How to Customize a Metal Canister

This metal canister was just too 
cute to pass up at a garage sale last weekend.

metal canister

metal canister with decal and chalkboard

I created a label from the Graphics Fairy outstanding collection of graphics.

I printed out the image with a laser printer (not in reverse) and coated the image with Omni Gel Transfer Medium.

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I gave it 3 coats and let each coat dry in between. 

label on metal canister

When the paper was dry I cut around the image and wet the back of the paper. 

I rubbed off the paper until I had a plasic-y image in my hand.

Then I placed it onto the canister and gave the image another top coat of Omni Gel.

metal canister with label

That's it... 

The image looks amazing!

enamelware canister and chalkboard

This canister is perfect for a laundry soap container but you can choose any image you like and use it on anything! 

The directions on Omni Gel say you can use it on a variety of surfaces. 

metal container with label

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .