This week I thought I'd join up with
Made It Monday
I use old tin cans for storing things like scissors,
and lead pencils, etc....
But for some reason I ended up storing the colored pencils like this ( in an old wipes container ):
It has quite a lot of room in there, but yeah, makes it more difficult to see ALL the colors in there though.
I thought, I would decorate some new tins.
As you can see at the beginning of the post this is NOT a new craft for me ( I've had lots of practice in the past with making these ). I currently have a number of tins decorated and in use. LOL
But, I figured those pencils should get a new home~!!
So I picked out some super duper nice patterned paper and cut them to size.
Then I used my double sided tape ( that's a super power that I have ) and taped the paper to the tins. Then I raided my ribbon stash and added a cute hot pink / polka dots strip to the tins as well.
I must say, if you need a quick and easy project, this is it. It doesn't take long at all. And it's a bargain cost wise too.
Up close on two of them.
Then I took those pencils and popped them in.
Pencil Heaven. Well, almost. If I upgraded those pencils to my Prisma Colors - yes, then we could say Pencil Heaven. Although to be fair, those pencils are still pretty good. I don't skimp and save on pencils. I spend the money. Quality is a must.
It sure beats how they were before the project.
AND it will be much easier for pencil selection now too.