When you have a house full of teenagers, every little thing helps when it comes to organization. Not too long ago I recycled a nut can to create a loose change container that really helped with the haphazard laying of coins around the house. It seems to really help knowing that you have a cute container specifically for the purpose. Another problem the girls have (and even I am slightly guilty) is keeping up with bobby pins. Bobby pins are constantly needed when doing any kind of updo with long hair and have a tendency to be left here, there and everywhere. They seem to be everywhere and nowhere (when you need them) all at the same time. No one wants to take the time to return them to the cards they usually come on, so I decided to see if I could apply the same thinking with bobby pins. I decided to create each of us our on container to toss them in, keep them organized and make them easier to transport when needed. Creating this container could not be easier.
You will need an empty tic tac container, Mod Podge, decorative paper and/or fabric, spray paint, a sponge brush, scissors and any other decorative materials you wish to add.
1. Removed labels, pop off top of empty tic tac container and hand wash.
2. Spray paint top desired color.
Note: In this pic I painted the top silver. I painted the tops gold for the ones shown in finished pics.
3. Paint the body of the container with a layer of Mod Podge and apply decorative paper or fabric to cover. Allow for dry time then top fabric or paper with another layer of Mod Podge to finish.
I used a thick top coat of Mod Podge and heavy brush strokes on the one I covered with paper to give it more of a painted look. I used thin layers and light strokes on the one I covered with fabric. I also hot glued on gold ribbon, tied in a bow.
Couldn't be easier and looks much classier than leaving on a paper card! Don't you think? Only time will tell if my girls will actually use theirs but mine will definitely come in handy. I'm thinking these containers would also be great to use to store other small items such as straight pins in the sewing room, medication for travel and etc.
Be sure to check out more great recycled storage container tutorials:
Upcycling Plastic Ice Cream Buckets Into New Storage Containers for Craft Projects, Laundry Detergent and More!
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