Little known fact about me – I LOVE Almond Roca candies! Like, have to hid them from myself over the holidays – love them!
So, this year I tried to be good and only get 1 (ok, I got 2!) of the shorter canisters for the holidays. And they were delicious. But when I was done with the candies, I had the containers left and it seemed like a shame to just recycle them, so I stuck them in a cupboard for later.
Well, soon I realized that we were collecting soup can labels and box tops for education cut outs on my kitchen counter and it looked like such a mess, I knew I needed to do something … and so, a cute counter storage idea was born!
I grabbed some of my extra Orchard Harvest designer paper that I had left over from the Holiday Catalog (man I love this paper) and got to work. I measured the height of the can and then cut a 4 1/4” x 12” piece of the designer paper. The 12” is a little too short to fit all the way around the can, so I grabbed another piece of paper from that collection and cut a 4 1/4” x 2ish” piece of paper to cover the gap.
I used Sticky Strip to attach the smaller paper (the Rose Red dotted paper) to the top and bottom of the can and a little Snail Tape Runner adhesive to help tack down the 4 1/4” long sides.
Then I put Sticky Strip along the edges of my long 4 1/4” x 12” strip of paper and starting from one edge of the Rose Red paper, I started wrapping it around my can. When I was done, you had a bit of the pink peeking out from the blue gingham pattern.
It needed something, so I grabbed my Rose Red grosgrain ribbon to run all the way around the base of the canister and overlapping the seams of where my papers didn’t quite meet up. I used Sticky Strip for all the ribbon too. Then I tied a bow and used Hot Glue to adhere it to the front of the can.
Finally, it just needed something else and I wasn’t sure what… but then it hit me! I needed a cute top!
Thankfully the Floral Frames Framelits were just the right size to fit inside the rim of the lid! I grabbed some Rose Red and Summer Starfruit cardstock and got to cutting. Then I sponged the edges of my flowers with some Rose Red ink. Add a Summer Starfruit Dahlia to the center and it looks cute from any side.
So, grab your favorite designer paper and ribbon and get to decorating!