Quick Plastic Canister Update!

Aug 01 2021
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Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in and we combined households we ended up with nearly a dozen all together! We use them in all of the usual ways: flour, sugar, rice, etc. But we also use them for Annie’s dog treats. Unfortunately dog treats aren’t exactly that pretty so I’ve been trying to figure out something quick, cheap and easy that would look nice but keep her dog treats out and within easy reach.

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I first considered painting the canisters out but I really just didn’t think it would last so they’ve been like this for a couple of years now with me trying to figure out a solution.

It finally dawned on me that I could just bag up all of the dog treats, place them inside and hide them totally.

All I needed was some pretty fabric to make those clear plastic canisters accent our décor here in the kitchen as well. I went on Amazon in search of something red and inexpensive.

I found this red buffalo check table cloth for only 6.99!

I first emptied the plastic canister and cleaned it out completely. And then I laid out my fabric, put the dog treats in it and cut it extra extra big before inserting it all back into the canister.

I then carefully cut off the excess before moving on and doing the same to the other three.

SO EASY AND INEXPENSIVE!

(I did make sure that there was just a little extra so I could fold the fabric over the top of the treats so none of its liner showed.)

I think that is about the quickest change from an eyesore to a little extra pop of our accent color that I can think of!

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in

Quick plastic canister update! I think just about everyone has some of these clear plastic cannisters lying around. When Lodi moved in



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Comments

  1. August 1, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Tarah,
    What a quick and clever way to dress up a canister. I’ll be giving this a try at my house. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

  2. August 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    What an easy way to get matching cannisters. Thanks for this great tip and for hosting the hop.

  3. August 1, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Super creative, Tarah! I don’t think I would have ever thought to put something INside the container, as opposed to decorating the container itself. It looks great though. Plus, the jar is unaltered, so it could easily be repurposed down the road if needed. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • August 2, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Thanks Chas, its great hopping with you every month!

  4. August 2, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    What a very fun and summer idea, plus I love how you could change these up every season. Thanks for sharing.

    • August 3, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Thanks Chas and that’s a really good point! I should find some fun Xmas fabric for the holidays!

  5. August 2, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Sometimes the easy way is also the BEST way. Clever idea! Pinned!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  6. August 7, 2021 at 5:34 am

    Such a smart idea!! And you could easily make it go with whatever your current kitchen color scheme is. Love this! Thanks for sharing 🤗

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