Mother Earth Living


Try This: Decorative Kitchen Canister

A fun project for your kitchen.



Try your local art supply or stationery store for interesting papers. Make sure the paper is thick enough to not become transparent when glued.
Cut your paper to wrap around the cylinder with about a 1/2-inch overlap. For packages with a cardboard edge, cut the paper an inch taller than the height of the cylinder so the paper can fold over the top. For those with metal edges, cut the paper to fit between the metal rims. Brush the wrong side of the paper with diluted white glue or paste.
Try your local art supply or stationery store for interesting papers. Make sure the paper is thick enough to not become transparent when glued.
Position it even with the bottom edge and press around the cylinder, smoothing out wrinkles as you go. Burnish the paper firmly with the heel of your hand.
Clip the overhanging paper back perpendicular to the canister edge to make folding tabs. If necessary, brush them with an extra dab of glue before folding inside the canister.
Cork coasters work perfectly as lids. Thread a wood screw up through the bottom of the coaster, then wind a wine cork onto the screw until finger tight. You can use the optional, oversized black rubber washers as a decorative finish.

















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