During the summer many of us like to host BBQs, picnics, parties, family reunions, or just any excuse to get together with friends and family. If you are hosting such a party, you might find yourself in need of some practical ways to serve your guests and make them feel welcome. What better way to do that than a touch of something DIY and handmade? Our Crew Member, Kimberly N, shows us how she created this fun silverware caddy using Canvas Corp papers, canvas fabric, and a few cans. This little container would be perfect on a picnic table to hold your silverware and we love how she added a handle to make it easy to pick up and move! Read on as Kimberly explains how she put this all together.
Hi it’s Kimberly N here to share a simple project that’s going to make any party sparkle. First your going to need to gather up some items. I found two formula cans and removed the paper. Now pull out some yummy Canvas Corp papers, a canvas sheet, and some cord. Now let’s make a cute silverware holder. Measure the cans then cut your paper to fit. Then you’re going to take some double sided tape and randomly add it to your can. Be sure to add a strip to the ends of the paper so they get secured down. Don’t worry if your paper doesn’t fit all the way around the can, because you can use a strip of canvas to finish it off – that will also help them adhere to each other better.
After the cans are completely covered, take the parts of the can you added some canvas to and put Fabri-Tac glue on each side, just were the two cans will meet up at. Let them dry – it takes about five min for them to dry. Now take your turquoise Canvas Corp cord and wrap down the center with a small line of glue. I have done this about three times to get the look I wanted. Take the glue and apply a thin strip all the way around the top then place the cord over it. I have also done the same around the bottom of the cans. I hope you have fun and explore different ways for how to make some fun summer picnic decor. There’s more to come so be on the look out!
Scissors, paper cutter , glue, double sided tape
Step 1 – First, you need to round up your supplies! Then you need to measure your cans and cut your paper to fit your cans. Mine were formula cans that measured 4 1/2″ high and approximately 7″ around. I cut two pieces of paper from one sheet. I was a little short but no worries…I’ll show you how to make it work !
Step 2 – Now take your double sided tape and randomly add it around the can. I also added some to the ends of the paper. Then roll the can onto your sheet of paper carefully to keep it straight.
Step 3 – Next, cut a piece of canvas about 3″ wide by 10″ long. Apply glue to one side then fold it in half to make it extra thick.
Step 4 – Take the canvas strip you just made and apply it to the inside of each can using a strong glue glue. Be sure to leave enough for a small handle.
Step 5 – Oops I forgot to add some canvas to the parts that weren’t covered with paper. That’s okay let’s apply it now … Glue it down well, then add some glue on top of them.
Step 6 – I took some Fabri-Tac glue and ran a small amount down the sides of the cans then took the cord and carefully placed it on top of the glue. Then I added glue around the top and bottom of each can and added cord the same way.
Thanks to Kimberly N for showing us this fun and practical project! We love the papers and materials she chose and it makes us think of all the possibilities available with the other papers in our store! You could change up the theme for a baby shower, wedding shower, graduation, or customize in any way you prefer. You could also keep it neutral and rustic like Kimberly did here with this caddy she made a while ago.
We love the combination of burlap and lace on these utencil organizers and we think Kimberly pulled it off beautifully! They could also be used as simple containers for flowers, candles, candies, or centerpieces or even art and craft supplies. Kimberly has definitely left us with lots of ideas and inspiration for our own crafting and DIY.
We would also love to see what YOU are doing! If you have some CCB projects you’d like to share, join our Facebook group, Canvas Corp Brands Collective. The whole CCB Crew is there to answer questions, participate in challenges with you, host giveaways, swaps, and more! We strive to make it a positive community where you can share your own creations. See you there!
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