My Crafty Craft-Table Cachepot – Trash to Treasure Tin Can
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What can you do with a soup can, curtain hooks, those pesky advertising inserts from magazines, and a few beads? You will soon find out. I call it my Trash to Treasure Tin Can.
One of my favorite blogs is Blah-to-TADA.blogspot.com. Claire writes for a newspaper and was asked to write a column about how you could take stuff you would normally throw out and make something desirable from it. Her blog was inspired by her newspaper column.
Her tag line – a crafty recycling blog. Her posts are presented in such a simple effective format – only a few photos and text. Before is “Blah” and after “TADA”.
This is my attempt at creating a “Blah-to-TADA” post.
How to Make a Decorative Cache Post Using a Tin Can
- Cut advertising insert to the height of the can. Roll tightly around a pencil and hot glue edge down. Remove pencil.
Make a bunch so you have a pile like this.
2. Put a line of hot glue on the seam edge of each rolled tube and attach to the can, making sure to keep each roll straight.
3. Put a bead on each curtain hook.
4. Push each hook between two tubes along the top edge of the can.
5. I also hot glued big beads to the bottom as decorative feet. For the bigger can I used an old calendar to make the tubes.
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Darling! I love this!!
I LalalaLOVE this!! This is a perfect project to share at my themed link party -http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=6247
I hope you do :)
I love this, such a great repurposing idea!
Cool. Clearly I’d want you in my blog tribe!
Very cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad to meet you! Love your catch all so much!
I love it! I especially love how you used those pesky inserts. Soooo cute.
Happy sits saturday sharefest!
That is great! I love it! Who would think you could do that with inserts?
Those are just great! I love finding ways to repurpose things. Fun post and great blog. Thanks for visiting me today.
Have a great weekend.
FANTASTIC!!! They look so cool!!
That is awesome! I use tons of cans for each of my 4 kiddies things. This is going to be our weekend project. Thank you so much for sharing.
(p.s.) Stopping by from SITS!
Who would have thunk it. Fun project.
Totally great!! I love green crafts…I make them too.
Very creative. How do you come up with it??? Very, very cute!
My favorite part of this project is that you can hang things on the hooks- making things easy to find and reach.
ooooh, I like this. I love how you can hang the scissors and stuff on the side hooks too!
The can looks so pretty! Good job! I’ll have to check out the blog Blah to TADA as well – such a great concept. Thanks for the inspiration :)
Hi Megan – My mom was very creative and always coming up with clever ideas when I was growing up. I remember going to crafts shows and church bazzaars with her all the time to see what people had made. It fascinated me and still does. Coming up with ideas is is just how my brain is wired.
Thanks everyone for all the nice comments.
Hi Diane! I LOVE your blog :) Thanks for featuring me on your blog…I’m honored(blush)! This project is totally TADA! Happy crafting!
Oh, these are fantastic! I am always looking for cute (nearly free!) storage ideas!!!
We have a friday fun finds party- if you’re interested, we’d love if you’d link up tomorrow! :)
Pure genious! it’s like your on Survivor …for crafters!
SHUT. UP.!!!!!!!!!!! I loooooooove that!!!!!!
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How creative and adorable!!!
This is awesome! I love it!
This is so cool! I would have never thought of it. How cute is that?!