Friday, August 24, 2012

Formula Cans To Canisters






Since my daughter started drinking formula I have been saving the empty formula cans. I knew I could come up with ways to re-purpose them. I like to bake a lot and get so frustrated with the bags like the flour and sugar come in. There is no way to use them without getting it all over the place. So one night I was baking and a light bulb went off. I could use my empty formula cans to store my baking items! Of course I wanted a cute way to label the cans and decorate them. So here's what I did to make them cute and functional:

You will need:

  • An Empty Formula can
  • Paper, any size. I used 12x12 scrapbook paper
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • A way to label your cans. I used scrapbook tags
  • Hot glue gun

First, peel the label off the empty formula can. Wash and dry it thoroughly.

Then measure your paper to fit the width of the can. I hold it against the can and make a little tick mark to measure the width. You could also do this with a ruler.


Use the paper trimmer or scissors to cut your paper the width of the can.


Attach the paper to the can. I used a thin layer of hot glue on each end to wrap the paper around the can.


If you are using the large cans of formula, you will notice the 12x12 paper will not fit all the way around the can. I cut another piece out of the same piece of paper, hot glued it again to fit around the rest of the can. 


Now it's time to label the outside of your can so you will easily know whats inside. I used some pre-cut paper scrapbook tags to do this and simply wrote on the tag what was inside. You could be fancy and print a computer label with cute fonts or whatever you want to do. I also attached the tag to the side of the can I wanted to make the front.


And then just fill your can up with whatever you like. I used this one to store my yellow corn meal. I also wash and save the formula scoops to use as well!!


And here are all my pretty cans lined up in my pantry. Makes me smile every time I open the door!



You can get creative with this project and decorate your cans however you want! I think they would also be really pretty if you printed labels on white paper off the computer and wrapped them around the can. Sleek and elegant. I just wanted something cute. Remember YOU will be the one using these so decorate them the way YOU want to. The possibilities really are endless!! 

Thanks for reading! Comment below and let me know what you use your empty formula cans for. I have a ton of these so I would love to know! I'm going to be using some for my daughters birthday party coming up.


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33 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great idea! They are so colorful. Thank you so much for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog, too. Your newest follower. :)

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  2. I love the paper you used to cover them with!

    I also recently did this with my pantry contents but put them in mason jars. Yours are prettier though :)

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    1. Thank you! Sounds like a great idea with mason jars. I haven't thought of that.

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  3. What a great to re-purpose! And...they are so CUTE!!! Hopped over from Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I am following you too. Your blog is beautiful!

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  4. I would love to see this posted to my Repurposed Ideas Weekly Blog Hop. Great ideas!

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    1. THanks for the invite! I look forward to it

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  5. So cute! I've done the same thing with hot chocolate canisters. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  6. Candice -- This is a great storage idea for crafts too! Thanks for the tip; like your paper decor LOL Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  7. Oh I love repurposing! Those came out so cute! Found you on the Financial Friday hop!

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  8. what a clever idea, and they turned out really cute! Just wanted to let you know you are being featured at this weeks Tasteful Tuesday party! This link will go live at 8:30 tonight!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/09/somewhat-healthy-ice-cream-sandwich-and.html

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  9. oh and thanks for the link to the party right in your post... so appreciated!

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  10. Great trash to treasure project! No babies at my house. I'll have to use something else. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back on Friday.

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  11. I love using them, MY YOUNGEST IS NOW OFF FORMULA BUT I STILL HAVE ALL THE CANS !

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    1. Me too!! Mine just got off formula and while I'm excited I won't have to buy it anymore I will miss all the stuff I could do with the empty cans lol

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  12. Thanks for sharing over at Craft Junkie Too last week. This project is part of my Featured Favorites -- so I hope you can stop by again real soon.
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/09/tgif-link-party-67.html

    xo,
    Tracy

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  13. These are super cute....! What a brilliant idea....! I BET you smile very time you open you cupboards...

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  14. We can save so much by repurposing, can't we? These are so colorful and pretty to display and brightens your day. Thank you.

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  15. Very good use of cans with lids. Very inventive. Good job. Linda

    If you have any pumpkin posts coming up you can link up to our Pumpkin Party going on for the next month. Hope to see you.

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

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  16. You sure know how to use cans, and the lids. So very pretty and love the colors. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I am so thrilled to have you share your awesome projects!! HUGS

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