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I recently picked up the July issue of All You Magazine. Are you familiar with it?
All You Magazine is great for so many reasons. There are a ton of coupons inside, plus lifestyle tips, recipes, crafts and more. There are so many great ideas for saving money, and the coupons are for personal and household products most of us use all the time. There are articles on everything from beauty to fitness to fashion and beyond.
Not only is this magazine full of coupons and tips, but it’s full of inspiration too. My favorite section is the “Craft Challenge” column where two craft bloggers “compete to repurpose an everyday object into a pretty home accent.” I decided to create a craft that was inspired by this month’s challenge. The object this month was an aluminum can, and the challenge was to create something in three steps or fewer and spend less than $5. I made two cute little Rope & Twine Tin Can Storage Containers to hold cotton balls and cotton swabs for the bathroom.
This was a quick and easy project that happened to be free since I had all of the supplies on-hand. If you’d like to recreate your own, here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 tin cans
- 1 package of Sisal rope
- Jute Twine
- Hot Glue Gun
First, be sure to thoroughly wash your cans and sand down any sharp edges if necessary. Starting at either the top or bottom of the can, slowly wrap the Sisal rope around, dotting glue as you go until the can is covered.
After your cans are covered with the rope, you are ready to add the twine. For one can, I created a striped pattern with the twine and for the other I created a zig zag. For the striped one, simply start at the top or bottom and wind the jute around, spacing each line of twine about a half-inch apart as you wind and glue. For the zig zag pattern, glue one end of the twine to the top edge of the can, then dot glue at each “point” of the zig zag. I made the top row of zig zags first, then started at the bottom of the can for the second row.
Have you done any simple repurposing projects lately? I’d love to hear about them!