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.
Pewter Rub 'n Buff
Stick on round labels
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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