Welcome to my first blog post in my new monthly section. Once a month, I am going to take an item that most people would consider trash or Goodwill worthy and turn it into something usable and cute. As most people know, I am a huge Goodwill person. If I am not using something, I like to give it away. So, I am trying to take a different perspective here and think outside my box.
My first “litter to glitter” items that I chose were a few old plastic Folgers coffee containers. I do not like to throw plastic away. So, I usually put them in the recycle bins at school, but this time, I decided to try something creative. Take a look at how I turned these coffee containers into cute paper clip and staple holders for work.
Step 1: Peel off the labels
Step 2: Get all of your materials together.
You may notice the fabric. I also used it on my car trash cans.
Step 3: Measure and cut the fabric. Make sure you measure the length and the
width of the container, so you cut enough fabric. You sure don’t want to waste any!
Step 4: Pour Mod Podge in a bowl or cup and spread it across the back
of the fabric.
Step 5: Place the fabric around the coffee container. I added some extra Mod
Podge to the outside of the fabric too in order to make sure it stayed in place.
Also, it makes it nice and shiny!
Step 6: Let it sit for approximately 24 hours and it will look like this! If you
notice, they still need to dry a little bit more. I took this picture
after about 18 hours of drying.
A view with my staples and paper clips added to them.
One more view.
Happy DIY Day,