Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shabby Craft Room Recycled Coffee Can Tutorial

Hello lovelies! 
I have been organizing my craft supplies.
I love all of the adorable organizers one can find at Michael's.
However, I am thrifty and wanted to figure out a way to organize my craft supplies without spending any money!
 I decided to create my own cute containers using empty  grocery cans!


Photo courtesy GKR Photography

Grocery Can Tutorial:
Photo courtesy GKR Photography

~Supplies~
Clean grocery cans
Adhesive Spray
Pretty Fabric
Scissors
Embellishments


Step 1

Apply adhesive spray to outside of can in small sections.
Lay fabric on adhesive sprayed section and gently smooth
 fabric to get most of the wrinkles out. 
Continue to work your way around the entire can spraying and then laying fabric until you meet up with your original starting point.


Step 2
 Trim top and bottom of fabric around can edges.
I left the edges a bit frayed for the shabby look but you can tuck and glue fabric if you like a polished look.
If the can does not have a peel off label and you are using a light colored fabric that shows lettering through the fabric,
 you can apply a second layer of fabric and repeat step 1.


Step 3 
Using your hot gun add a ribbon or trim around the edge.
Add fabric rosettes to tie in your colors and give your can that extra bit of Shabby fabulous punch!
Add your favorite creating supplies such as; paintbrushes, floral wire, scissors, pens, glue sticks, crystals etc!
Photo courtesy of GKR Photography

Photo courtesy of GKR Photography
Thank you for stopping by!
If you have cute organizing ideas leave a comment or email me
at oliviasromantichome@gmail.com
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My Romantic Home
 and
Pink Saturday

Big squishy hugs,
Olivia

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful, what a wonder idea! Hugs, Penny

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  2. Olivia you make this look so easy they are beautiful especially the fabric good job! Tracy

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  3. So very pretty and a charming idea!

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  4. Olivia, I love those shabby chic cans..How thrifty !! Smiles to you, Susie

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  5. So glad I saw this post. Today I am working on doing some cans myself. Fun to see yours. I am thinking of spray startch to attach fabric--I am so messy with spray glue:) Yours are so pretty!

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  6. How very sweet- I love those cans made over-they are just beautiful@ xo Diana

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  7. As always .......Adorable, love the fabric and bows

    Carol

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  8. Olivia,

    Hope you will come enter my very fun glass bottle cheese platter giveaway. It so unique!

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  9. Olivia, you are a lady after my own heart. I am loving your recycled grocery containers. They are absolutely gorgeous. I recycle everything I can and still way too much ends up in the landfills!! You are so creative my sweet friend!

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  10. Great Job Olivia!! Let me know if you decide to put some these down at the flea market I would like to get a few!! Too cute! xoxo

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  11. What a great project! And a green one!


    Gabriela

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  12. I love the fabric and embellishments you chose! So very Shabby Chic.

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  13. Good job on that :) If you want, check out my blog
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  14. Nicely done and very pretty. Great idea.

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  15. Very pretty, Olivia! I love ideas like this. Thank you for your visit and Happy Pink Saturday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. Awesome and so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday.

    Come join my Color Connection meme, it is also my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

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  17. What charming containers!! Some resemble elegant hats, and others, keeping with the theme, look like those sweet elastics around the heads of precious bald babies.

    A lovely idea for recycling, and for enjoying.

    rachel

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  18. A very pretty idea! Thankyou for sharing!
    Jennelise

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  19. Just gorgeous! Perfect for Pink Birthday celebration.

    PINK at my page, come and see. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Olivia,
    I love what you did with your cans! Sounds funny, doesn't it? LOL! I too have been decorating ad do some altered cans! What a great and pretty way to recycle!! Hugs,
    Deb

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  21. Hi Olivia..I love this storage solution...so much better (sweeter) than the store bought containers !!

    Happy Pink and Yellow Saturday!!
    xo Tami

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  22. You are just sooo clever Miss Olivia! Great storage ideas that anyone can do!
    Happy pink,
    l
    Lorena

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  23. Great redos of those cans!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Don't those cakes look awesome!

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  24. Hi Olivia! Oh, this is a great and very pretty idea! What a great way to recycle those cans.
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. Thanks for the super sweet tute...

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  26. Great idea with the cans. Love the pretty fabric you used. Hope you had a happy PS. Hugs, Lu

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my page! Love, love the cans! What a great idea!

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  28. LOVE the shabby chic cans!
    I have been saving different size cans and plan to do the same thing. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration to get started!
    Will visit again soon!
    Elizabeth

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  29. Olivia, you are always the creator of beautiful things. Love these.

    Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day even more special. I appreciate you and all you do to make Pink Saturday wonderful.♥

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  30. LOVE this!! Absolutely beautiful.
    I added you to my sidebar blogroll and look forward to more visits.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  31. I pinned it! Thanks for the idea! http://pinterest.com/pin/48554502204671489/

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  32. Just beautiful & clever
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  33. Soo cute! Thanks fornthe tutorial.
    Sherri

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  34. There is very awesome idea! Thank you Olivia.

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  35. I love these Olivia! I'm a new follower. Would you please stop by and link up this post at Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love it. Hope you have time to stop by.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs
    http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/04/transformed-tuesday-35-features.html

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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