Saturday, July 19, 2008

Craft: Formula Can Make-over

We have recently had to start using more formula cans, and I decided instead of sending them on to the recycling center.. that I would give them a new life. Have a look:



ITEMS NEEDED:
- Formula Cans (.. or others, use your imagination)
- Glue
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Paper (I used old calendar pages- might also work with fabric)

HOW TO:
- Wash & dry can
- Pick out paper you want to go around it
- Cut paper to size
- Glue & let dry
- Enjoy. =o)

TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER:
- Add twine, ribbon, raffia, buttons, etc.
- Label with scrapbooking stickers

USES:
- Craft notion storage
- Make into a toliet paper- tissue dispenser by cutting sunburst holes in lid
- Use for handkerchiefs
- Use as dried flower vase
- Decoration
- Anything small you need to store. =o)


I've kept the lids but I'm not sure what can be done to dress them up. Will let you know if I come up with something!

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Ways to dress up a lid:
Glue paper on the INSIDE of the lid for a frosted glass look.

Fake flowers glued to the lid can make it seem like a vase of flowers when closed.

Paint the cover a different color.

Ribbon flowers.

If the lid doesn't need to be intact (like if you're making it a tissue holder)... cut two holes close to each other, thread ribbon through and tie. Repeat as often as wanted. Use different sizes and textures.

Also could cut slashed in the lid and do ribbon or paper weaving on the top for an interesting look.

Michelle (MommyMish)

Jeana said...

That's very clever!