Monday, November 25, 2013

Upcycled Pringles Can -> Spaghetti Canister

You know how when you open a box of spaghetti and use only half, the remaining open box is a pain to store. It won't stand up, and if you lay it down the noodles are likely to slide out. One day my husband was grabbing something from the pantry and the open spaghetti box went tumbling, getting dried pasta in every crevice. To add insult to injury, as he flung everything out of the pantry in an effort to clean it up, he cause a two liter bottle of soda to explode all over the kitchen, which he then had to clean up too. Then I discovered this solution! Did you know that spaghetti is slightly shorter than a Pringles can? Well, now you do. This is the easier DIY project that has solved one of life's little irritations without having to spend $20 for a specialty canister.

  1. Gently rinse out an empty Pringles canister and let it dry.
  2. Choose a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper or two sheets of 8.5x11 (letter) paper. I chose a yellow stripe since it resembles spaghetti noodles
  3. Cut the paper to size to fit the height of the can within the rings around the top and base (mine was 10 3/8" I think)
  4. Coat the back of the paper with a glue stick, making sure to get all the way up to the edges.
  5. Wrap the paper around the tube. Secure with rubber bands until dry.
  6. Decorate the outside however you like. I very creatively wrote "Spaghetti" on the top and side.
  7. Put your noodles in and store safely away!

Pretty simple, huh?

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