It isn’t a secret, I LOVE a good deal. And, one of my favorite places to shop to get a good deal is Dollar Tree. They have everything from gift wrapping supplies (the only place I can get the cellophane basket bags) to food. I was in there last week purchasing a few items for my emergency kit when I ran into these cute little containers.
I have been looking for a cheap solution to organizing coins in my household and thought these would be the perfect solution. They aren’t too big, they are not going to break (remember, I have two kiddos that will be helping me), and they are clear (perfect for decorating).
So, I purchased four of these beauties and turned them into my office coin organizers.
And, here is how I did it!
Step 1: I cut scrapbook paper to fit the front side of the container.
Step 2: Using my Avery labels, I created a label for each piece of scrapbook paper.
Step 3: I attached the pieces of scrapbook paper to the inside of the jars using double-sided tape.
And, here is where it takes a turn. Remember, I told y’all not every project turns out how I envisioned it. Sometimes, I have to makes some changes. Well, this is a perfect example.
I wanted to create slits in the top of each lid, so I did some research online. I saw several different approaches to this process. I decided to use a knife and tin snips. Well, after making some cuts, this is what my lids looked like…
Not good! The uneven look of them was driving this OCD girl insane. Plus, the knife cracked the lids almost in half. So, I had to think about a solution.
After some thought, I decided to go with some extra fabric I had lying around.
Step 4: I cut a large square piece of fabric and attached it to the top of each jar using a rubber band.
Step 5: I trimmed off the edges of the fabric and tied a piece of white ribbon around each rubber band.
Step 6: Using my crafting knife, I cut a slit in the top middle area of each piece of fabric.
I placed the new coin storage containers in the empty basket on the wall beside my crafting corner.