Monday, February 18, 2013

How Pinteresting Monday - Bits & Bobs Container


Can you tell I'm in organizing mode? I think all my Pinteresting Monday's have been about storage and organizing so far. Nothings changed. This week it's all about those little bitty bits that I never know what to do with. They are too small for a box or bin of their own, but I do need them. I usually throw them in a whipped topping container, or something similar. So. Not. Pretty.

Can you also tell that I'm reusing and repurposing anything and everything for storage containers?  I'm creating this craft room on a bare bones budget, so anything that will save me $$ is not safe from my paint brush, or in this case, my bottle of mod podge.  Long ago I pinned these sweet little containers, which are just cans covered with pretty paper.


Last year, while cruising T.J. Maxx, I found some rolls of printed kraft paper.  I liked this one with clocks on it.  So I gathered my supplies.

Mod Podge
wrapping paper
sponge brush 
metal container


Pewter Rub 'n Buff
clock charm


Stick on round labels
Walnut Ink


 I rubbed some of the Rub 'n Buff on the gold clock charm to tone down the shiny gold.  Using the Walnut Ink, I spritzed a tiny bit on the label, dipped my finger in water and rubbed it around.  I also decided to add a bead.  Each of these got a jump ring added.  Not shown is a small length of chain to attach the clock and bead to.  You can see I penciled my Bits & Bobs onto the label.


I measured the width and circumference of the side, then cut paper to fit.  For the lid, I traced under the rim, then cut out a circle and kept trimming it off, a little at a time, to get it the right size. The label looked a little small for the can, so to give it some umph, I mod podged this vellum clock face onto the can first.


Finally, I added the charm and bead onto the chain, and attached the chain to the label's jumpring, then used a pop dot (scrapbooking) to the back and pressed it on. Here you can see I also went over my penciled title with a fine point marker.


Now my little tin is ready and waiting for all the little bits 'n bobs I will be tossing inside.







Sure beats a whipped topping container don't you think?

Until next time, keep craftin' and smilin' :)



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9 comments:

  1. Very, very, very cute, Deborah. I love that paper and I love the organization you have there~ xo Diana

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  2. I am glad to know someone else saves all the containers to make storage bins. My husband thought I was saving them for recycling and put them out on the curb. I had to go rescue them. I love how elegant this one is - something special will have to be stored there.

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  3. Adorable! Great idea, I am totally in love with walnut ink too, I think it makes anything look old!!!

    Carol

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  4. visiting from Kammy's corner!!Love this too cute!!

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  5. You did a fabulous make over on that tin. Looks like something you would buy at Home Goods. Love the paper and the charms too.

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  6. How cute! What a great idea!

    Marti
    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/

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  7. Super cute container!! It turned out great. Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

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  8. Too cute! Has a vintage feel to it :) Love how it looks with your newspaper boxes!

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  9. How cute is that!! Love it!

    Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! See you tomorrow evening! :)

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