Thursday, March 29, 2012

Popcorn Tin Face Lift

As a part of my spring cleaning rampage, I have been working on a ton of random projects. This one I did the other night over at Jeff's house, and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. It was super simple, incredibly cheap (felt like it was free since I already had all the stuff on hand) and since it's functional, it makes my life easier. 

Materials: scrapbook paper, scissors, Mod Podge, foam brush, old book pages, magazine clippings, and a popcorn tin (obviously after you've eaten the popcorn).

The reindeer just wasn't cutting it...

I was given this tin for a Christmas present, since popcorn is my favorite snack. I saved the tin for months, not knowing how to use it, but just knowing someday I would think of a good craft for it!

Finally, I figured it out. I started by washing it a couple of times to make sure I got all the butter and stray kernels out, then went to town "measuring" and cutting and snipping and placing and gluing. Then before I knew it, the project was all done! My lovely (and super particular) boyfriend went behind me and used an x-acto knife to make the edges all match up perfectly under the top rim. And by the way, he totally volunteered to do this on his own. Such a sweet guy. :)

Isn't he just so cute?! ;)

The whole project took probably no more than an hour or so, and now I have a super cute bin to store all of my headbands in. Before they were just all willy-nilly in an unruly pile on top of my bookshelf. No more of that nonsense. Now they are stylishly stored in this lovely upcylced popcorn tin! And now they are much more convenient in my bathroom.

Just moved that teal table in here, and it's perfect!

And here's a huge collage of the whole thing so you get a nice little mental image. When viewing the collage, look at the photos from left to right, working down, and that's how it would look if you were spinning the tin in your hands. :) Well, and then tilting it at the end to look inside!

I am so in love with this tin right now. I'm already trying to find more things to do a similar project with... Small coffee can? Old vegetable can? Tiny tuna can? I don't know. But I'm thinking I will repeat something like this soon!

Love and smiles and spring time to everyone :)

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