Homemade Kitchen Canisters
The other night I was in Walmart. I was looking at the knives and they had some canister sets on the other side of the aisle. A woman told me that during the holidays she went to Home Depot and bought empty paint cans (They are clean and have never been used) for gifts. She made canister sets. She said they come in different sizes. She painted the outside of them and then she cut out pictures from various magazines or stickers and she labeled them.
She dressed up the canisters differently for each household. She went to the dollar store and bought that items for the canisters. Example: For coffee, she had a bag of coffee, for tea she had a box of tea etc. I thought that was the cutest thing. I know this year at the Walmart near my house there were a lot of those little paint cans that were decorated. They had food mixes in them and some had little whisks or spatulas attached to the side. They were especially cute with the Christmassy design on the outside.
I think this is a GREAT idea! I may even use it in my pantry at our new house!
Polka dots are everywhere. These homemade canisters would be cute painted in a pretty color with white polka dots on them, too.
You could also spray paint them with chalkboard paint and then just write in chalk what is in the can. That way, if you use the can for something different, you could easily wipe or wash it off and rewrite on it.
Photo By: SpookyPeanut