It’s back to school time!  Time to organize your supplies and maybe even charm the new teacher with a little gift.  I combined the adorable miniatures and paint cans available at Consumer Crafts to make these fun storage containers.
(This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am a member of the Design Team.)

To make your own you will need:

See Through Storage Paint Can
Red Wagon
Rusted Tin Scooter
Rusted Tin Wire Net
Washi Tape
Baker’s Twine
Spray Paint
Scrap paper and tags

I made two versions of these storage cans, one appropriate for children and the other a bit more masculine, because it is so hard to come up with gifts for male teachers!


First, I removed and spray painted the lids of the cans.  The green is Krylon’s Ivy Leaf, and the other is Krylon’s semi-gloss black.

Next, I used E-6000 to glue the miniatures onto the lids.



For the red and black pail, place three strips of washi tape around it, and embellish it with a chalkboard vinyl tag.

For the green and mesh pail:
Cut a strip of 12 by 12 cardstock, distress the edges, and adhere with double sided tape.  There will be a slight gap.

Cut a piece of the tin wire net to cover the cardstock.  Hold it in place with double sided tape, and cover the gap with washi tape.

Embellish the can with twine, tags, and buttons.

Wrap the handle with bakers twine to make it look like a rope.


Now you’re free to fill each pail with school supplies or treats!  Gift them or use them to organize your own supplies.  Enjoy!





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