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Vintage Oil Can Boxes

Vintage Oil Can Boxes feature those cute vintage oil cans you may have seen in your grandfather’s shop.  No longer very useful I convert them  into Steampunk jewelry boxes.

I design these Vintage Oil Can Boxes because I have a collection of these antique thumb oil cans and wanted to do something to bring them back for a useful purpose.  The idea of a jewelry box with the oil can being the lid came to mind.  I turn a wood base that the oil can will friction fit into.  The challenge is to make a base shape that works with the oil can shape, color and size.  There are an infinite amount of shapes and colors to invent.  They represent a throw back in time for DIY folks. I think every grandfather had one to keep the motor on the furnace running. At least, that is what I hear at craft fairs.  Someone walks up and says, “Hay, my grandfather had one of those.”

The wood base is 3 1/4 inch diameter by 3 1/2 inches tall. The antique oil can lid is 5 inches tall. Total height is 8 1/2 inches.

The oil can fits snugly into the wood base and will make a great safe place to hold jewelry on a nightstand or just be an accessory piece on a desk.

Gift Idea

This is a great gift for that special handyman or gal or Grandfather Gift Jewelry not included, but is available in my store.

If you like these Vintage Oil Can Boxes there are other items in my store you may appreciate. Take a look at Color Pencil Jewelry Holder

I also have an Etsy store and there are items there that may be of interest to you.  Please take a look around.


All the items that I offer are made in my studio in Montvale NJ USA.  Each item is original and limited in production.  I do not sell any third party items.


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