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DIY Can Organizers in All You Mag: Did I DIY it better?

16 June 2013 3,989 views 4 Comments

by heather

DIY Aluminum Can Craft Ideas - from dollarstorecrafts.com

I don't know if you saw me in the Take This, Make That section of All You Magazine this month, but yep, there I was! They matched me up with Kelly Dixon from SmartSchoolhouse.com -- we both made crafts with recycled cans, and All You wants to see who DIY'd it better! You can click on the picture above to vote via Facebook.

Create a canister out of a recycled can - dollarstorecrafts.com

The rules? We had to create a craft using a recycled aluminum can. We could only use $5 in materials, and the craft needed to have three steps or less. Phew! Talk about a tall order. Lucky for me, I'm used to budget crafting and keeping it simple! My idea was to create jute canisters using cans, jute rope and twine, and a wooden ball. About 30 minutes and a bit of hot glue later, I had a dandy set of graduated canisters.

Project Materials:

  • Recycled can with lid, on hand (I used a nut can that came with a lid)
  • Jute rope, about $2
  • Wooden knob, about $.50 each
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total: About $2.50

So, who do you think DIY'd it better? Cast your vote at the All You Facebook page!

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  • Michelle L said:

    Both are gorgeous – congratulations on the cool feature. I would have voted for yours in a blind taste test…yep, really! Those make the sweetest little decorative containers!

  • Cathy said:

    Ooh, definitely yours! The other one is pretty but yours is nicest :)


  • Karen Watson said:

    That’s so cool Heather!! I just voted for you! Great project!!

  • carissa said:

    Hey look! My twine is famous. LOL

    Great job. What a fun feature!

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