She also seems to love anything that comes with lots of little pieces: hair clips and elastic bands, rubber bracelet bands, beads, stickers, Barbie accessories, etc. Then we need to find places to store all of these items so they don’t get lost all over the house.
These two loves inspired my trash-to-treasure project today. We end up with a lot of empty Cool Whip containers. They’re nice little containers, so I wanted to try to repurpose one as a storage solution for my daughter.
I decided to make it a floral accent for her room with a green base and pink top. For the bottom, I found some lovely green ribbon with a pattern that reminded me of a stem. For the top I bought a small piece of pink felt and a spool of adorable rosette ribbon.
The green ribbon was only $1.99 at 50 percent off. The felt was 23 cents, and the pink ribbon was $1.99. Since I used less than half of each, the real cost is lower than the $4.21 I spent on the materials.
First I used my hot glue gun to attach the green ribbon to the base in two overlapping strips.
Once that was done, I cut the felt to size (freehand) around the Cool Whip lid.
I hot glued the felt to the lid around the inside of the lid indentation, then glued it down on the edge. I trimmed off excess felt as needed.
I arranged the rosette ribbon on top of the felt and adjusted it until I liked how it looked. I cut it off the spool and carefully hot glued it in sections to avoid moving it.
The project was a quick and easy way to add some cute storage for my daughter’s room. I think it looks adorable by her lamp!
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