This is a storage craft project that has so many possibilities on both the decorating and the uses that you “can” do it! Literally, you can!
All of these containers are canisters from either oatmeal, coffee, protein powder, or nuts (or anything else that you buy in a cardboard or plastic canister.) I am going to share a few of ideas of how we decorated ours and just how we are using them.
This is a fun project to get the kids involved in. My kids and their friends covered containers using scrapbook paper, stickers, beads, googly eyes and any other miscellaneous craft supplies my friends could come up with. This is a great way to re-purpose something that might have been previously been destined for the dumpster and create some creative storage solutions for your home.
I use these decorated canisters (pictured to the right) in my craft room. As you can see, I use one to store lids (those metal juice lids) that I use in some craft creations and the other is an open container that I toss in random craft pieces or supplies that are laying on the table. I decorated the “Lids” containers by using colored masking tape and them gluing pom poms to the lid. The smaller striped container I decorated with alternating strands of yarn that I glued in to place.
My daughter was excited when she saw that I decorated these canisters for her with the purpose of holding her hair supplies.
To make these I used pieces of flannel fabric and spray adhesive. I simply cut the fabric to the sizes I needed and then applied spray adhesive in sections on to the canister and slowly applied the fabric, making sure it didn’t bubble up.
As you can see, she now has a cute way to store all her headbands (they fit perfectly around a regular sized oatmeal container) and we can throw all her hair ties inside. The smaller canister is used to hold her brushes and combs in.
Here is another example of how I used the flannel fabric with spray adhesive and made a cute storage containers for my son to put some small cars in.
I did this same technique with the small frog container above that my son is using in his room to throw in all kinds of little trinkets that come out of his pockets at the end of the day.
What kind of things would use you to store in your custom containers?