I came across this on Pinterest (where else?) and decided to give it go.
First I gathered my supplies:
Hot glue gun, oatmeal can (large), paint, brushes, adhesive, stand, scrapbook paper, and of course, music :)
I found this when I went Goodwill hunting (ha!) back in December, and knew this would be the perfect project for this little $0.99 piece.
Originally I chose green because the girls room is a mix of purple, lime green, and aqua. However, I immediately didn't like it. I let it dry and later on painted it white (no pics).
I used my scrapbooking adhesive (basically large strips of double sided tape) around the oatmeal can so the scrapbook paper wouldn't bubble with the hot glue.
I applied the paper to the upside down can, already knowing one sheet wouldn't go all the way around, so I applied and overlapped.
I folded the excess over the bottom of the can, sort of like wrapping a Christmas gift.
For the cover, I knew I would have to spice it up a little bit. Using my Creative Memories cutter, I found a coordinating pattern and cut a circle the size of the cover.
See? I used adhesive to attach it upside down, so the pattern would be on top.
It was still missing something, so I decided to try ribbon.
I ran it through my sticker maker and wound it around the edge of the cover.
Much better! The top is complete!
For the bottom, I grabbed the finished top, my hot glue gun, and my newly white base.
Carefully I applied a LOT of glue to the top of the base and found it centered.
Handed my camera to B so she could snap some photos while I pushed down...
Then, I let her fish out all her goodies to start packing in!
Everything from her gymnastic headbands to big flowery clips can sit inside...
Which is easy to access for a 5-year-old...
And she has easy access to her headbands on display!
So cute! I'm glad I was able to find something that she could use daily without worrying about pinched fingers or tangled messes.
What solutions do you have for bathroom necessities?