Soup Can Storage

Tricia from Craft Addict emailed me when I posted about the pegboard project that I did in my studio. She had mentioned she used tin cans as storage on her board. Why didn’t I think of that?? I used to make these all the time but I never thought to punch a hole in it and hang it on the board. They are fairly simple (glue paper on cans). But for those of you who want it step by step here’s a short tute…

1. Clean a soup can inside and out making sure to remove as much of the gunky glue residue as you can.

2. Take an awl and a hammer and punch a hole in the can. Then I pushed the awl in it to open up the hole even wider to accommodate the pegboard hook.

3. Next find some pretty tissue paper. I have never used regular scrapbook paper but I am sure that would work also. I got this fabulous stuff from a baby gift from Dee. As soon as I saw it I fell in love with it. I heart DAMASK.

4. Now I am sure Modge Podge would work but whenever I have done this project I used Napkin Applique because it is thinner and works well with tissue paper. But it is the same process as decoupaging…slap some glue down, put your paper on, and smooth it out with your fingers. I cut my tissue paper 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ and that fit my cream of mushroom soup can perfectly.

5. I did little sections at a time gluing down and smoothing with my finger as I went.

6. Then seal it with a topcoat of your medium of choice and let it dry. After it is dry stick the awl through your hole again.

7. Hang’em on your pegboard and fill’em.