Tuesday, January 10, 2012

30 Days of Christmas – Project 24

Popcorn tins.  They always appear at Christmas.  What to do with them when they’re empty?  Well, if you’re a member of our extended family, you hand them off to MOI!

Empty Popcorn Tins

I’ve been fighting with storage for the playroom since we moved into this house.  I thought these might help corral some of the toy chaos.

I considered spray painting them, but then they’d just look like a bunch of spray painted popcorn tins.

What’s a girl to do?

Fabric + glue gun = brilliance.

Fabric Covered Popcorn Tins

I covered the lids on 2 with more fabric.  This did make them more difficult to close so the lids aren’t secure.

Fabric covered popcorn tin

The other 2, I left the lids plain because I liked the red.

Fabric covered popcorn tin 2

Just in time to make room for all of the Christmas toys the kids received!  (Our families are too generous.)

30 Days of Christmas – Project 23

I picked up a few packs of Styrofoam trees thinking I’d make all sorts of cute trees with them.  I only used up 1 pack this year, losing inspiration to the chaos quite quickly. 

I used scrap strips of burlap and an old shirt I should never have had in my closet in the first place, the glue gun to hold it all on, a few button “ornaments” and… 


Burlap Tree

Cute.  Easy.  Love.

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