Stenciled Kitchen Canister Set

Martha Stewart Stencils

I am so happy to show you this quick and easy kitchen canister revamp, using the new Martha Stewart stencils available at Michaels.  I am sure you have seen the beautiful projects out there debuting this new line.  I showed you my stenciled cork board, here.  This time I used the adhesive stencils, and loved them!  Follow along as I take you from thrift store junk, to adorable kitchen set…


  • Old canisters
  • Krylon Dual Ivory
  • Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils
  • Stencil brush or sponge
  • Acrylic paint in red and blue
  • Krylon Clear Coat to seal


  • Clean canisters with soapy water and dry with lint free cloth
  • Martha Stewart StencilsSpray paint with Krylon Dual.  I used Ivory.  It took several coats to cover the dark images on the tin canisters.  Krylon dual is primer and paint in one and I LOVE it.  It has wonderful coverage and doesn’t run.  Very easy to use.  They are not paying me for this post.  It’s just that good.

Krylon Dual

  • Let this be overnight.  Otherwise the stencil adhesive will pull off the paint and you will be really annoyed (trust me).  Choose your design and place stencils accordingly.  I used Martha’s sponge pouncer for paint application.  Worked great.

Martha Stewart Stencils

  • Remove stencil while paint is still wet.  Let that color completely dry before moving on to a new color.  Once dry, seal project with your favorite sealant and that is it!  I am in love with them.  Thinking about adding an antique knob to the top.  What do you think?

Martha Stewart Stencils

Martha Stewart Stencils



  1. looks great! I love MS stencils! I just bought one the other day and I loved it. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. What an adorable makeover! Those came out so stinkin’ cute!!

  3. I love those, so cute!

  4. These are very cute! I love how simple they are.

  5. Those are great! I love the colors that you chose. We are looking for new canisters but haven’t found ones I like yet, I wonder if I can just buy sorta ok ones and fix them… hmmm… thanks for the inspiration!

  6. love the red and aqua together. looks too cute!

  7. These are adorable… I love the colors and the stencils you used. Very vintage yet updated at the same time.

  8. These are adorable and I know just the person who needs them! Yay!

  9. This is such a great idea! Does it every change the look of plain canisters, and what a great way to recycle the old ones instead of adding them to a landfill! Awesome idea :)

  10. So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!!

  11. What a humongous improvement! They look so cute!
    I would love to have you link up with Creative Me Monday at The Southern Institute! My linky party runs all week long. Here’s the link:

    Hope to see you there!


  12. these are the cutest! love the color combo.

  13. OMG, I totally have to make some when I redo my kitchen! Very cute. And I say yes to the knobs!

  14. Very cute!

  15. I featured your post this week! Thanks for sharing with WorkShop Wednesday!

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