Friday, June 21, 2013

Make It {Safari Canisters}

Happy Friday! This past week I did an easy DIY project I had been wanting to do for a while. I really want to go all out on my new apartment and make it as cute and complete as possible. All while managing a low budget. So I have dreamed up a few projects (plus my couch makeover which I am still working on!) to help accessorize my place and make it feel like home.

Without further ado...

What you need:

  • $5 - Canisters with lids   I got mine half off for a total of $5 for all three at Hobby Lobby.
  • $6 - Animals  Make sure they fit the smallest lid size. I went with a safari theme, but you can do deer, moose, or whatever you like. I found mine at Hobby Lobby.
  • $5 - Super glue
  • $6 - Gold spray paint
Total Cost = $21

Plus the spray paint and glue have many more uses left!

Step 1:
Put a drop of glue on the bottom of each foot of the animals and place them on the lid. Make sure they are centered. Press and hold to make sure it's secure. I let mine dry for a full 24 hours before I spray painted.

Step 2:
Find a clear workspace (preferably outside) and lay down some newspaper or cardboard to protect the area. Spray paint your 3 animals. Make sure you coat the entire item from all angles. Wait about 5 minutes or until the paint is dry and spray it again. Once the paint is dry, flip over the animals and look at for any areas that might not be fully coated. Spray any areas that need it. Let dry.

Coat one

 That's it! The project is so simple and affordable and the overall look is fun and glam. It turns a boring canister into a fun new item for your vanity or shelf! Adds some character don't you think? Creating your own accessories for your home is often much cheaper than buying something similar and you can add your own touch! What DIY projects have you made for your home?


  1. I L O V E this! Im totally stealing this idea.

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it!! Be sure to tweet me pictures when you finish it! :)

  2. This is so perfect! We actually have a jar just like that for our laundry money and it would be incredible to add something cute on top to make it just a little bit nicer.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I seriously love this DIY!

    1. Great idea! It's so easy and versatile -- you can add whatever animal or item you wish! I considered using a unicorn for one :)

  3. I love these! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    1. No problem! I am looking to do more tutorials in the future.


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