Beach Cottage Canisters

By  Melony Bradley 

  • Beach Cottage Canisters


  • Wooden canisters: 5-1/4”x5-1/2”; 5-1/4”x7-1/2”
  • Basswood (Midwest Products): 1/8”x1” (#4104); 1/8”x4” (#4404)
  • Wooden ovals, 2-1/2” long, two
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Winter Blue; Light Mocha; Sapphire; Admiral Blue; Khaki Tan


  • Simply Foam Stamps (Plaid): 3” Square Shell; 1/2” Italic Alphabet
  • Simply Stencils (Plaid): Nautical Lighthouse
  • Black pigment inkpad
  • Multi-purpose Sealer (DecoArt)
  • Furniture tacks
  • Wax candle
  • Stencil brush
  • Sanding block
  • Tools: Drill and 1/16” bit; hammer; hand saw
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (Duncan)
  • 1. For each canister, use saw to cut two 4"-long strips from 1"-wide wood. For tall canister, cut 6" length from 4"-wide wood. For short canister, cut 4" length from 4"-wide wood. Lightly sand and apply sealer.
  • 2. Paint short canister Khaki Tan, and 4"-long strips and 4" square Admiral Blue. Paint tall canister Light Mocha, and strips and 4"x6" rectangle Sapphire. Paint ovals Winter Blue. Apply wax to all pieces randomly. Paint short canister Admiral Blue, wooden pieces for short canister Khaki Tan, tall canister Sapphire, and wooden pieces for tall canister Light Mocha. Let canisters and wooden pieces dry to 75% and sand lightly to reveal distressed finish.
  • 3. Use black ink to stamp condiment names on ovals. Stencil lighthouse Khaki Tan. Use black ink to stamp shell on short wooden piece. Arrange and glue pieces for canisters by canisters on backsides and strips at top and bottom of 4"-wide pieces. Glue ovals as shown in center and at bottom of canisters. When dry. Drill four holes on strips and ovals. Carefully hammer tacks in holes.