Friday, May 14, 2010

My Craft Space Revamp : Storage from Recycled Containers

Using cloth nappies with Little Snicker means I have an abundance of empty nappy soaker containers:

I had been thinking about using them for storage on the craft table for quite some time, but was undecided how to label the lids.

While doing my daily 'blog read', I stumbled across this tutorial over at I am Momma Hear me Roar and thought that while the technique was simple, it would certainly suit my needs.

The process of making the containers into storage was so simple I decided to show you how to make your own:

You will Need:

Empty Containers
Scrapbooking Paper
Mod Podge


First, take off the label on the container and cut a piece of decorative paper the same size as your label:

Spread the back of your paper with Mod Podge:

Roll the paper onto the container:

Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge over the outside of your paper to help protect it:

While waiting for the Mod Podge to dry, print the labels for your lids. I used MS Word to type up my labels in a 26pt font called "Snap ITC" (and yes, I do know I have two 'cotton' labels. That's because I have too much cotton for one container!):

Next, find a circle slightly smaller than the inner circle on your lid:

Use that circle to trace a circle around your labels, making sure the word for your label is in the centre:

Cut around each of the circles, spread Mod Podge on the back and adhere the circle to the lid. Allow to dry before painting a thin coat of Mod Podge over the top to seal:

Once dry, you can store all of your supplies!


  1. Nice!! I might have a go at this, to store office supplies.

    Being a bumbling newbie to crafting, I've never heard of Mod Podge before...I'm guessing you find it in a craft store? Or hardware store?

  2. Mod Podge can be bought at places like Spotlight and Lincraft :)


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