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Before and After: Pirouettes Redux

With a Pirouttes tin left over from my gingerbread house project, and decorative paper left over from my Ikea hack, as well as some scissors and rubber cement, I revived something with a brief shelf life. To see my cookie jar redux,


Storage for my cooking utensils! Just like my Ikea hack, all it required was a few strokes of rubber cement and paper cut to size. And, I cut a strip of another piece of paper for the rim, to make it a little more interesting. Do you have any tins, containers, or furniture you can makeover with a little paper love?

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JEJJessica JEJJessica 9 years
very innovative! modge podge is a glue-like substance you can find at just about any craft store. one of its original uses is gluing together puzzles after you complete them if you want to display them. it is also great for decoupaging just about any surface since it both glues and seals the paper so that it is water resistant after drying.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Very cute.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
What the heck is modge podge?
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I guess I am the only one thinking about the old cookies that were in the tin.
MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
That was a very good idea! I use vases to store my cooking utensils in.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Neat idea...
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Kristinh- you may want to see if there are any scrapbooking stores in your town. They are guaranteed to have tons of paper
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Super cute!
nancita nancita 9 years
So cute! I'm always wondering what to do with old metal cans. This is a very good idea.
eightieslingo eightieslingo 9 years
Cute! I'm totally going to do this.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Thanks ALSW, I thought of them, I am just really picky and want to go somewhere there will be a ton of papers. Ktcrusher, that's what my project is it's a modge podge project. It's going to be my first time trying it, but we'll see what happens.
ktcrusher ktcrusher 9 years
If you coat it in a few coats of Modge Podge, it'll last practically forever. I did this with a Nalgene, and the 'podge made it even last through the dishwasher (only once--so I wouldn't recommend it!). But this way you can wipe the food spatters off AND protect it from dings.
herfallingstar herfallingstar 9 years
ooh that's great. It's given me loads of ideas!
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
oh man, that's awesome! i'm definitely going to be looking at these ikea hack ideas when i move into my new place in a couple months.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
@ Kristinh - Any craft store will have a variety of decorative papers, like Michael's, AC Moore, or even Walmart. Cute idea! I use old clementine boxes to store a lot of my stuff. But I still need to give them a bit of a makeover...eventually.
Daisie Daisie 9 years
Adorable! I'm always looking at things like tins and boxes and whatnot and thinking there must be a way to re-use them other than for unseen storage. :)
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Oh, by the way, this came out really nice. I like it.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I actually have project that I want to do. I need a store with a large variety of decorative papers I was thinking staples maybe? Any suggestions on where to look?
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