Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Trash...I smell a project PART 2

Today I'm linking up to Met Monday @ BNOTP

A week ago I wrote a post about these beauties that my hubby had rescued from the garbage. My plan for them included some paint, scrapbook paper, Modge Podge and a Lazy Susan. My idea was to make a much needed craft storage container for my soon to be completed art room/office.

I began by painting the tubes black on the inside and white on the outside. I allowed them to dry overnight. I was out of spray paint so I just used some left over craft paint.

Next I applied the fabric to the outside of the tubes. I had to settle for fabric because none of the hobby stores I visited had the scrapbook paper I wanted. So I found these cute b&w patterened fabrics and decided to use them instead.

After gluing myself to the table (or so it seemed), I figured out the best way to decopage the fabric to the tubes. I started with a 2" swipe of Modge Podge all the way down the length of the tube. I then placed the fabric on the swipe of glue and pressed out all the bubbles/folds. I continued to do this until the fabric completely covered the tube. If you do decide to use fabric instead of paper, you can get clean edge by pressing a 1/4" fold in the top and bottom of the fabric (this is edges of the fabric that will be exposed at the top and bottom of the tube).

Once my tubes were covered with fabric, I painted each tube with a generous coating of Modge Podge to seal the fabric. This is optional but I found it gives the fabric more duralibity.

When the tubes were throughly dry (about 4-5 hours), I glued them down to my Lazy Susan and tied a b&w polka dot ribbon around them for decoration.

This is what I ended up with.....

I can't wait to try it out!!

Talk to ya soon!!


  1. So pretty and cute!! LOVE it!

    nannykim from spindle cottage (spindle cottage is my house blog...I have others so click on that one ;-)

  2. VERY creative! Really like it!

  3. These are adorable...I love the black and white print, too

  4. Oh that's super cute! I did something similar using jars, but this has so much more personality!!!

    If you haven't already come link up at my Room a month makeover.

  5. Great idea... To cute

  6. Great idea, plus they are cute!


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