I mentioned in my last post (Labeling Glass Canisters) that I had a DIY canister project I wanted to share with you. Well, here it is. After several years of using small, glass Ikea canisters for my baking needs, I've moved on to these large, repurposed canisters….and it only cost me $10 to do it:)
I was inspired by these canisters that I saw at Hobby Lobby. In need of the large canisters, I priced them only to discover they were $15 a piece. I needed eight canisters for the following items: flour, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, stevia, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. I really didn't want to spend one hundred-plus dollars on canisters, so I decided that I was just gonna have to get creative.
Here's what my canisters looked like before their makeover. I recently found these holiday tins at Hobby Lobby, and the best part is that they were clearanced at 90% off. While these tins met my storage needs, the festive decorations on them....well, not so much. To fix that little problem, I got my craft on and spruced them up a bit.
These are the way my canisters turned out after they received their makeover. Obviously my version of these canisters is not dishwasher safe. Since they are only holding flour and sugar, a quick wipe down of the inside of the canisters is sufficient when they need to be cleaned. Supplies needed for this project are as follows: recycled tins, paper, Mod Podge, letters, and spray paint. Here's how I gave eight holiday tins a practical makeover.
First, I took off all of the lids off and painted the tops of them only. I did not paint the bottom of the lids for obvious reasons.
While the lids were drying, I began to transform the outside of the tins with paper and Mod Podge. I measured my paper to fit each container. It took two pieces of scrapbook paper to fit around one container.
|Once the paper was ready to be assembled, I brushed a layer of Mod Podge onto one half of the container.|
Then, I placed one of my pieces of paper onto the glued surface. Once the first piece was secure, I Mod Podged the other side and applied the second piece of paper.
Once the paper has been applied around the perimeter of the container, a second layer of Mod Podge needs to be applied to the paper to give a sealed, finished look to the containers.