I don’t know about you, but I get some great DIY and craft inspiration from Pinterest. I needed to come up with super cheap decorative plastic storage containers for all those bulk items I have around the house and found this on Pinterest:
How awesome is that?!
It is from “Wipes Container Reuse” over at Infarrantly Creative. Basically, she recycled old Lysol wipes containers and mod podged fabric on the outside to make it super cute. I got inspired!
So I looked around the house, and out in the garage in the recycle bin.
My husband had brought three very large round plastic containers home from work thinking I could use them for something ( I love that man). Basically, they are the same containers that bulk foods come in from Costco or Sam’s Club. I also pulled out a plastic cat litter container from the recycle bin.
I didn’t have any fabric that I wanted to use, but I did find dollar store wallpaper borders I had bought.
The rest of the supplies:
My heavy duty paper trimmer
Paint sponges and brushes
Cup of water
I measured and cut the wallpaper border using the heavy duty paper trimmer (for a nice straight line).
I followed the directions as if I was going to apply it to a wall and wet the back to activate the adhesive already on the wallpaper border.
I applied the border to the plastic containers, making sure to rub all the air bubbles out. Next, I started applying the layers of mod podge. As you can see, my kitchen table got a bit messy.
Five layers of mod podge later (15 minutes of dry time between coats), some fancy schmancy labels from my favorite label maker, dollar store plastic hooks and measuring cups and here they are:
That gorgeous feline there is Belle, she was my craft assistant today.
So what am I using these containers for? One is for bird seed, one is for rat chow (my daughters saved up their money and bought pet rats this weekend), one is for dog treats, and the old cat litter container is for some home made laundry detergent (post coming soon).
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