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July 15, 2014

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts)

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Easily recycle empty cans and tubs by using Duct Tape to decorate #DuctTape #Crafts #StorageContainers #Storage #DIY #Organizing

A Couple of weeks ago I shared a post for an UPCYCLED TALL MIRROR with you, which I made for the changes in Cheri's room. I also mentioned that we wanted to finish the room during the first week or two of July - well, not happening. But I am busy with the smaller things needed in her room/s and made these Storage Containers using Duct Tape.

Our country has gone through a rough workers strike in the mining industry, and now it is the metal workers' striking, which of course means, no work for Roy, therefore no money to throw around on expensive makeovers as this strike can continue indefinitely. We prefer food for the moment ..

Anyhow, I am using what I have available {and would have made these anyway - only I wanted to do this later, after the major stuff was done}

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Easily recycle empty cans and tubs by using Duct Tape to decorate #DuctTape #Crafts #StorageContainers #Storage #DIY #Organizing

There is a small area with shelves which will be used for storage and/or decor items and the above containers will all be in one grouping on one shelf.

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Easily recycle empty cans and tubs by using Duct Tape to decorate #DuctTape #Crafts #StorageContainers #Storage #DIY #Organizing

The Basics used :

Empty wafer stick cans with lids
Empty cans
Duct Tape
Jute
Empty Flora tub

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Easily recycle empty cans and tubs by using Duct Tape to decorate #DuctTape #Crafts #StorageContainers #Storage #DIY #Organizing

After covering the cans and the lids, there was a small gap between the two, as seen above - I did not like the look of that and to take the Duct Tape right to the edges would not have worked, as the lids would have been too tight.

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Easily recycle empty cans and tubs by using Duct Tape to decorate #DuctTape #Crafts #StorageContainers #Storage #DIY #Organizing

I added some jute to the can and the edge around the lid, which looks great, and as a bonus, the lids are now much easier to open because of a better grip.

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Easily recycle empty cans and tubs by using Duct Tape to decorate #DuctTape #Crafts #StorageContainers #Storage #DIY #Organizing

To break all the round cans, I made one Storage Container using an empty Flora plastic tub - simply covered the tub with the Duct Tape.

Storage Containers (Duct Tape Crafts) ~ Easily recycle empty cans and tubs by using Duct Tape to decorate #DuctTape #Crafts #StorageContainers #Storage #DIY #Organizing

Finished and ready for whenever we actually do get to finish {or at least finish the shelving unit} the rooms.



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27 comments:

  1. Oh they're cute!! I'm so jealous you can get the printed duct tape. I'm sorry about Roy's work, I truly hope things look up for you guys.

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  2. How cute Linda - love this idea - wouldn't these make great candle holders too?
    xox

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  3. Oh you know I love it when you do a craft! I love a recycle project the most and this is so cute and functional!

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  4. What a GREAT way to re-purpose! I featured on my fb page. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  5. This is such a great idea and who doesn't love duct tape! I love the colors and patterns you used. Sharing on our facebook page tonight. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. I hope things get better for your family soon.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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  6. I love this! You are so creative and I love to come and see what you have made. I especially like the fact that it is so simple and recycles things that are just hanging around waiting to be used. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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  7. These are so cute. Amazing the duct tape you can buy these days. I like the idea you had to cover the gap.

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  8. I love this upcycling project!!

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  9. I love what you did to the empty containers . They really turned out cute. Thanks for the wonderful idea.
    Kim-This Ole Mom

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  10. I <3 your pretty duct tape cans! Great recycle:) Pinned

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  11. I love how you can do anything with duct tape. Duct tape has went to boring grey to popping colors. Thanks for sharing this awesome project over at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  12. I used to do it with some wrapping paper leftovers, but this way is easier, I'll try it definitely!

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  13. We recycle and I have a bin ready to be put out to the road this week. Now, I am going to go through it because you have given me some great idea. I have stayed away from the whole duct tape thing because it can get quite expensive with brand name tape. I just saw some really cute tape at the dollar store and think kiddo and I can make some really great items for my office and her desk space. I am working on the craft side of my office now that my husband has moved into his man cave out in the barn. Thank you for the ideas!

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  14. Oh love these :) we only have grey duct tape here...

    Thanks for linknig up #CreativeMondays

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  15. Oh these are super cute. I really love the yarn to decorate the top. It really finishes them off.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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  16. This is cute and so simple, I love it :-)

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  17. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Spark Link Party! I hope you will stop by again today to link up! http://bit.ly/1kbGQ7W

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  18. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/anything-blue-friday-week-65.html I hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. I hope things get better Linda. But you are certainly resourceful and did a great job. The jute is a great addition! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday! :) Julia

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  20. Linda, I'm going to feature your little storage tins on Merry Monday this week! Thank you again for sharing with us!!! Julia

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  21. Thanks for linking up @ Monday Handmade Linkup Party!!! This project is our featured for this week. Have a lovely day.

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  22. Very nice idea, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop, pinning it. and featuring on this week party.

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  23. These turned out cute! Thank you for sharing at the Caffeinated Crafters Link Party. Hope you share more of your projects this week.

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