How to turn an ordinary old (empty) 4 litre paint tin into a stylish storage container.
- an empty 4 litre paint tin (either new or used*)
- 2 sheets of scrapbooking paper
- glue stick glue
- double sided adhesive tape
- 1" hole punch
- scissors or guillotine
- ruler (not needed if you use a guillotine)
- 1m ribbon
- shipping tag
- sticker letters
- 20cm narrow ribbon or string
NOTE: click on any image in this tutorial to see larger
Cut the two sheets of scrapbook paper 28.5cm wide x 18.5cm long.
Turn one piece of paper over and hold it up against the side of the tin.
- Use a pen to mark the handle bump.
- Fold the paper in half so the edges meet, but don't crease the paper.
- Turn the hole punch upside down and punch a semi-circle out of the paper.
- Repeat for both sheets of paper.
Check that each sheet fits around the paint tin properly before going on to the next step, you might need to make some little adjustments first.
Add double sided tape around all four edges on the reverse side of each sheet of paper. Try to get the tape right up against the edge of the paper.
Add ribbon to the handle.
Start by tying the ribbon to the handle with a double knot, then simply wind the ribbon on an angle, around the handle all the way along. When you get to the other end of the handle, secure the ribbon with another double knot. Trim away any excess ribbon.
Optional - make a cute lable for your bucket
Mine is just an ordinary old shipping tag which I labelled with letter stickers and a pen. I tied it to the bucket handle with a small piece of ribbon tied in a bow. cute!
*IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are going to recyle a used paint tin, be careful about what you store in your container. Never use it to store food or cooking utensils (Der!I'm just sayin')