My sister moved recently and left me a whole lot of food from her pantry, refrigerator, and freezer.
When I say a whole lot of food, it's a bit of an understatement. It took me days to add it all to my own food storage. I still have to open my fridge and freezer with caution. They are so full that food comes tumbling out when the door is open!
As I was unpacking all the bags of food, I found this little tin.
It's kind of plain, but still cute. Still, my first thought was, "Hmmm, what can I do with this? It needs some pretty paper Mod Podged to it."
I'm addicted to Mod Podge...I don't think that is a bad thing at all!
When I opened the tin, though, it became evident what I needed to do with it.
This is what was inside:
Oooooo! She left me her secret chocolate stash!
Here's what I did with it:
I found some cute paper and pulled out my trusty Mod Podge.
I don't know why I didn't take a picture, but first I cut a strip of paper to fit the can and stuck that on the main can. I guess I was just too much in the Mod Podge zone to remember to take a picture.
Next was the lid. I cut a thin strip to go around the side and podged that on. I cut the strip so that it was tall enough to fold down to cover a bit of the top.
Once that strip was glued on, I cut small slits along the top, making it easier to fold down and glue to the top.
I tried to take a picture of it, but wasn't very successful. Mostly, I just took a picture of my thumb.
So, here's what my thumb looks like.
Once that strip was all stuck down, I put a circle of paper on top and covered it with Mod Podge.
Finally, I pulled out my trusty Cricut and cut out some letters.
I should have used a darker paper, because these ones are hard to see.
I even glued a strip of paper along the bottom of the can, but it didn't make much difference.
I think it is still okay, though.
Since you probably can't read it very well, it says, "Mom's cute can of nothing."
There! Now I have a can that is pretty to look at, but clearly has nothing in it that my kids would be interested in...