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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tin Can Organizer

I have to be honest and say that this was not an original idea. I saw this on someone elses blog. I thought that it was such a quick and easy idea. I wanted the organizer to sit on my desk in my dining room. I spray painted  the cans to match our buffet. I decided to use six of them. Once the paint had dried I brought them back inside and used my glue gun to glue them together. I ran a strip of glue down each side and they stuck pretty easy. When I was finished I cut a strip of leftover fabric to glue around the center outside. I also used a sheer ribbon to go over the top of the fabric for a layered look. Then I glued a flower to put on the center front to dress it up a little. Lastly I used three pieces of rope and braided them together to form a handle. I hope you enjoy the finished product.



This was such a quick and fun project and best of all it was free.





























18 comments:

La Maison Reid said...

Great idea. Can't think of a desk that couldn't use one of those! Found you on All Thingz Related. Have a wonderful week!

Chris said...

What a fun idea. The colors you picked are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I’m Barb….I am from TTA & Santa’s Gift Shoppe. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

LuLu said...

Very cute idea...thanks for sharing, I am your newest TTA follower!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Awesome idea. Looks super fancy...

New follower in the house from TTA. Would love to hear back from you. Can't wait to come back here and look around some more!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Looks fabulous!!! I sooo need to make my mom one of these for her craft room! You did a great job!

Sarah said...

I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along.
I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!

Joy said...

Following from Tuesday Tag-along. Love your organizer and especially love that it was an inexpensive project! Would love to have you visit me @ mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

I love free and useful projects. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday link party this week. I would love for you to join.

Leanne said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea at We're Organized Wednesday.

Annabelle said...

Totally cool and it looks so easy! I'm Annabelle and I'm your newest follower.

If your readers crochet, I have lots of free crochet patterns. Just click on my name or icon above.

:)

Cassie Patel said...

I like this idea. Thanks for inspiring me to take my tin can organization to the next level. I am your newest follower.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

What a cute idea and it is the right price (smile. I too work mostly from my dining room table and this would be so easy to stash in the buffet when I'm not working. Thanks for sharing! Annette

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Fab Finds today!
I think I'll use this for cutlery. Be a great carrier for outdoor dinners!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Cute & you can't beat free!!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Turned out great!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Practically Spent said...

I like it! How perfectly frugal, functional & cute.

Lesa's Life said...

Thanks for sharing this idea! Super cute.