Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tea Storage: Quick Afternoon Project

One afternoon, as I was rearranging my tea cabinet once again (when am I not rearranging?), I discovered a use for those baby formula cans that were very quickly piling up in my garage. After all, I had to save them. They are such great containers. And, I knew I would find a use for each and every one of them.

I pulled one out, took the label off and began.

Materials needed:

1. Formula Can with top
2. Scrapbook paper
3. Ribbon
4. Hot Glue Gun
5. Scissors
6. Paper Letters or other stick on letters for labeling


1. Remove the label from the can
2. Measure your scrapbook paper for length and width and cut a piece to fit around the can
3. Use your hot glue gun to attach the paper
4. Add a piece of coordinating ribbon along the vertical seam where the paper edges come together (use hot glue gun)
5. Add letters on the side to notate what is in the can
6. Step back and admire

I used this can to store tea bags so they would be easy for me to reach in the cabinet. And, as a bonus, my tea now lives in a pretty storage container.

You could also cover the top of the can with scrapbook paper to match. I just left it the same because it is all white. The cans that come with other colored tops might need to be covered to coordinate.

You can create this same pretty container and keep it on your desk for stationary, in an art station for markers, keep buttons or beads or any other of your crafting supplies in one. Let your imagination run wild.

Tip of the day- Save everything you think you could use later for a project such as this one.

Step 2 and 3: Covered Can 
Step 4: Add Ribbon to the Paper Seam 
Step 4: Ribbon 
Step 5: Add Letters ( I had these already from a book
 of letters I found at Ross on Super Discount)

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