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Friday, May 25, 2012

Clever and Pretty Craft Containers....

...using Dollar Store adhesive shelf vinyl (or, contact paper).

In my craft studio I use lots of black and white prints along with recycled book pages and the colors red and turquoise. This is my happy, creative place!

A year ago for my ladder shelf I covered one box with Dollar Store contact paper in a neat black and white print. I had enough to do a few boxes but when I went back to the store they didn't have it anymore. Bummer. I kept checking back and finally this week they had it in stock again. Score!

I had been using this unadorned creamer container to corral the scraps on my work table, but with the new contact paper I styled it up, baby!

Oooh aaah!

And of course I didn't stop there. From left to right...the creamer can, a Starbucks bottle, an alfredo sauce jar and a mayonnaise bottle. Don't they look pretty with that contact paper and some lace and rosettes?

These bright red coffee containers were perfect for my studio, except for those ugly, pesky labels. With my Dollar Store contact paper I jazzed them up in a hurry. I have some more jars and bottles and even a vase and possibly a metal coffee can....good thing I bought an extra roll of contact paper.

I love it when I find a design element that works so well for my decor and it makes the already practical containers pretty, too. And it's cheap! Can't beat that.

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  1. Very pretty! Love the cost too :)

  2. I love your upcycled storage solution! Very pretty and functional too. Now following, would love for you to visit and follow me too!
    Hugs, Tanya

  3. Great ideas and I have that same contact paper!

  4. Would you mind sharing which store had the paper? I will be in Little Rock on Tuesday and would love to find it.

  5. Love your transformations with the contact paper. Thanks for your visit and nice comments!


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