Spring Cleaning – Bright and Colorful Canisters Tutorial
Something happened the other day. I realized just how messy my home has become with all of this blogging brouhaha.
My Mimmie says I’m being ridiculous and that anything that takes my mind off of the things an OCD does to a person (like cleaning the baseboards twice a week like I used to) is a good thing for me. And that my “filthy” is equivalent to other people’s “need to pick up a bit”.
But one thing that I just cannot abide letting slide (ooh, that rhymed!) is organization. Mostly because when things get disorganized I can’t find them. And when I can’t find them I get anxious and upset. Then I tear things apart trying to find the thing, only making the situation much worse for myself. Now you may ask, why don’t you just not do that? And it’s not that simple. So it’s easier for me to keep things in a good and orderly manner to prevent me from getting to that totally irrational crying over the lost furminator place.
So when I noticed my pet area of my laundry room pantry was preventing me from finding flea medicine for a feral I’m trying to befriend things got hairy. Because I needed to get it and get back out while the kitty hadn’t gotten scared away. And then I looked around and noticed that the whole stinkin’ thing had gone freaking nuts at some point. So I decided to start getting things back into shape. I mean, it is spring, after all and that’s the time to clean. And because I also have ADD (I’m sure scans of my brain would be incredibly interesting :) I got sidetracked and started making over my pet treat jars. And then this happened…
This was bad for a more reasons than the obvious. First of all it was poorly planned. One second I had a treat jar in my hand and the next I had a tub full of water and fingernail polish. Now it seemed like fate because ages ago I had cut some bones out of vinyl and never used them. This just had to be.
But I didn’t think about the sheer quantity of fingernail polish I’d be dealing with and started this in my office. With the windows closed. And I don’t know what it is, but you don’t realize that something is wrong until you are at the point that you realize that it is really wrong. Needless to say, when I was first finished I thought it was a masterpiece and I took photos and edited them. Shazaaam!
And when I noticed it later I was like, this is no good. I must go and purchase new canisters to fix this… And so the pantry is still a mess. But Aggie’s got a super cut and colorful canister!
For this project you will need:
- Canisters <– cheaper at Wal-Mart!
- Glossy enamel spray paint
- Bone shape or Silhouette cut file
- Tape, plastic bags, etc.
Measure your jar and cut your bones out to the shape that will best fit. For mine it was four inches across exactly. Either cut out of contact paper or vinyl by hand using this image as a guide or on your Silhouette machine.
Using your masking tape cover the entire bottom including where the glass makes contact with the table. We’re going to tape this area off because if we don’t you could have paint rub off onto your tabletops.
To get a nice clean shape on the bottom, take a razor blade and make the shape you want keeping in mind that you need to keep the areas that make contact with flat surfaces are well masked.
Tape off the lip and stuff a plastic bag into the top and get to spraying!
I plan on making a whole lot of these in different, bright colors. There will be one for cat treats and another for cat toys. And to be honest, I love this one so much I’m planning on making some for my kitchen counter-tops as well!
I also love that these guys are attractive looking, but I can still easily see inside to know when I need to pick up more treats because I’m running low!
Before you go, guess what!? I made this project mostly because I get easily sidetracked but also for my Silhouette Challenge for April themed Spring! So scroll on down and check out some amazing Silhouette projects from some lovely bloggers below!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Dream a Little Bigger // 2. So Much Better With Age // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Carnival // 5. The Kim Six Fix // 6. feto soap // 7. One Dog Woof // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. From Wine to Whine // 10. Architecture of a Mom // 11. Grey Luster Girl // 12. Minted Strawberry // 13. Designed Decor // 14. Tried & True // 15. Silhouette School // 16. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 17. Weekend Craft // 18. Practically Functional // 19. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 20. McCall Manor // 21. unOriginal Mom // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. A Tossed Salad Life // 24. A Glimpse Into Barb’s Life // 25. Kate’s Paper Creations // 26. Simply Kelly Designs // 27. Cutesy Crafts // 28. Persia Lou // 29. Whats Next Ma // 30. Two Purple Couches // 31. The Frill of Life // 32. Nearly Handmade // 33. Get Silvered // 34. Ginger Snap Crafts // 35. Life After Laundry // 36. The Sensory Emporium // 37. Monograms & Cake // 38. The Thinking Closet // 39. My Paper Craze // 40. Chicken Scratch NY