When Oscar was using formula we’d go through a canister a week. We bought ours from Costco so they were a large round container. I kept thinking it was such a waste to just toss them in the recycle bin. I sifted through some Pins and found that a few others had the same idea. One that struck me as neat was the DIY gem covered formula container, made into a vase. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the original source, only the picture.
I have a wonderful mommy group that I’m apart of so I created a Mommy Craft Day for us to try out some of our glue gun skills. When they got here we ended up letting the kiddos play and we chatted for a while. Eventually, and too late, we got to crafting. Turns out 16-18 month olds don’t really have the patience past their nap time to wait for momma, despite us calling out, “We’re almost done baby”. I chose a small pattern and then on the next row moved the start of it over 6 gems. Another mommy placed all her gems vertically and another just started gluing them on however they came to her. Creative randomness? Is that even a thing? Doesn’t matter, because each one turned out really great!
I went to Jo Jo’s and picked out some flower bunches for 50-70% off. I wanted to do fresh flowers, but I wasn’t sure how the inside of the container would hold up with water. Good news is that artificial flowers are looking pretty dang good these days. I tried water and fresh flowers on a smaller Similac container and it ended up rusting a bit. Though the outside of the canister looks metal it is just a metallic covered stiff cardboard. I also tried painting Mod Podge on the inside to seal it, but it beaded up before drying. Maybe some of you will have a suggestion on waterproofing the inside of a container like this??
One of the mamas used hers as a fancy sparkly bookend and monitor stand. The gems give it the weight and the canister gives the height, making it perfect for that use.
I put mine with the flowers on our new hutch. The pattern turned out totally random.
Any upcycled DIY projects on your mind?