Vintage Tin Wall Pocket

Old is new again -- like the vintage-look tin ceiling tile used for this antiqued hanging pocket.
What You Need:
Hanging Card
Add your favorite flowers to this
delightful little hanging pocket.

  • 11-3/4-inch-square decorative tin ceiling tile
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Ruler
  • 1/8-inch hole punch
  • Wire cutters
  • 18-gauge copper wire
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Spray primer for metal
  • Acrylic paint (ivory)
  • Paintbrush
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Decorative button
  • Silk flowers or greenery
  • Raffia

Instructions:

1. Mark a point in the center of each edge of the tin ceiling tile using a ballpoint pen. With a ruler and the pen, score a line diagonally across the tin tile, connecting two adjacent points. Repeat two more times. One set of points is not connected with a scored line (this is the top unfolded edge of the pocket).

2. Carefully bend the tin along the scored lines to create the pocket. Punch holes in the three corners that meet in the center of the folded pocket.

3. Punch a hole at each side of the pocket to receive the wire hanger. Cut two 1-yard lengths of copper wire and twist them together for the hanger. Slip the hanger ends through the punched holes. Twist and attach the ends using needle-nose pliers.

4. Spray the planter with primer. Let dry. Apply two thin coats of ivory paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats. Sand the surface to reveal small areas of tin.

More Ideas:

  • Make a wall pocket to hold all your important mail.
  • Hang your pocket near the kitchen table to store pretty napkins.