Decorating the Yard & Garden with Vintage Milk Cans

June 03, 2019
Decorating the Yard & Garden with Vintage Milk Cans #vintage #farmtools #milkcan #creamcan #junkgarden #outdoordecorating #stencils
 I love my vintage milk cans!  

I prefer them unpainted, AND a little rusty.


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One of my favorite stencils is Knick of Times' The Milk And Cream Co. stencil.  It is available following the link on Etsy.

I taped the stencil onto my milk can, (after cleaning the stencil area), and pounced on the stencil lettering using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

Decorating the Yard & Garden with Vintage Milk Cans #vintage #farmtools #milkcan #creamcan #junkgarden #outdoordecorating #stencils

I am almost done planting this year's gardens, and will share more of my ideas and plantings soon.

Other photos of milk cans in the yard:
Decorating the Yard & Garden with Vintage Milk Cans #vintage #farmtools #milkcan #creamcan #junkgarden #outdoordecorating
Milk cans in a row with the rustic birdhouses.

Decorating the Yard & Garden with Vintage Milk Cans #vintage #farmtools #milkcan #creamcan #junkgarden #outdoordecorating
Milk cans and chicken feeder/water.

Decorating the Yard & Garden with Vintage Milk Cans #vintage #farmtools #milkcan #creamcan #junkgarden #outdoordecorating
My friend Dana's vintage farm junk display.

Decorating the Yard & Garden with Vintage Milk Cans #vintage #farmtools #milkcan #creamcan #junkgarden #outdoordecorating
AND, a rusty milk can in tucked into a foundation planting.

I stenciled this surprise free milk can from a church friend with a cow and farm stencil 

Add a pumpkin to the top of a milk can, along with a little raffia in the fall.

I found this milk can top at an estate sale several years ago.  It's such a fun planting piece.

A milk can is perfect in a junk garden vignette.

You can never have too many milk cans!

Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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