Wednesday, June 11, 2014

And From an Old Can...

Hi Ya!
Today I'm sharing a little handy project I made over the weekend.  I'm finding that I have a ton of tools, but because I have them tucked away here and there in containers I don't use them often. (Huge waist of money and creative opportunity, if you ask me).  As I finished preparing dinner the other night and was about to throw away an empty container I thought wait, I probably could use this...
And from an old can came...
What better way to store my brushes?!! I bought them with the intention of using them for a lot of different things then I got them home and put them in a drawer or container (never to be seen or heard from again)! 
Now I see them, they see me and now we can start playing together.  LOL!!  I placed it on one of the cork wall strips using two Darice Magnets and VOILA!!
So, thinking outside the box...what would you do with an old can?  What item did you buy that's put away and forgotten about? 

Til' next time, thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!!

Supplies:
Can - wash and dry completely
12x12 patterned paper (or size paper needed to cover your can)
Large faux flower
Burlap ribbon (or ribbon of your choice)
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Paper glue/adhesive
Magnets (size to support your can)

The FINE PRINT:  When I started this project I had no intention of blogging it, so there are no step by step instructions, but it's so easy that if you want to make it, I know you can!  :-D  It's so quick and easy!

16 comments:

Shelly said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing!!

mylittlecraftblog said...

That looks so pretty and cheery, Susie. I'd love to see your whole craft room. These glimpses look pretty organized!!

Evelyn

Gerda said...

Very pretty project!! Love the flower!!
Gerda

Lisa said...

My gosh, what a gorgeous transformation!! The flower is so beautiful!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Adrian said...

Cute idea!!

Missy said...

Great idea Susie, and the flower you added is so pretty!

Norma said...

Hi Susie,
Fabulous project and beautiful details:) TFS
hugs,
Norma

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful I love the color and the flower I keep my brushes out alll the time, but they are not in a container as pretty as this. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Tracey said...

You would never know it was the same can.....love the transformation, what a great idea ! Enjoy your weekend!

Karon said...

Beautiful recycle - we could always do with some more storage - great idea! TFS

Sheila H said...

The can is so cute! And I love that you attached it to the wall. My craft area could definitely use organization.

Georgiana said...

Loving that you reused rather than disposing! Your newly decorated storage container looks awesome!

Jeannie said...

I LOVE recycling projects and this turned out just beautifully!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Dayna Sabrina said...

I always admire those of you who will repurpose things like this. I love the way this turned out and that flower is gorgeous.

Dana White said...

Susie this is brilliant. You have inspired me.

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Ohhhh, SOOO pretty! That's certainly the nicest can I've ever seen! One of my goals in the new house is to organize my craft room in such a way as to have my tools accessible so I actually use them. Now all I need is time to create tins like yours!! (Plus, peach iced tea?! That sounds GOOD!)

 
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