Monday, February 16, 2015

Recycling Pringles Cans to a Desk Organizer

I love recycling!   I save just about everything. 
Today I want to show you what I did with some Pringles cans, Washi tape and an old lazy susan that was at the verrrrrrry back of a cabinet for years.

My office at work is pretty plain and dull.  It's a tiny little room that I don't even want to spend any time in because it is so dreary.  So this week I decided to see what cheap ways I could decorate my space to make if feel a little cozier and add a touch of warmth.

So I decided I desperately needed a pencil holder for my desk.  I'd been saving some Pringles cans until I decided what I could make out of them.  This is what I came up with.  Keep in mind that it is a no-spend project.

I cut a couple of cans to the sizes I wanted.  Dug out a roll of Washi tape that I liked and a few pieces of scrap papers left over from some former project.



I measured out the paper to wrap the containers with and used a hot glue gun to hold the paper in place.  I did the same with the top of the lazy susan; just cutting scraps and gluing them down in a random pattern.

After my cans containers were wrapped and my base arranged to my liking 
I started with my border.
Using small strips of Washi tape I went around the edge to add some pizzaz! 





When all my pieces were covered and the glue dry it was time to
 assemble my new treasure.



I started with the largest container and worked from there to get the configuration I liked.






The cute little container below is a combination of a cut can and I used 
the plastic lid for the bottom.
I split the lid in half then glued it together at the tips.  
Then just covered it with Washi tape.  
Glued the small container to the split covered lid.




Here's my finished product.  
I really like it and it didn't cost me a dime.



Below is how it looked on my desk with my supplies in it.  Love It!


Thanks for spending time with me today.
Hope you have been inspired to create something today.

Hugs
Angel

50 comments:

  1. Very nice.. and you could make it match any decor, from modern to traditional. I'm going to pin this on my Organizing With Recyclables page!

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  2. What a wonderful recycle project!!! xoxoxo

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  3. Very pretty.... and vintage looking. What a nice set. :)

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  4. These turned out so great. And of course I love that they are upcycled.

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  5. Very creative! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  6. This is really adorable and well made. I love this concept from start to finish.

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  7. I love your set. It looks antique.

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  8. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This looks so nice. You did a great job. It is a great idea

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  10. that would be great idea for teacher gift

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  11. This is great! I can't wait to make my own.

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  12. This is great! I can't wait to make my own.

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  13. This is so cute and useful too! It is amazing what you did!! Thanks for the nice idea!! Rita Spratlen

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  14. Very wonderful and great! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This is such a great idea. These look great and I love the fabric you chose. Thank you so much for sharing

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  16. What a pretty design you chose to decorate them with.

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  17. Thats a great way to organize your desk area, I love the idea of re-cycling and using cans. You really could decorate them in any color or a theme if you like. love the idea.

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  18. This is so beautiful! What an awesome idea!

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  19. Omgee I love these. I am going to make this as soon as possible.

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  20. this is pretty cool,very sweet awesome idea

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  21. This is a really cute idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. This is fantastic! I am always looking for ways to repurpose just about everything.

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  23. This is fantastic! I am always looking for ways to repurpose just about everything.

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  24. Wow! This is another awesome idea for organizing the desk area. Those cans look nice-

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  25. Such a cute idea. I was just looking for something the other day to put my make-up brushes in - how perfect!

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  26. I was wondering what to do with theses cans, never thought of cutting them!!! LOL!!

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  27. I was wondering what to do with theses cans, never thought of cutting them!!! LOL!!

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  28. What a very nice concept! Cute gift idea!

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  29. What a creative and awesome idea. Looks real pretty

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  30. I like it; it has a sort of Victorian look. Isn't Washi tape amazing?

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  31. This is so cute & clever. I wish I had the brain power to come up with craft ideas

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  32. My daughter would love to help me make these!

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  33. These are such a creative and cool idea.

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  34. You are so creative! Your desk organizer looks great and I love how you made it from recycled items.

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  35. I like the vintage look. Nice idea.

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  36. What an innovative way to create organization out of recycled items.

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  37. This is a great way to reduce, re-use and recycle!

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