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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can Craft Organizer





Sorry with as many cans we go through I have another can tutorial. I definately needed this one though to hold scissors, pencils and all my other gadgets.



I started out with six clean empty cans in the same size and painted each with Krylon srpay paint on the inside and outside.



Added glue to one side of one of a can.




Attached a second can to that and did the same and attached a third can. I repeated this with the following three cans.



Then I glued the first three to the second three.



I added extra glue to each joint to make sure it held better.





On mine there was a little space between the two middle cans, I just glued the other sides extra good.





Cut a long piece of this jute rope I just eyeballed it I didn't measure. It's for the handle.


Slipped one end of the rope through one side of the cans and glued the rope down.


Glued down the rope at the top of the cans and then did the same with the other side of the rope to the other side of the can.


After the rope was attached I took the container outside and sprayed another coat of spray paint all over including the rope.


I cut a strip of burlap as wide as I liked and long enough to fit around the cans, and glued it around, then cut some coordinating ribbon to go around on top of the burlap and glued it.



This is how I'm leaving mine cause it will be in my desk cupboard but if it's out to see I would embellish it more.


This is the embellishment from my soup can candlestick here I think that looks adorable and will have to make another one for my computer desk to sit out!!


Here is mine partially filled in My Craft Desk. Practically free just a few odds and ends I had. Don't you love it?












24 comments:

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Heather,
This is a fantastic idea! I am definitely gonna give this one a try. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day!
Hugs,
Donna

Denise Marie said...

lovely and you are recycling and being green and everything. lol

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love the color and burlap! I hope you add this to the can show at my blog!

Veronica said...

Hi Heather, I just found your blog and I LOVE it.... Very creative.... I will be a frequent visitor....

Veronica said...

Hi Heather, I just found your blog and I LOVE it.... Very creative.... I will be a frequent visitor....

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Well this is very very clever. So clever that I linked it on a forum. You can see it here: http://dixiepieces.com/forum/topic/6888?replies=1#post-68912

Valencia said...

Are you kidding me? You are a craft genious...lol I go through sooo many cans in a week. I'd love to see more can ideas..AWESOME!

Sarah said...

I like how you grouped them together! :) And the color turquoise. Love that. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings!
-Sarah

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

This is fantastic!!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is so creative! Love the color! What a great idea! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hello! I'll be featuring your cans today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! ~Stephanie Lynn

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

So cute and inexpensive! I can see me making one for my son's craft supplies. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

What a cute idea! Saw you featured at Under the Table and Dreaming. I may try this with all of the extra sippy cups I have lying around, lol

Gay Vaughan said...

You scored with the can idea...again! Thank you for joining my hodgepodge party. I love it! I hope you will join again.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Rach said...

I love this idea. It turned out so cute. I will continue to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Rach from budgetsonadime.blogspot.com

Powers Fam said...

Your caddy is super cute!! I currently store my crafting scissors in a bag in a drawer. I would love to store them and a few other tools in a caddy displayed on a shelf. I'll probably make one for my daughter to hold her crayons and other crafty stuff. Great idea!!

Confessions Of My Obsessions said...

I hope you don't mind I linked you from my blog. This idea is AMAZING! I can't wait to give it a try!

Jeannette said...

I really like this one. That's a good idea making it into a caddy you can carry around. Good luck on all your projects!

Kory said...

I really really love this, and attempted one of my own! I linked to your blog in my post to show people how it's *really* done, hehe. Hope you don't mind me linking to you!

Maggie Mae said...

How do you spray the insides of the cans without drips and cover all of the inside?

Heather said...

Maggie,
I hold the spray paint can a few inches away from the cans and do short even stroke's making sure not to stay in one area very long. I don't do it in just one coat either, it take's several thin coat's of paint. I hope this helps.

Cori said...

This is great! I am your newest follower and I hope you'll follow me back over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

Calvin T said...

When things are organized in a good way, work will move on very fast and you will not have any problems finding different items here and there. Thanks for sharing.. looking more for Best Craft Organizer

Kit Bennett said...

What a fabulous idea - Bet duct tape would work instead of the ribbon too.

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