So it was a beautiful weekend here in Tennessee - highs in the 70s, in January no less! But it was rainy and overcast so I spent most of my time inside (with the doors and windows open of course!). I caught up on a bunch of overdue cleaning, laundry, some studying, and even got a little crafting time in.
Problem: Since I started taking classes again last January school supplies seem to have taken over every inch of my space.
Supplies: I have a collection of clean, label-free, tin cans for various craft projects and I have been using some of them for storage. Not very pretty though, right?
More supplies: I have drawers full of scrapbook paper. This book was called Urban Rhapsody by K & Company. The patterns are great and everything is already color coordinated - perfect! The sticker says I bought it from Hobby Lobby for $12.99. Given that HL has at least a 40-50% off coupon each week, and the fact that I hate buying expensive scrapbook paper, I'm sure I paid less.
More supplies: I bought plain white glue from the Dollar Tree - 2 for $1. First I used a ruler and scissors to measure and cut out paper for each of the cans. Then I used the glue to fix the paper onto the cans. There is a little bit of an overlap, but it is on the back side so no one has to see it. I also wanted to seal the paper a bit to make sure it stayed and didn't fade or tear so I made some homemade "modge podge" by mixing one part glue and one part water. I had never tried it before, but given that there are so many recipes on Pinterest I thought I would give it a try.
Here are the cans drying after the modge podge mixture was applied. The overlap on the back of a couple of the cans has some bubbles, but I'll fix those tomorrow after they've completely dried.
Solution: Pretty and organized (and inexpensive!) cups for pencils/markers/highlighters/colored pencils/etc. and something to smile about every time I sit down at my desk to study!
Happy Monday everyone!