Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kitchen Canisters

So I got these canisters, I think, as a bridal shower gift 10 years ago... it was a set of three, about six months ago I was going to buy new canister because I wanted two big ones, for wheat & white flour, but to buy two big cansiters and two other ones is like $100 bucks... which I don't have lying around... so I thought hhmm wouldn't it be nice if I could find another big one just like the ones I have... so for the last 6 months I've been checking D.I. and KSL Classifieds for another canister just like mine to match... then one GLORIOUS day I was in D.I. and I turned around and there it was!!!! I literally gasped out loud... I know there not the cutest canister in the whole world, but I was so thrilled to actually find a match so I didn't have to buy all new... so now that my set is complete, I needed to refresh them... I tied this fabric around the three about 8 years ago and it has sat like that ever since... time for a makeover... I Love a before and after shot so here is BEFORE...and here is AFTER....
And here is the process and a fun, cheap project that took 15 minutes and cost $2.12
first I cut up strips of scrapbook paper from Roberts Art & Crafts and glued two of the strips together for each canister so they would fit around it...

then printed off my labels
I cut them up and used the other side of the red print, which was brown, as a backing for the label
glued them onto the brown and then decided I wanted to laminate them to allow them a longer lifespan, and by laminate I mean I stuck them on a piece of packing tape and then folded the tape in half to cover both sides...

then trimmed them accordingly...
stuck the new laminated label onto the strip of paper, first stuck a tack in it, to make a hole...
... then I put a brad in...
and done... ready to wrap around the canisters...
finished project!!! So cute and so much better!!!



2 comments:

Bevan Family said...

I love your new blog! Could you now come to my house and organize and refresh my crazy life? I totally wish I was as creative and ambitious as you are!

Tom and Annie said...

I have never used a tack to make a hole for brads! I must be just dumb, but I will totally do that now! ha ha Love the new canisters -- so easy and soooo lucky you found the same one!