Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Knew I Saved That Can For A Reason!


Thank You Monique! 



My son was on a smoothie kick requiring pineapple juice which I could only find in the kind of can that juice doesn't come in that often anymore. It's about 7 in tall. I saved one of them because it seemed like a smart thing to do and with my addiction  collection of K&CO adhesive scrapbook borders continuing to grow, I needed a better way to contain the mess  organize them!

Large juice can

Ordinarily I would have covered with scrapbook paper, but I remembered I had some contact paper scraps and thought they'd work. I also had some decorative tape I picked up from Michaels $1 section so that went into the plan.

Wrapped the can in the contact paper, went around the top and bottom with the tape. Then I went to my sticker stash and got out some clear stickers from American Crafts. I love these sticker books that have pages and pages of stickers and I'm pretty sure I got this one for $2, 3 bucks at Michaels w/ a coupon!

Since this was going to hold my K&CO scrapbook borders, I thought I should use some of them too: 

For the focal, I took a small flower sticker from the pack and mounted it on a white card stock scrap and then mounted to the middle of the medallion sticker on the can using a foam dot.

Here are my scrapbook borders all neat and tidy ( and there's even room for a few more!!!)

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23 comments:

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Lovely! I snagged the same tape from Michael's. I love how you used yours!

Linda said...

That turned out so cute, Carol! I been saving containers to use as organizers...thanks for the inspiration!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Well, isn't that clever!? I saw that tape at Michael's! Thank you for enabling me! I have to pick some up now. :)

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

Now I know what to do with my coffee cans :)

Michele Pacey said...

wow! so pretty! way to recycle Carol! this kind of project goes straight to my little heart... sigh...

Tanyia said...

Great job, I love it!

BEAR's Mom said...

this is too cute...
and i know it won't
take you much time
to fill it completely =)

cuz that's what we do!!!

~victoria~

Vicki said...

Super cute! Great way to use contact paper and tape. Thanks for sharing

Netty said...

That is such a fab idea and looks great as well. Annette x

Melissa said...

Great repurpose!! That tape is awesome!!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Cute! That tape is awesome!

Ashley said...

what a fun idea -- it is SO cute!

Ashley said...

what a fun idea -- it is SO cute!

Holly said...

Those are some seriously cute stickers and borders. I need to dig into my stash. I love your organizational juice cans - I need some of those too.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, that looks awesome! I could think of a lot of things to use this for too! ~Diane

Christine said...

I love it for so many reasons, the use of the stash, the upcycling of the can, the fancy container for the new stash, the amazing $1 tape...

Lori said...

From smoothie scraps to gorgeous embellishment holder in five seconds, only you can do that...

rita jean said...

So simple, yet so elegant!!! Excellent work of art! :)

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

So sophisticated looking! You really made a great transformation. I just washed several large cans like that waiting for the prefect use for them. Great job
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Great idea! You sure do love that tape! lol
Thanks for linking this up.

Monica said...

So posh, love it... black and white can never be underestimated... super creation. Saw it at Monique's.

xxx Monica

Naturally Me Creations said...

I love this idea! I think i can use a few more of these decorative cans to organize my stuff in. Yours looks beautiful! :)

Thanx so much for linking this up at my link up this weekend! :D It's so nice to see you back there again! :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Super cute. I love K & Co. They are from Kansas City (where I am originally from).

Cheri