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”. Check out what she did with a Whole Foods bag. You will be inspired. Her Bag of Tricks post, here
This is my attempt at creating a “Blah-to-TADA” post. Look back at the photo above to see my trash to treasure 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.
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.
Put a bead on each curtain hook.
Push each hook between two tubes along the top edge of the can.
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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