Sunday, April 25, 2010

Easie Peasie "Detergent Canister"

I've been on a mission to make my "ghetto" laundry room fabulous....but without spending much dinero. So far I've been able to decorate on the cheap and as it progresses...I'm finally loving it! It's still a major {WIP} Work In Progress but it's coming along!
 I've wanted to use canisters of some sort for my detergent...but not wanted to spend much on it. Today as I walked by my DH's muscle building powders etc. I had a fabulous thought! These big things would be perfect for my detergent...for F.R.E.E.!!!

I took the label off...let it soak in warm, soapy water and then used a spoon to scrape the glue-gunk off!

As it dried, I gathered my crafting-goodies. I printed my label {image taken from Shabby Blogs} on photo-quality ink jet paper..found coordinating ribbon and dusted off my Modge Podge
I cut out my label, modged it to the canister, let it dry and hot glued the ribbon around the top and.....

  VOILA!!! Easie Peasie!!!



It would be beneficial to take your time when hot-gluing the ribbon. I was so excited about my "new" canister...I didn't notice I had glued it a "tad" crooked until I took these pictures!

linky-linked  this project to...

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

cute canister! I love that you re-used something that was going to go in the trash, probably!
good idea.

Nora said...

Cute idea! My hubby has a big jar of protein powder that he's almost done with & I'm making some homemade "dry" laundry soap...this will be perfect to store it in.
Thanks for sharing!
PS - I noticed that you're new to blogging - welcome to the addiction! *LOL*

Christy said...

I love this project! I have about a million pickle jars (plastic) I didn't want to throw away. I made some sugar canisters with the glass ones, but I just couldn't find anything to do with the others, and now I know. ;o) Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

What a fabulous idea! I don't care what you say..the ribbon looks great!!

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day. I hope to see you back next week!

Wendy said...

This is so cute, what a cute, simple project. Thanks for sharing!

Jamielyn said...

i love this! I will be featuring it tomorrow! so cute!

Debbie said...

I have been wanting to make my own laundry detergent and was wondering what I could store it in when I did. This is a great solution. I have a friend who owns a deli. I wonder if I could squirrel a good container from her.

Great job. Great reuse. Great post.

Sherry said...

What a fabulous idea! My husband has these too...and to think I was just about to go out and buy a huge glass container for my laundry soap! Thank you for the idea!