this morning my hubs asked, when i showed him my latest project- a repurposing of a piece of what might easily have been garbage (a variance on my earlier DIY project i shared),- if repurposing is just a newer, more hip (my words paraphrasing, not his) version of recycling. i would have to say, 'not'. so, i repurposed a 5 gallon (is that right?, it was huge, not totally sure on the measurements) ice cream bucket from my son's second birthday. i kept it thinking that surely, with all of his things, my things, our things, there was sure to come a time when i was really hunting for a lidded storage container. and this very thing happened yesterday. giles has a bunch of wooden blocks. some i have in a candy jar type container on his shelves- part play toy, part display on his shelves. i kept some out for him to have access to more easily and they are stored in a plain, white bag that came with the set. it has this velcro closure on it that wraps around and gathers the opening of the bag to close it. he's not a big fan of this. not to mention, when he cleans up, it's hard for his little self to hold open the sack and actually get the blocks back inside. so i looked around for a basket to use, or something and that is when i remembered that i had kept the ice cream bucket. and also, that i had this new, nifty way to make an ugly top to a container cute! so, i raided my scrapbook paper supply, found a cute striped paper (that was a lighter weight paper than the ones in my original project which does make it easier to work with, as i had figured) and went to work. here's how it all turned out, kinda cute?
glue the lid with the mod podge onto the circle cut out, remember to leave
about 1/2in edge longer than what it takes to completely cover the sides