Numbered Canister Set

Hey, did you have a good weekend? I’ve been at the hospital with my great-niece, so no projects got any attention the last few days. If you follow along on facebook, you’ve already seen this numbered canister set in my booth. The set is very similar to the Painted Canister Set with the medallion graphics.


Numbered Canister Set |


This time, I created numbered graphics in Publisher. The images were reversed for the graphics transfer method. Click on the links for the images: Number 1, Number 2, Number 3.


Numbered Graphics |


I primed, then painted the wooden pieces with General Finishes Milk Paint in Snow White
, then lightly distressed the edges.  After transferring the graphics, I applied two coats of Rust-Oleum Satin Clear CoatMy preferred method for transferring graphics is to tape the images facedown to the lids, and lightly rub with a cotton ball dipped in either lacquer thinner or Citra Solv



No 1 Painted Canister |


A close up:


No 2 Painted Canister Lid |


What do you think?


Numbered Glass Canister Set |


Do you prefer to label canisters with the contents, or something more general or decorative?




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  1. Anne Lewis says:

    I love the vintage look with the glitter. I think I have some crusty patterns around that I could use for this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Love these, too! I kind of like content labels, but it’s disappointing when containers are labeled with contents, but you want to use them for something else. Numbers solve that issue! Did you just print on regular paper or some sort of special transfer stuff?

  3. These are so cute! What a great idea to number them! I love this idea! I could really use these to get organized! Thanks for sharing the graphics!

  4. Sheila that’s beautiful!!!

  5. I love these, Sheila! With the clear container, I like the numbers. If I couldn’t see what was inside, I would label what is in them. Thanks for sharing your graphics, too. I have saved them for when I come across canisters or something else that would look great with the numbers.

  6. I love these! I think if they’re see through containers decorative is lovely, tins should be labeled otherwise its a bit of a nightmare 🙂

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