Some DIY tutorials are pages long, contain 35 steps and require a trip to the hardware store. Its been my goal as a person and a blogger to make DIY projects from items I already have in my home. Its not that I don't enjoy stepping things up or trying something out of my comfort zone, I simply prefer to keep DIY on a practical, accessible level. I personally struggle with the amount of waste my household creates, and its important to me to make an effort in a more sustainable direction. My trash to treasure series has been a fun way to share those efforts.
Turning an Oatmeal Container Into A Utensil Holder
This oatmeal container has been staring at me for months now. At first I had it in the kitchen, on top of the counter, in hopes that having to look at it everyday would inspire me to do something with it. After awhile I moved it into the utility room (simply for the counter space, mind) and I only encountered it on my weekly laundry foray.
I've gotten to the point where I won't throw anything away if I think I can make it into something. It may reach Hoarders level proportions but we'll just have to wait and see. Check back in 6 months to see if a giant stack of boxes has fallen over on me or any loved ones. Then we can call A&E.
What You Will Need
card stock (two colors)
traceable kitchen utensils
First, cover your container with a cardstock color of you choice.
Trace Your Kitchen Utensils
I'm sure there are a billion sites where you can download free kitchen printables. Since I don't own a printer, I had to get a little creative. The tricky thing about this part is that most of your kitchen utensils will be too big to actually fit on the oatmeal container. I had to actually trace inside the larger trace to get the perfect size. Once you've found a traceable image you really like, cut it out and glue it onto your new Utensil Container.
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