This project isn’t that unique, in that I did something really similar in my son’s room makeover:
But from the day I made them, little sister has been thieving the can of colored pencils. So I knew I needed to create something similar in her new room.
Gather your supplies….paper, trim, Mod Podge, FabriTac, small wood letters, container:
I found these galvanized buckets at Ikea…they are part of a whole system I’m
hoping will work creating.
Since the buckets are angled, I couldn’t do an easy wrap-around with the scrapbook paper. And since I’m most interested in the easiest fixes…I opted to glue the paper on in little squares:
Cutting the paper into squares is a good job for your tatted-up, flamingo dancing little helpers:
I put a layer of ModPodge on first, then placed the squares, overlapping them in sort of a mosaic fashion. This worked really well with the pattern of this particular paper…definitely something to consider when choosing your paper for a similar project.
I used the FabriTac to
haphazardly glue the trim around the top edge:
I wanted to add a bit more personalization with her initials. So I traced the wooden letters on scrapbook paper, and painted them since the sides and backs will show a little:
(That bloody-looking Q-tip is totally grossing me out!! It was a great little paintbrush for the small letters though.)
After gluing the paper to the painted letters, I glued them to the front of the can:
Fill them with newly sharpened colored pencils and brand-new markers and you’ve got one happy girl:
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