Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Recycling A Cereal Cup


I can always think of something to make out of things that are throw away just like the cereal cup above. I buy this kind of cereal because it is a lot easier to give it to my first grader for his breakfast in the morning. I've been saving the cups because I know I would figure something of what to make and this morning, I finally thought of something and that is a cute little organizer or a holder.

Anyway, below is the step by step of how I made this. It was very easy, it only took me less than 10 minutes to finish it. You can do anything you want to cover the front and make it look cute or fashionable, just the way you want it!
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My choice of materials to cover the outside are leftover cardstocks and zebra-print duct tape..I never throw away my cut-up cardstocks because I know I will have a use of it one day, just like earlier! ;)


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 Next, I just cut the papers into strips and glued it onto the container just like in the picture below...(I used Elmer's glue). I decided to glue the papers longways instead of crossways because it is so much easier to glue it on the cup since the cup in not straight. You just have to do more cuttings which is better than having a crooked and wrinkled paper once its glued to the cup...


 ...as you can see I alternated the papers...

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After I had glued all the papers onto the container, I used the duct tape as trimmings to cover the edges. The duct tape also serves as restraint, so the papers won't peel back!



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And you can use the finish product as a cosmetic holder, or pen or pencil holder or whatever it is that's laying around on your desk or table that needs to be organized!


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