Pretty Canisters!

My neighbor is a pharmaceutical sales person.

She has a bunch of plastic canisters that she can no longer give to her clients...

And she didn't know what to do with them so she gave me several.

Here is what they looked like as my neighbor gave them to me...

All I did was create an individual look for each one out of scrapbooking paper and supplies that I had on hand.

Canister #1 was bound with paper ribbon and then I made a rose out of burlap and embellished with an old skeleton key, etc. and added a chip board #1.
Canister #2 was bound with paper I wove and embellished with a cute scrapbooking purse and added a chip board #2.
Canister #3 was bound with black scrapbooking paper that I hand punched on the edge and then I made roses out of old sheet music and embellished with an old scrabble letter M and added a chip board #3.
Canister #4 was bound with grey scrapbooking paper that I hand punched on the ends and embellished with a ribbon, and a picture of a bird and her nest of four eggs. I added the word NEST with scrapbooking key letters and added a chip board #4.
 I will be using these in my craft room to hold supplies in.
Don't you think that these are so cute and versatile? They could be decorated to coordinate with any room like, a bathroom to hold cotton balls, etc. in.
 What a fun project these have been. My friend was given some too and she painted chalkboard paint in a band around where the letters are to cover them up and now has a cute canister set that she uses in her kitchen. All she needs to do it write in chalk the contents of the canister!

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  1. Oh so cute, we can't let those go to waste!


  2. I love this project...especially canister #3!!! Too cute!

  3. These are great - I can imagine using these as gifts, filled with cookies or candy!

  4. I love those canisters!!! You made them so unique!! What a great neighbor you have!

  5. My favorite is number 4! I just fell in love with that one. Love them all...but number 4 is just so beautiful!

  6. Oh how pretty your canisters are! I love each and every one.


  7. Your canisters look really pretty. What a fantastic recycling idea. Ali x

  8. These are so, so cute!! Love all the detail and embellishments! Would be super delighted if you could join us & link up at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/06/mop-it-up-mondays-21-with-give-away.html

  9. Lucky, lucky you. I love how you embellished each of them.

  10. They are absolutely adorable. What a great idea.
    Kudos to you, girl.
    Carole R.
    Burlington, MA

  11. These canisters are gorgeous! You have a very good eye. Great to have a neighbor with great "cast offs". :)

  12. Loving those canisters! You did such a lovely job making them pretty! Visiting from Ivy and Elephants. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday link party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-2.html Wishing you a grand day! P.S. My voice teacher (from grad school SIU) is from Quincy. The Wagner family. Quincy is a good place to live and be from. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. These are so adorable and done so creatively!! Great looks for the canisters!!

    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

  14. They are so pretty. Each one is gorgeous. You are so creative!

  15. These look amazing! I love the way you gave each one a different flair! So unique, perfect in a craft room. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ivy and Elephants!

  16. Those are so pretty. I love the key one. Very "ALice".


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