|Recycle a cookie tin and a formula (or coffee) can into cute girls' hair and jewelry organizers |
with scrapbook paper and spray adhesive, and easy word art labels.
I just wanted to share this quick project with you--and I mean quick. I grabbed some goodies from our Potential Craft Stuff tote (I've mentioned before that I save random things that would otherwise be household trash like boxes, tins, paper towel rolls, egg cartons, etc. and in a big plastic storage bin to raid for crafty recycling projects) which included a baby formula can and a cookie tin. To spruce these up, I consulted the Big Box o' Scrapbook Paper and had Avi help choose some pretty prints. To be honest, I steered her towards a carefully chosen selection of paper that a) at least somewhat goes with the whimsical garden-themed bathroom of hers, and b) wouldn't make me sad to chop it up (if you are a collector of papers too, you can relate, if not, well you'll have to take my word).
From here it's pretty straight forward: trace the lid onto the back of the paper, cut, and adhere. I used Scotch Super 77 spray adhesive, because I was gluing onto metal and because it is quick, bonds to practically anything, and lays down nicely...Super indeed. I whipped up a label in a Word document and printed it on card stock, cut out, glue down. I decided I didn't need to cover the sides of the tin as they were a solid color without any markings, but to break up the solid aluminum inside, I traced another circle in a plain sparkly green card stock to lay down in the bottom. For the little pony tail holders and hair clips, I peeled the label off the formula can, and traced twice it onto another piece of scrapbook paper, sprayed adhesive to one piece, and carefully wrapped it around the can. Then I used the other piece to line the interior. I merely changed the word "jewelry" to "hair stuff" on my Word label and reprinted it, then glued this on too.
Total time: 20 minutes for two organizers. Total cost: nothing--everything was recycled or was on hand. Tis' the season for cookie tins and to go through coffee canisters so set aside yours and turn them into something crafty.