magazine subscriptions and Fritos.
My goal was to use what I have at home which translates to not buying more faux pumpkins and garland.
I guess it’s more about having fun with color and using what I have around the house. Here is what I came up with for this year’s metal milk can for fall.
- I added the branches
- Strung the leaf garland vertically tucking it between stems to hold.
- Used leftover garland strands (the ones at the bottom of a bin)
I added a little garland around the neck of the can (like a belt). I love the bright color leaves on the garland.
It’s a bit of a twist from garland running the garland horizontally along mantels and ledges.
The bright orange and red leaves added a huge pop of color to my kitchen corner.
When the sun sets the leaves look like a glow of color.
SHOP MILK CAN SWAG
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PREVIOUS MILK CANS FOR INSPIRATION
Here are previous fall milk can ideas.