The other morning I emptied a container of coffee, washed it and set it aside, just in case. Yes, I do that often. It sat on my counter for about a week as I tried to figure out what to do with it. Crayon container, pencil container, storage in my car? So many options.
As I was walking out of the grocery store the other day I passed by the sweetest little flower pot, the perfect size for my coffee container!
Within thirty minutes of coming home I had a completed flower container. Here is what you need...
metal container (from canned veggies, coffee, basically anything in your pantry)
paper or fabric
First prepare the can. Lay the can on its side and measure out the paper. Make sure it wraps around the entire can with about 1/2 inch at the top and bottom of the can. Mod Podge the paper onto the can. Give an extra coat at the seam.
Cut the paper that sticks out at the top and bottom into small strips. Don't cut all the way to the edge of the can. You want to fold these pieces over.
I put a layer of Mod Podge on the inside edge of the paper and then fold. I let it sit for a bit then add some Mod Podge on top on the folded paper. Do this to the top and bottom.
Add a layer of Mod Podge all around and let it dry. This was actually the hardest part, finding a way to dry it. My solution, turn it upside down and find something taller and narrower to place inside.
Add another coat of Mod Podge once the first is dry. Then all you have to do is figure out what you need it for! Any suggestions?