Monday, January 30, 2012

Pretty Soup Cans

These pretty soup cans are where my daughter will be storing the countless coloring supplies she received for her birthday and Christmas this year. We spread the word that her favorite thing to do was color and our family and friends obliged. She has every kind of coloring pencil that exists and we needed a way to organize them. Enter my new obsession, Pinterest and I present you my inspiration pieces: tin can desk organizers and embellished cans.

I had to change the process a bit to use what I had which is how I like to craft. After cleaning the cans I spray painted the the inside and borders with pink spray paint. Once that dried I applied leftover scrapbook paper with spray adhesive.

My daughter had a blast organizing all her pencils in her new pretty cans. I now need to make her some baskets for the little things that all girls collect. I also would like to do a small can (think tuna) for her paperclips and erasers.


This is a cereal box covered in scrapbook paper that I made to hold her magazines. The paper I used was very thin and bubbled up. I'm not happy with how it looks but need to wait until they finish the current box of cereal to make a new one. My daughter was able to look past the bubbles and had to have it on her desk when she saw it. I guess it's ok for now although every time I see it I think #craftfail. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like our pretty soup cans!

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13 comments:

Jenni said...

So cute! I remember making something similar with my mom when I was a child. We used old wallpaper samples! :)

Kristi said...

The soup cans are great! This is my kind of organization. I definitely see the beauty in the cereal box, too...I know how frustrating those bubbles can be. Happens to me a lot, too. Would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new "Mop it Up Mondays" party:
http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html
{HUGS},
kristi

(your newest follower)

Crystal said...

Love these! Fantastic way to store your items! :-)

Donna said...

Hi Pati! I hopped on over from I should be mopping the floor linky party! I love the decorative patterns on your cans. I have many saved under the sink that may come out after seeing yours! Those owls I see are also so cute! I love all things owls. Cheers to you and Happy Monday!

Hilary Richards said...

What an adorable idea! I did this once {kind of}, but I didn't spray paint them very well and I never considered using spray adhesive to attach it {I used Modge Podge instead}. Good idea!

I am co-hosting the Tuesday Time Out Inspiration Link Party this week {my first time as a host!}. I would love if you stopped by my blog and posted some of your amazing projects! Thanks!!

http://www.measureonce-cuttwice.com/2012/01/co-hosting-tuesday-time-out.html

xo. Hilary @ www.measureonce-cuttwice.com

momstheword said...

What a clever idea! I love all the different colors you chose. I really like the cereal box magazine holder too. Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

CAS said...

I love recycling those things that would ordinarily become a cast-in-the-trash item! Those are really cute! I personally have never met a jar I didn't like -- big, little or anywhere in between. Thanks for sharing!
CAS

Natasha said...

Love this! Pinning!

Natasha xx

www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Burrowing In said...

Sooo super cute! I was just planning to do some of these and hadn't thought to paint inside the cans! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

http://leftoversplease.blogspot.com

April said...

Those soup cans are adorable! I pinned them!

Amy said...

Those are pretty! I should make some of these to de-clutter both my daughters' desks.

Carmen Tulia Troxler said...

These are beautiful! Quick question though: what about the sharp rim inside these metal cans? Did you do anything to file or get rid of them? Did the paint layers make it dull?
Thanks!!!

Jaly Can said...

Great looking urban art. I am so glad to get a peek at it!