Monday, January 14

DIY Custom Canisters

I've been a busy little crafter lately. The silver lining of moving so much is that it gives me an excuse to update a few things here and there, and I'm just about done! Here's an easy DIY that I did over the weekend.

I love the canisters we've used for the past few years, but they finally started to crack on us.

I found these adorable canisters at Target but wasn't too crazy about the colors (specifically the mustard yellow one!) Then I remembered that you can paint just about anything now, so with a little Googling and a trip to Michael's, I discovered FolkArt glass paint. So cheap ($2.50 a bottle!) and so easy. (Martha Stewart also has glass paint but doesn't have as many colors as FolkArt.)

Simply paint your glass or ceramic object and let it air dry for 1 hour. Then, place your items into a cool oven and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Allow them to completely cool in the oven before removing them. Now you have a beautiful, dishwasher-safe canister! (I threw in my spoon rest, too!)

I used my chalk pen to label them, which gives you a peek into our healthy, well-balanced diet :)

Happy Monday, y'all!


Carolyn R said... Best Blogger Tips

SO CUTE! I love this idea!!

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Love these girl!!! Super cute!

Brianna said... Best Blogger Tips

CUTE! What a great idea!
And I had no idea they had chalk PENS!

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

They look cute.

Heather Nelsen said... Best Blogger Tips

You are too cute! Love it!!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I have no canisters to paint...but I'm totally painting my spoon rest! I've been hating the color almost since I bought it...

Shelly said... Best Blogger Tips

I love those canisters. I have been wanting them, but they don't all match my kitchen. I would have never thought to paint the lid. That opens up so many options!

Erin Branscom said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty! Love it! You have a great blog. Erin

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