Being thrifty is not only about shopping at thrift stores. It’s also about figuring out ways to reuse things instead of throwing them away or into the recycle bin. Like potato chip containers.
I’m covering 3 Pringles containers with fabric to use as storage in my craft room. The wildflower fabric I’m using is from a pillow case I got at the thrift store for 50 cents. I’m always bringing home fabrics that I love even if I don’t know what to use them for at the time.
For this project you could also use scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, magazine or newspaper pages or whatever else you have on hand.
This is an easy project. All I have to do is measure the circumference of the container and then it’s height. Then I cut a piece of fabric to those measurements. After cutting, I iron it to make it nice and smooth.
Because my fabric has a white background I decided I should spray paint the containers white before applying the fabric so nothing from the label will show through.
After a coat of white spray paint primer and 1 coat of white spray paint (allowing drying time in between coats according to directions) I let the containers dry for 24 hours. Then I’m ready to apply the fabric.
I’m using a spray adhesive so the hold will be strong. I spray the containers and apply my fabric. You do have a little time to work with the fabric to get it in place correctly. If you like you can use some fabric glue or a glue gun to better secure the seams at the back.
I recovered my 3 containers with the same fabric but each is slightly different because of the way I cut the fabric. The tops and bottoms could be lined with trim, beads or buttons. Whatever is on hand. I might do that later, I haven’t decided yet.
These could be used for artist brushes, knitting needles, trims, buttons etc… And they can be in full view because they look great. Also, they could be used in the kitchen also to hold spaghetti, linguini etc…
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