Fun and Easy Decorated Containers
One of the highlights in the five weeks since we’ve been quarantined was teaching a Zoom craft class. I had so much fun working with two girls who live in the neighborhood in one class, and my nieces and nephew in another. The idea for these Spring Bling Countertop Containers came from Creative in Chicago and was called “Bling Storage for the Bathroom” so, though this was a project my After School Enrichment 3-5 kids created, it’s a fun project for any age.
Need a party idea or DIY Mother’s Day gift? Creative In Chicago recommended lining the inside of the can with cardstock paper, then covering that with Modge Podge, but we just worked on the outside of the cans.
Happy creating, hon!
Spring Bling Countertop Containers
–Soup Can (I took the top off with the kind of can opener that lifts the top off rather than slices it, so there were no sharp edges.) A glass jelly jar would also work if you don’t mind seeing glue lines from the inside of the jar.
–Glass Marbles that are flat on one side (called “Decorative Fillers”in many colors at Michael’s craft stores), Other smalls objects would also work, such as pebbles, sea shells, petrified wood, pom-poms, small toys like cute erasers, Legos, etc.
–White Glue and Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
–scissors, ruler, pencil
1. Measure height and circumference of can.
2. Cut cardstock to correct measurements to wrap around can.
3. With white glue, adhere cardstock to can. Let can sit until glue dries. If using hot glue instead, glue will dry instantly.
4. Apply glass marbles in rows from the bottom up. (By applying from the bottom, can will sit nicely on a surface. If applied top down, marbles might stick out over the bottom’s edge and the container will wobble.)
6. If there’s a gap in the glass marbles, they can be broken in half to fill the space.
7. Clean up the glue strings.