31 July 2012

make it: color dip cans

i've got a sweet little (super easy) DIY for you today. color dip cans! 
here at the deer circus, i'm all about doing easy crafts with stuff you've already got laying around, gathering dust. that's why i like super quick projects like this: they're cheap, they're green, and they elevate the ordinary. let's get started! 

you'll need: tin cans, spray paint, tape. 
step one: wash your cans with soap & warm water. let them air dry, or towel dry them with a sack cloth. once dry, tape off the section you don't want painted (for me, that was about the top 2/3 of the can). 
step two: make sure you're outside or in a well-ventilated space & get spraying! it's best to hold the can several inches from the surface & do light, sweeping motions across it. 
step three: once your cans are dry, arrange them however you like. then fill 'em up with art supplies!


now you won't need a gagillion tupperware boxes that look like this: 
you know i'm right.

happy crafting! 

32 comments:

  1. love this idea, its so simple and cute.

    K

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  2. Doing this! =) Got a coral and a mint color =) Mine isnt spraypaint though. Just regular.

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  3. trying this now! absolutely love!!!
    xo TJ

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  4. That's just too darn cute. I wanna try!

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  5. This is a great and simple DIY idea.
    Thanks for sharing! =)

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  6. as a hoarder of all pens, pencils and markers {even ones that don't work anymore} I love this idea. I think I still have gel pens from the 90's. thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love this idea, I've painted cans before but never like this!

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  8. aww i actually quire like them with the spotty tape on!


    raspberrykitsch.com

    xx

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  9. Nice touch of pink my de(e)ar girl! :)

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  10. ah im in love.
    consider it pinned.

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  11. perfect, fun, easy and adorable. thanks for this :)

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  12. Absolutely Right! :)



    The pink and steel team up good and give a lovely look to hold on the stationary :)
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  13. This DIY is amazing! Lovely photographs.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love yours and followed!

    xoxo, Meera

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  14. This is so cute! :) I'll definitely be trying this at some point :) At the moment I have my pens in a cardboard tube that I covered in a grey and white chevron print card that I made in illustrator, it's nice to have a change though!

    Love your blog, following now! :)

    http://danielleyc.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  15. oh it is spray paint! i'll have to try this :)

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  16. This is a great way to get all my random pencils and pens out of the ugly storage boxes and on display where they'll be more likely to be used. Gotta love a touch of color!

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  17. this is such a good idea for my jewelry tools!

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  18. I love these cans. I tend to use jars but they don't look anywhere near as pretty. :)

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  19. what a cute idea!!!! I hope you don't mind if I pin this to my pinterest board. =)

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  20. These are so cute! i need to try this!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  21. Awe your DIYs are the best! I have some cans I hold my art supplies in too, though I'm thinking this would be fun for my makeup in the bathroom.

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  23. This DIY is great :) definitely going to try this! I love your blog xx

    http://cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. so clever!! im definitely going to have to try this!

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  25. i love this! what a perfect way to spice up something so simple!

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  26. So pretty! I'll be definitely doing that for my classroom!

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