I'm a lover of nature inspired décor. Us Floridian's don't have the pleasure of Birch Trees growing around us and the cost to go buy them could get costly if you wanted a bunch.
Time to create my own!
I had a couple ideas on how to get the birch look. You could buy birch paper and glue it around the can...spending money. I thought it would be cool to apply torn paper to the can and painting over it but since this is my first go at this, I stuck to just paining it.
I would suggest spraying on a primer before painting the can if you want it last a long time. I didn't have any on hand so just went with it.
Start saving your cans!
These are the paint colors I used.
Base: Antique White (1st.)
Brown: Spice Brown (2nd.)
White: Wedding Cake (3rd.)
While the first layer (base) color is still wet, take a small dab of the brown and brush randomly placed strokes all around the can.
Let that layer dry!
Once it is completely dry, take a small amount of the white and randomly brush white all around the can.
Let it dry again and use a very fine paint brush to randomly place the little brown slits.
This is what you will be left with!!
From here you could add embellishments to the can, flowers, twine, burlap, etc. Have fun with it!