Soup Can Organization

Remember how I told you all about my goals for 2012? And, remember how nowhere on that list did I mention getting organized? That’s because every year I resolve to get and stay organized, and every year I just don’t. And while I crave organization and order, I’m just not that good at keeping up with it.

In my head, everything in my house is neatly tucked away. Nothing is cluttered or out of place and everything can be found easily. Only I live in reality, with 2 small kids, and that’s just not possible in my world. So I ignore the huge mess on my craft room floor and instead make something pretty. And I justify it because the pretty is also functional.

To make these ridiculously easy organizational containers, you’ll need about 10 minutes and the following supplies:

1. Empty metal cans (soup, vegetable, etc.) – washed and dried

2. Scrapbook paper

3. Double stick tape

4. Button magnets

5. Hot glue

STEP ONE: You’ll need to wash and dry your empty cans before getting started. But, before that remove the paper from the can and set it aside.

STEP TWO: Using the paper you removed from the can as a template, cut your scrapbook paper to size.

STEP THREE: Wrap the scrapbook paper around the can and stick down the edge with double stick tape.

STEP FOUR: Hot glue a couple of button magnets to back over the seam. Like below…

And there you have it! I told you it was ridiculously easy. You can stick these babies anywhere a magnet goes.

They’re pretty and functional, and they help me keep my junk in check. What more could I ask for?


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