I am in need of some kind of storage for my collection of rulers, ATG tape runners, colored markers from Stampin’ Up!, scissors, paper piercer, stylus, and other hand tools that don’t have a proper home in my craft room.
Joe has been busy cooking and stocking our freezer with his scrumptious chili, stew, bean soups, and his baked beans. It has been his defense to ward off the Grumpy Gus that I become while in the midst of my paperwork for tax time.
My house work has gone kaput because of the holidays and paperwork. Don’t look too closely at the floor under our table. I dug these cans out of the recycling bin. I had a burst of inspiration when I saw them piled up together. If you need a bit of inspiration you need only go as far as Pinterest to find tons of ideas for using the tin cans.
After you have rinsed the cans out well you will need to soak them in hot water to get the labels off. I added about a tablespoon of dish washing liquid and about two tablespoons of bleach to the sink filling with really HOT water.
Put the cans in the hot soapy water to soak. Give any over large cans a spin or two if the water level will not be enough to have the cans totally submerged.
After about 10 minutes, test the paper label to see if it will easily tear away from the can.
The glue used to attach the label will be the tricky part in the removal of the label. Once the label pulls away from the metal easily you can check on the glue.
Once you have removed all the labels, and as much glue as you can, from the metal cans you will rinse them well with running water and set them aside to dry.
My youngest daughter has a birthday coming up later in this month, January. I am thinking of altering one set of these cans for her blow dryer, curling irons, flat irons, and brushes for her to store them in her bathroom.
I was gifted some beautiful paper by one of my daughter’s and her partner as a Christmas present. Some of these papers will work very well for my birthday daughter.
Now that my paperwork is finally finished, I can get back into my routine of posting to my blog and creating. Hallelujah!
This coming week I will be making a tutorial on altering metal food cans. If, after I am finished, you would like to take the plunge into altering cans I would love to see what you come up with. What would you use the metal cans for?