Upcycling an Almond Roca Canister into a Cute Counter Storage

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!


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