Antique Clock Face Printable and Tin Can Craft

I’ve been tinkering around with some of my antique clock face images, and turned them into a collage that could be used for all kinds of projects.  I never tire of tin can craft projects, and I’ve been in need of more wall organizers, so I finished a new organizer, using one of the collages, and have the free printable to share with you!

tin can crafts storage wall caddy


To make my wall organizer, I stained a piece of scrap wood that was leftover from another project.

tin can craft step 1 via

I made copies of the collages, and decoupaged them onto the cans.  Normally, I get my copies made on laser printers at Staples, but this time I was working during the night, and decided to see how well an inkjet print would work.  I was pleasantly surprised that the ink didn’t smear.  I still recommend laser copies, because the images are so much sharper and brighter, and depending on the type of ink you use, it may smear if it isn’t laser jet ink, but I got lucky!

I was able to use just one page per can.  I just lined up the image under the top rim of the can, then trimmed it to fit above the bottom rim of the can, and I had a leftover piece of the image each time to put on the back side of each can, but you may need two copies per can, depending on the size of cans you use.

tin can craft tutorial via KnickofTime

Once the glue was dry, I pre-drilled tiny holes into the back of the two larger cans and screwed them onto the board, leaving a little gap between them.

tin can organizer tutorial via

Then, I used E600 glue to attach the smallest can on top of the two larger cans.  Set it in place first, to see where you need to apply the glue to your can.

tin can projects

I let the glue dry overnight, then attached 2

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  1. That is very cute! Love the clock faces Angie 🙂 Do you ever rest? LOL

  2. Ellie LaJuett says:

    So very clever and useful! Love it

  3. I simply adore this project and am definitely making one for myself! It will look great above my vintage sewing machine! Pinned it!

  4. I love this project! Thanks for sharing the printable.

  5. How stinkin cute are they? Love the graphic choice and PInning!

  6. Great project Angie-love it!

  7. Gilmer Gal says:

    I love your tin cans! We don’t have recycle service in the area where I live, and I hate throwing out cans, jars, plastic, etc. So this is a great idea. Good for gifts, even. Thanks so much for sharing

  8. I’ve got a big empty coffee container just screaming for this beautiful collage! Thank you sooooo much!

  9. Thanks for the free printable! I love old clock faces and your tin can collage is amazing! Love it!

  10. Marlene Stephenson says:

    This idea is really cute you are a wonder,thank you.

  11. You are just so creative Angie.
    Love clock faces and really like this one on the tin cans. Need to start saving my tin cans. I will make this one.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z.

  12. Patricia Lynn jones says:

    Love this site, like the clock project, this is a lol ? How do I go about getting the free printable, off my cell phone? Help

    • LOL – Patricia, I’m sorry I’m not much help, because I am a total idiot when it comes to phones! The only recommendation I can make is to visit my site on a computer, so you can save the image to a memory card.

  13. We separate the tin cans and glass out from the rest of the trash– I was just thinking, some of them would make cute organizers with their own labels, like Campbell’s and Bush’s…etc! If someone didn’t have a way to print of these cool clock faces!
    great idea!

  14. Christine Eaton Jones says:

    Your site is quite lovely. Thank you for your generosity.