The project- Sewing Organization
The Ingredients: Paint Cans from Home Depot
Paper: Nature’s Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin (I tried to find a source for it, but I cannot!) I just love the papers I used. They came in a pack of several double-sided designs by Marjolein Bastin (one of my favorite artists). I got them as a Christmas gift in an exchange I do with Hearth Keepers and I wanted to use these especially so I could use them as a reminder to pray for the giver every time I use them. Won’t that be so cool!
Tape Runner: Scrapbook Tape Runner by Allary
Scissors: I love these from Cutter Bee
Paper Edge Punch: Stampin’ Up’s Eyelet Border Punch
Paper Cutter: Paper Rotary Trimmer by Carl
I started by cutting the paper the proper width of the can inside the rims.
Then I used the tape runner to tape it to the cans. I cut 1″ strips from 12″x12″ paper and punched the edge to make this eyelet scallop. Pretty isn’t it? A little more tape runner and we’re set!
(Please excuse the filthy work surface… I got a little carried away)
Then I had to cut circles for the tops of the cans… not so easy! Finding something JUST the right size was a bit daunting, but I managed. Cut the circles…
Then, of course, I had to glue them down. Here I used the Scotch glue stick… something easy and quick.
Rub it on good with the lid to ensure you got every spot secured to the lid…
And voila! “All Done”
I just really need to know if they can be sprayed with polyurethane or decoupaged. Does anyone know?
Also, does anyone have any brilliant ideas as to what I could put in them? Elastic and buttons are the only things coming to mind. I’d love for them to be useful as well as decorative! Even if I have to… *cough* leave the lid off of one or two. Sniff. Packages of rick-rack, bias tape, piping, etc do not fit in them standing upright. Sigh.