Feb 3, 2012

Bling Storage for the Bathroom


Dear Chicago House,

Chicago teenager does like her make up but her bathroom usually looks like a bomb has exploded in it, with makeup brushes everywhere and clothes on the floor...sigh.

In an effort to make her a little more organized I made this dandy little make-up storage pot. Bling, bling!


it was very easy to make

You will need
1 clean tin can (this one was home to fire roasted tomatoes)
Scrap book paper
Modge podge
Hot glue gun
Decorative fillers (my local Michaels is relocating and had fantastic clearance items, I got three big bags of these for a $1)

Cover the inside and outside of the can with scrap book paper and modge podge. I used a simple dotted paper but you could get some interesting effects using a more detailed paper.Then glue your decorative filler beads with hot glue. I started at the top and worked in lines.

I hope it will become a permanent home for all those makeup brushes!

Love from

Creative in Chicago

XX



14 comments:

  1. Super cute!
    ps - I tried to email you a reply to your comment and it keeps coming back...just an fyi...
    pss - I haven't started on the black canvas yet :/

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  2. How did you get the scrap paper to look nice on the inside of the can?

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  3. Know it when I see it .. and I love it!

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  4. Thanks so much! Made one of these but omitted scrapbook paper and just spray painted the can with a pretty bronze paint I love. It is so pretty!

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  5. I was looking for a soap dispenser for the bathroom. You just gave me an idea to make the soap dispenser and glam it up the way you did your can. Wonderful idea!!!! I'm going to Michael's and see if I can make this. I will take a pic if it looks good.

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  6. I am going to try this but I was wondering if Fast Grab Tacky Glue would work instead of a hot glue gun? (I don't have one :) Thanks! I can't wait to try it!

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  7. I tried this, but I lost my marbles! 1 or 2 came off the can each time it was touched/picked up. I used the hot glue gun and let them set. Did anyone else have this problem?

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    1. Mine is doing that too :( I'm hoping if I let it sit for a long time itll be fine!

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  8. I had about 15 fall off with the hot glue gun. Hope they stay on after setting for awhile!

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