Thursday, February 7, 2013

Recycled Craft Room Orginazition Project Tutorial

 For all you mommy's out there, here is a great use for all of those used baby formula canisters. If you don't happen to have formula cans, any empty canister will work.

 First choose the scrapbook paper of choice and cut down to the size of the canister. Using an adhesive runner I simply taped the paper onto the canister.

 I wanted to create some way to label what is in the canister so I decided to cover the lid using Silhouette Chalkboard Vinyl! This way I can change what is in the canister and the label at any time.

 I measured the inside circle diameter and using my Cricut Expression 2 Machine cut the circle to size. (I changed my machine settings to 1/10" for size so I could get as close to the exact size as possible)

 It worked out that my chalkboard circle matched up exactly with the size of my canister lid. If your measurements don't match I would make your chalkboard circle a bit smaller than the lid space.

Lastly use chalk and write and draw whatever you want to on the lid!... That's it! Simple and a great way to store scraps and other small crafting supplies. For your smaller embellishments,you could use smaller containers (like butter or yogurt containers with lids). This would be a great way to store things in a kids play room too!


Happy crafting, hope you liked the project!

1 comment:

  1. I have done this also. I use mine for buttons:) Like the idea for the chalkboard vinyl. I will have to get me some. TFS!