Do you have any old canisters lying around that could use a makeover? If so, then you’re in luck! Jami Delia, the DIY expert, and writer, shares her tips for upcycling canisters into beautiful storage solutions.
You can turn those old canisters into something special with just a little paint, stencils, decoupage, or glitter. And if you’re on a budget, don’t worry – chances are you already have most of the supplies you need. So get creative and give those canisters a new lease on life!
- Paint (spray, craft, chalkboard etc)
- Scrapbook paper
- Craft glue
There are so many ways to use canisters in your home. Whether you want to store dry goods in the kitchen or display pretty flowers on the mantle, canisters are a versatile decorating tool. If you have some old canisters lying around, don’t be afraid to give them a makeover. You can turn those light canisters into something special with a bit of paint and some creativity.
One easy way to spruce up old canisters is simply to give them a new coat of paint. You could go with a solid color, or get really creative and add some patterns or designs. If painting isn’t your thing, try decoupaging paper or fabric onto the outside of the canister. This is a great way to add some personality and style to your storage containers.
Another way to dress up plain canisters is by adding some embellishments. Try gluing on fake jewels, beads, buttons, or anything else you think would look nice. You could even wrap the entire canister in ribbon or yarn for a completely different look. Get creative and have fun giving your old canisters new life!
Paint: Pros And Cons
Whether your canisters are made of metal, glass, or ceramic, slapping on a new coat of paint can take an old canister from yuck to wow. You can:
– Use painter’s tape to create fun patterns or shapes on your canisters.
– Paint the entire canister one color for a uniform look.
– Get creative with different colors and finishes, like metallic or glitter paint.
With just a little time and effort, you can give your kitchen a new look with painted canisters!
- Apply a bright, fun color to create a staple item for your kitchen or bathroom.
- Paint designs such as chevron, stripes, or shapes. Choose colors that accentuate existing décor.
- Cover the canister with chalkboard paint to create a universal storage container for just about anything. Use chalk to write a description of the contents or to place a name on the canister. To change the label, simply wipe off with a wet rag and write something else in chalk.
Are you looking for a quick, easy way to change your home décor? Look no further than your local hardware store – a can of paint can significantly impact!
Painting is an easy way to do it, whether you’re looking to add a pop of color or simply want to give your space a fresh look. And the best part is, you can be as creative as you want! Get the kids involved and let them help with the design.
Just be careful what kind of paint you use if you plan on storing any food items in the canister. To play it safe, look for non-toxic paint or refrain from painting near the inside of the container.
Stencils: How To Use Them In Your Home Decor
When you want to add a little extra something to your canisters, why not try using stencils? Stencils can help you create even and articulate labels or distinct, artistic designs and patterns for your canister. For easy application, look for self-adhesive stencils that you can use with paint or etching cream.
Stencils can help you create personalized canisters for family members or labels per the contents of the container. Pattern and design stencils, such as flowers, shapes, and animals, are other popular options for decoration. Whichever route you choose to go with your stenciling project, have fun and be creative!
What Is Decoupage? A Beginner’S Guide
Have some old canisters lying around that you’re not quite sure what to do with? Give them new life with a bit of fabric or paper decoupage! This is a super easy and fast way to transform plain canisters into something special that can be used for storage, decoration, or both.
To get started, simply measure and cut your fabric or paper to fit the outside of the canister. Apply the material or form to the outside of the canister with craft glue, being sure to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. To seal your decoupage design, apply a layer of craft glue on top of the fabric or paper. Allow everything to dry completely.
Once your canister is dry, add a label – you can use a homemade label made of paper or a store-bought sticker. To add an extra sealant to the title (and help it withstand repeated use), apply another layer of craft glue or acrylic sealant spray over the label.
And that’s it! You now have a cute and functional decorated canister that’s perfect for storing all sorts of things like pens and pencils, office supplies, makeup brushes, etc. Get creative with your designs – there are endless possibilities!
How To Use Glitter In Your Craft Projects
One quick and easy way to revamp old canisters is to apply glitter to the outside. This is an excellent idea for a child’s room or to use as holiday décor. You can paint the canister first or simply apply craft glue to the outside of the canister and sprinkle on your choice of glitter. To keep the glitter in place, apply a coat of acrylic sealant spray or a second coat of craft glue.
If using the canister to store food items, such as cookies or candy, be careful not to get the glitter inside of the canister. If you do get glitter inside of the canister, thoroughly clean it out before using or line the inside of the canister with tissue paper or fabric.