Saturday, May 21, 2011

Upcycled Storage Containers

From this

to this

I made some metal flowers out of tuna can lids and put them in my storage vases

...after I filled my oatmeal contains with bottles of acrylic paints.

Pretty, yet functional storage!

I even made an Easter basket out of an oatmeal canister. Gave it away in an Easter swap. I hope she liked it.

Linking up to my link party - Sunburnt Cow

as well as these fabulous link parties:
The Answer is Chocolate
At Home with K
Beyond the Picket Fence
Blue Cricket Design
Cherished Bliss
Cherished Treasures
Chic on a Shoestring Budget
Christina's Adventures
Coastal Charm
Crafts Keep Me Sane
Crafty Geordi
A Creative Princess
Dittle Dattle
Finding Fabulous
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Flamingo Toes
The Frugal Girls
Green Door Designs
I Heart Naptime
Laugh, Love, and Craft
Making the World Cuter
Me Making Do
Momnivore's Dilemma
Night Owl Crafting
Paisley Passions
Reasons to Skip the Housework
Running with Glitter
Santas Gift Shoppe
Sew Much Ado
Simply Sweet Home
Singing Three Little Birds
Spunky Junky
Sugar Bee Crafts
Sun Scholars
Super Stinky Boys
Tales at Bloggeritaville
The Tattered Tag
Thrifty 101
Today's Creative Blog
Under the Table and Dreaming
Us and Them 1971
Young Nester


  1. lol...i have a ton of storage containers i've saved over the last couple of months, waiting for something to do with them! thanks for the inspiration :)
    ~ Jill from 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean!'

  2. What a cute idea! Flowers out of tuna can lids? Oh goodness, I'm going to have to try that.

    Found you through Creative Bloggers Party and now following!

  3. great idea!! love.
    thanks for sharing:)

  4. Really cute! I would love for you to come by and share this at my party @ Hope to see ya there! Chris

  5. What a great idea! I might have to do something like that for my daughter's birthday party favors : )

  6. Thanks for linking up to Share the Wealth Wednesday! These look super cute and useful!

  7. I am so loving what you did with your canisters! Especially your Easter basket! Lucky gal that got that at the swap!
    So glad i saw this at Night Owl Crafting!

  8. Cute! These would be great in a craft room!

    Following from the Thrilled Thursday Hop! Please stop on by and follow me at and say hello :)

  9. How cute! I love the tuna can/button flowers! Thank you so much for linking up to "It's a Party"!

  10. Perfect! My husband is finally starting to recognize what he's not allowed to toss because I can do something with it. These turned out great! Thanks so much for linking up.

  11. This is a great way to recycle those containers...I love reusing items in different ways - thanks for linking up. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, lets hope the rain stops and the sun starts to shine!

  12. You are amazing! I'm seriously going to have to shop my recycle bin.....that basket turned out really cute.

  13. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

    ~ Sarah

  14. I loved your containers so much I featured it on this week's Ten Buck Tuesday! You can email me at youngnester(at)gmail(dot)com to get the "I've been featured at Young Nester" button code! Have a great week :)

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