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Monday, September 16, 2013

DIY Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover

Today I am sharing with you how I fixed my issue of looking at all of the dog and cat food bags and treats.  We have a major problem around my house....anything that is not undercover or locked down every night will be opened and spread all over my kitchen floor.  My dog and cat generally don't have much to do with each other except when it comes to teaming up to open some food.  They become quite the mischievous pair.  The cat opens the cabinets and knocks the food out while the dog manages to open it.  

I had a lot of this chevron fabric left over from chevron and chalk paint bench makeover, so I decided I would use the rest of fabric to line the cannisters.  

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

Here is what I used to wake up to in the mornings, before I got smart and secured all food.  I will say that Mr. Ed has attempted a few times to knock off the glass lid to these cannisters.  Thank goodness so far he has been unsuccessful.  This is a horrible photo that I took one morning with my phone.  I am so mad, because I actually had a picture of them eating out of the box.  I must have accidentally deleted it, but you get the picture!

why pet food needs to be sealed up

The photo below is a very rare moment of the two actually together unless they are up to no good!  

Here is what the cannisters looked like before I lined them with the chevron fabric. 

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

I wanted to find a way to hide the contents of the jars.  I didn't want to do anything permanent, because I am always changing things up.  I found the perfect solution.  I used poster board and fabric to place inside the jars.  This way I could change out the design whenever I wanted.  

I used two different methods on each of these jars.  

On the smaller jar, I used fabric stiffener before I attached it to the poster board. On the second one, I simply glued the fabric to the poster board with Elmer's Spray Adhesive Glue.  It worked just as well, and made it a much faster process.  

                                 How to line glass cannisters   www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

The first step was to measure the fabric height and width around the jar.  I wrapped the fabric around the outside and measured it that way.  I left about half an inch of extra fabric at the top and bottom.

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

The next step was to cut the poster board to fit the inside of the jar.  I did the top of both jars differently, and I will explain that at the end of the post. 

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

Here is a view from inside the jar.  The poster board is stiff enough to hold its shape and mold to the jar.   It was during this step that I decided the fabric stiffener was really unnecessary.  

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

I cut the paper even with the curve at the top of the cannister.  

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

Once the fabric and paper was measured and cut, I sprayed the poster board with the adhesive glue.  I smoothed the fabric over the poster board.  Here is where I did both cannister a little different.  

On the smaller one, I cut the fabric even with the paper.  It worked okay, but I didn't really like the tiny gap at the top of the jar. 

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

I left the excess fabric on the larger cannister.  I then used plain old scotch tape and bunched up the fabric to give it a ruffle look.  I like this look much better, because you can't see in the jar at all.  

DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

Here's a close up of the large jar with the "ruffles" at the top of it.  


DIY Easy Chevron Lined Glass Cannister Makeover with Twine Trim   Life on Lakeshore Drive

I wrapped some twine around the groove of the small jar right above the fabric to help cover up the gap.   On the larger jar, I just wrapped the twine a few times around the knob on the lid.

I love the pop of color in the dark section of my kitchen counter.  Best of all, the bags of food are all hidden.  I wish I had done this a long time ago.  This whole project was done very quickly and super cheap.    Especially after I decided to skip the fabric stiffener for this project.

Like I told you earlier in the post, I love to change things up often.  I decided this worked so well, I want to change them out seasonally.  I am almost finished with my fall look and can't wait to share that look with you!  

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!  Hope you have a wonderful, blessed week!  

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JP said...

Oh, your story was really funny....I,m glad you resolved your problem with those adorable, chevron canisters!

J said...

LOL cute pets and cute story! Your jars are wonderful!

One More Time Events said...

Love your story and your canisters great idea thanks for sharing at One More Time Events xo Tammy

Bronwyn said...

Those little trouble makers! Too funny. Great idea though!

Winnie said...

Funny story - I like it!
I have a cat too so I can relate :)

I also like the jars, and I can honestly tell you that I need a few of these jars (the ones I used have done their time)

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Love the look of your canisters! What a great idea for a quick change. And what a cute story but your buddies will find a way to get what they want. They don't care that you've "hidden" their treats. Good luck with that!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Very Clever idea! using the poster board for stiffness is so smart! They look great!

Nancy said...

The picture of the culprits is a wonderful example of dogs (shame) and cats (no shame). :)

Kim of Mo Betta said...

Super cute!

HomeFor4 said...

aw! very cute♥

Anonymous said...

This is really, really pretty. Pretty pets, too! Take care - Dawn

Kelly || Old Blue Silo said...

Hi Kathy! Just stopping by to say these grabbed my attention from the DIY dreamer link party. These canisters are sharp looking!

I have a brown tabby kitty too :)

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I love the canisters, and I love your pooches even more! How could you ever get angry at those faces??!

You always come up with such clever ways to fix a problem, Kathy. Well done!

Maria said...

The canister project is so unique!, It gave me a great idea for my pantry and I'm going to do it in GREEN Pattern..

Thanks Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com

Unknown said...

Super cute containers! The chevron print is so fun. :-)
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Maria Matter said...

luv, luv, luv this Kathy!!!
that chevron is fabulous. this is such a fun idea too!
thanks for inspiring us @ Inspire Me Fridays!

Unknown said...

These are so cute!!! Great idea!

Sarah said...

Great idea and they look so cute.
Thanks for sharing.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kathy, I love the canisters that you made! They are so pretty and chevron is all the rage right now! Enjoy your weekend.

Shelly said...

This is adorable!! Found you on Funky Junk! Please come share this on DIY Sunday Showcase Party that I cohost! It opens at 5pm today!!


Stephanie said...

Love this way of getting color and pattern in the kitchen!

Unknown said...

I love these jars.. Now I have to look for some to do with my dry ingredients. Thanks for sharing these on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster. Sharing on google +
cohost Marlys @This and That

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Perfect! I have this "problem" where I cannot throw away any glass containers/jars. So I have a TON and this would be a fun and easy make over for them! Love the chevron you choose! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday Kathy! I'm featuring you next week! XO

Claire Justine said...

Whoo I love this idea, they turned out great. Love the material too :)

Thanks for linking up to welcome to the weekend blog hop...

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Clever and cute what a fun idea for all the glass containers.

Christy James said...

This is such a clever idea! Now you can't tell what's inside and the possibilities are endless with all the fabric choices out there! Love :)

The Tablescaper said...

Very fun!

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

One More Time Events said...

Hi Kathy, Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured over at One More Time Events....Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you at this weeks party http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/09/how-to-redecorate-your-living-room-and.html

Claire Justine said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Mondays, love these :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a NIFTY THRIFTY idea...thanks so much for sharing it at my party.


Heather Coody said...

Oh my word! What a precious addition to your canister! LOVE IT! You know I'd love for you to link it up at Tips & Tricks. Hope to see you there! ((&Hope you're having a fabulous week!))

Kathy said...

Oh, you clever gal! When I first saw this I wondered how you did it! Beautifully done! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Those are the cutest things ever!!! What a great makeover to a plain glass canister. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am going to be featuring this at tonights link party!

Rhonda said...

I LOVE what you have done. You should come show off your creativity starting at 8PM CST at Craft Frenzy Friday! http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/09/craft-frenzy-friday-6.html It won't be a party without you!

April said...

Thank you so much for sharing this post at last weeks Saturday Spotlight on Angels Homestead!

Hope to see you again this week!


Diary of a Debutante said...

Such a cute and crafty solution! I love it. I'm going to have to copy this around Christmastime! Stopping by from the Thursday's Favorite Things hop, and I'd love for you to drop by my blog if you get the chance. Have a great weekend!

Diary of a Debutante

mail4rosey said...

I like them lined with the Chevron fabric, they're really nice!

Claire Justine said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Mondays, pinning and featuring later on the hop...

Katherines Corner said...

Kathy love your story, and the canisters. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop ♥

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kathy, sounds like you have some smart critters living at your house. Brilliant camouflage! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

LOVE this thrifty idea. You will be featured on Monday at this weeks party.


Anonymous said...

So funny.... This is a GREAT idea! Love it!

Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too