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Pastel Old-Fashioned Candy Canister Set

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Pastel Old-Fashioned Candy Canister Set
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Pastel Old-Fashioned Candy Canister Set

designed by PLA Schneider

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

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Innocence (ADC05)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Remembrance (ADC23)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Frost Gloss Enamels™

  • Pink (DAGF03)
  • Purple (DAGF10)
  • Turquoise (DAGF08)
  • Yellow (DAGF06)

Other supplies

  • 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 (flea market find)


NOTE: 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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Wipe the wooden base/crate and wooden lids clean, making sure to remove any dust and debris.
    Step 2 Example
  4. 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.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a #4 flat brush, paint the knobs on all four lids with Chalky Finish, one each in Innocence, Escape, Delicate, and Remembrance.
  6. 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).
  7. Using craft glue, adhere twine/jute around the sides and bottoms of the plaques and tie around the tops of the canisters.


While this set is from a flea market, it can also be created using new canisters and a wooden crate/base.

When painting canisters with Frost Gloss Paint, it's best to dab on swiftly to ensure even coverage.