Thursday, April 28, 2011

recycled lemonade can utensil holders

I drink sugar-free lemonade like it's my job. Seriously. I have a problem and it's quite an ordeal in my house when I'm out of it. Anyway, I accumulate quite a lot of the empty plastic lemonade canisters so I decided to put some of them to good use. (other than throwing them away)

These plastic canisters are perfect as utensil holders. This can be for office supplies like rulers and pencils or kitchen utensils. I used mine for kitchen utensil holders as I have quite a lot of them. You never know when you'll need a potato masher, a silicone spatula or even a basting brush, right? Plus, my one little drawer alotted for these things is OVERFLOWING.

So, I took this...

And turned it into...

All it took was some leftover fabric from a skirt I made, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I cut the fabric and wrapped it around the can and hot glued the ends together. Then I did the same with the ribbon on top to cover up the ragged edge.

Voila! There you go! You can keep yourself organized and stylish while saving the planet. :)


  1. These are so cute! I love the idea!! I am going to have to try it. :]


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