Saturday, 14 June 2014

DIY Tea Coffee Sugar Canisters

I'm getting to that age now where I'm starting to care what my home looks like. It's been a couple of years since I graduated and lived with friends as a student and it'll be good few years till I could possibly afford a house of my own (or more likely never in this city!).

Sometimes living in rented accommodation can be annoying, especially when you live in a flat with blue/green walls and all you want to do is paint them. So I like to decorate where I can, make nice throw pillows, buy art for the walls and have cute looking kitchen storage. Kitchen items can be pretty expensive sometimes for what they are, but I recently found a great quality ceramic bread bin at the flea market, and made these cute canisters for storage.

All you need is:

 I bought the chalkboard labels on eBay for a pound or two, and the chalk paint pen and fabric paint also. The glass jars are actually Dowe Egbert's coffee jars which are the perfect size. They were on offer but were still £4 each, which is not exactly cheap but I guess you get some pretty good quality coffee in the jar too!

All you need to do is wash the jars and peel any labels off. Place a chalkboard label in the middle of each one, and use the fabric paint to decorate around the edge however you fancy, then use the pen to write on the label.

And there you have it, a quick and easy way to have quaint kitchen storage canisters for less!

Emily Kate.


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