Saturday, March 3, 2012

Storage made cute - for free!

Chip clips... we all have them but why is it we can never find them when we need them?  A few weeks ago, I found the perfect storage solution for them - almost.  I used an old Quaker Oats oatmeal container (18 oz.) but was unhappy with the look of an oatmeal container sitting on my counter.  All it took was 20 minutes and supplies already on hand to have a cute container that matches my kitchen.


  • 18 oz oatmeal container (empty)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook Paper (2 patterns if preferred)
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Pen or pencil

Step 1: Lay the oatmeal container on its side.  Line the bottom of the oatmeal container up with the edge of the back of the scrapbook page.  Trace a line to determine where to cut, roll the container and continue this process across the paper.  Cut scrapbook paper on dotted line.

Step 2: Place 5-7 hot glue strips surrounding the container

Step 3: Wrap scrapbook paper around container.

Step 4: Because I was using scrap scrapbook paper (pun intended!), I had some space left.  So I chose a scrap of a matching pattern and glued a strip over the gap.

Step 5: Mod Podge the whole thing for a gloss finish and to make the container more resistant to stains & water.  It was important to Mod Podge the strip very carefully so it lays down on the larger scrap with no space or bubbles.  Mine had a few bubbles that I left for effect... you may or may not choose to do this.

Step 6:  Let dry!

Step 7: While drying, trace the outer circle of the lid onto the back of the paper (I used the same pattern as the strip) and cut the circle approximately 1/4" in all the way around so it will fit inside the lid.  Next, put hot glue on the lid and fit your circle right inside.  Cover with a layer of Mod Podge.

Step 8:  Tie ribbon around the container & voila - you're done!

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