You will not believe that these are Pringles can storage containers! They are just so easy to make but still have a very elegant look. These cans can be made for almost nothing and will add such a chic look to your home. I love how versatile they are, and that you can customize them to fit your home decor and kitchen style so easily. Whether you make them rustic or sleeker in style, you'll love how these add to your home.
Pringles Can Storage Containers
These little storage containers are so simple to make and are absolutely beautiful. Who would have thought that a simple upcycled chip can look so lovely? These storage containers have so many uses that you might want to make them for every room in the house.
I attached my cans to a round board. You don't have to do that, but I found it worked perfectly for my kitchen. It fits on the counter, adds neatness to the look, and keeps them all together in one place. You can make the cans alone and just put them directly onto a shelf, cabinet, or desk.
What Can I Use These Cans For?
These little containers are perfect for just about anything. Use them on the kitchen counter for serving spoons or ladles. I love using them in the bathroom to store makeup brushes, toothbrushes, or things like curling irons. You can even use them at work or in an office to hold pens, pencils or scissors.
Another option I really love is to use them to hold fake flowers or even real flowers. This would just be temporary as they do not watertight canisters. You could slip them into a bag, tie into tissue paper, or just use it to display a bouquet for a short time.
As with any storage container, these can be used for a number of uses around the house, or simply as a little decoration to add to a shelf or the mantle. Customize them for your home and make them fit your needs. You can even line them with something to keep them watertight if you prefer!
Can I Use Different Decorations?
Absolutely. The ways to decorate these cans are endless. You can copy my can exactly or you can use it as a jump-off point to get ideas and then to finish it in the way you like. Feel free to use crafting materials you already have on hand or buy something special just for this project.
You can decorate the can in different styles, like farmhouse décor, modern or eclectic. Kids will love decorating these cans and it can be a fun project to give friends and family. Use craft paper, construction paper, felt, foam paper, ribbons, or lace. You can glue on beads, buttons, flowers, or sequins. Kids can even use paint pens to draw their own unique designs onto the cans.
Do I Have to Glue These to a Base?
No, you don't have to glue them to a base. I like having them secured so they don't fall over when I fill with heavier utensils. You can make these individually and use them in different rooms of your house by themselves, or keep together like this with a nice base for support. If you don't add a base, you may want to only put shorter items into the cans. This will keep them from falling over like tall heavy items might.
- Empty Pringles chip cans
- Round piece of wood or cutting board
- Glass bowl
- Burlap lace
- Artificial flowers
- White spray paint
- Craft knife
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks or hot glue rope
How to Make Pringles Can Storage Containers
Measure and add a line to the can where you want to cut it to size.
Cut the chip can in half (or taller if preferred).
Spray paint the outside of the cans in your desired color, then set aside to dry.
Once the paint has dried, you can set them onto your board if you plan to use one, to see how you want them placed.
Wrap the bottom edge with burlap lace and glue it into place.
Repeat with the top edge of the can so you have lace on both edges and the middle open.
Add a strip of glue along the bottom edge of each can and place them onto the cutting board where you want them to remain.
Once they are in place, you will create a small bundle of the miniature flowers and glue those in place in the center of each can.
If desired, add a small clear bowl to the board in front of the canisters.
Use this to store pencils, pens, utensils, or even makeup brushes.
If you like making unique and upcycled items to use around the house for storage, there are some other great ideas we have shared before. Here is a single burlap lace wrapped decorative storage can that works well for many things.
You might prefer this tutorial on how to make a decorative rope storage basket. Kids will love learning how to upcycle a cardboard box into a storage box. Of course, you can find an idea for everyone in your life on this list of decorative rustic storage projects.
You can also make some of these fun repurposing ideas for empty coffee cans if you have those laying around, or you use some of the ideas on this list of ways to upcycle tin cans into beautiful and useful home decor.
You can use a wood slice, any cutting board, or nothing at all as the base for these storage containers. If you want to make this extra special get a personalized cutting board for the base. That turns this into an amazing homemade gift!
- Mark where you want to cut your can in half;
- Use a craft knife to cut the chip can in half, or as tall as you prefer;
- Spray paint the outside of the cans with paint and set aside to dry;
- Wrap the bottom edge of the can with burlap lace and glue into place;
- Repeat on the top edge of the can;
- Now glue the cans to the cutting board in the placement you prefer;
- Glue a few small flowers onto the center of each can as decoration;
- If desired, glue another small clear bowl to the center of the board;
- Display with utensils in your kitchen, pencils on your desk, or makeup brushes in the bathroom.
You can make the cans different sizes if desired. A mixture of short and tall all work to create a look ideal for all sizes of storage.
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