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This little project was totally done on a whim (which seems to happen a lot!)
I decided to make storage containers for my laundry room (which I've slowly begun to makeover and will be a post all of it's own) and knew I had to have little labels for every box!
I'm not showing you my labeled laundry containers today (I will soon) but I am showing you the other victims that got label-attacked! My daughter's toy baskets!
Here is where my mind took me to create these pretty little labels:
I used an old cereal box that I had obviously used to shield something from spray paint!
I traced my perfect sized circles with the bottom of a cup and ended up with 12 circles to cut!
My cutting skills suck because I didn't end up with perfectly shaped circles, but I actually ended up loving their imperfection and originality from one another (or it could be that's just what I'm telling myself to make myself feel better.)
I then painted every circle (front & back) with 2 coats of craft paint. I painted strokes in every direction to end up with a textured look. I let dry 1 hour between coats.
This is the brand of craft paint I used:
Once my paint was dried I added dots around my circles to give them a little pizzaz!
I used yellow for my laundry room storage containers and pink for Lily's baskets.
I had to play the waiting game again... I think next time I'll just take my blow dryer to them!
After my dots dried all the way I used a Sharpie marker to write on my labels!
I used twine (man, I love this stuff) to tie them unto the baskets!
Similar twine to the one I used:
These labels cost me absolutely nothing to make (only patience) since I had all materials on hand!
Here are more pictures of these cute little guys!
Cute, easy and best of all...free! Not too bad, right?
You can also check out these posts on easy upcycled items: Repurposing Cans with Rope, Mason Jar Soap Dispenser, and Pipe Strap Pulls.
What easy (or free) project have you done lately?
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