Transform a coffee can into a charming kitchen organizer with newspaper

Organizing your kitchen with useful, readily available utensils doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. While it can be tempting to head out in pursuit of designer containers from big-name stores, getting creative with materials you find around the house is good for the wallet while imparting a sense of personalized style. A little newspaper goes a long way toward transforming a used coffee can into a one-of-a-kind kitchen accessory that turns culinary inspiration into savory results.
A 12-ounce coffee can with the label peeled off makes an ideal foundation for a kitchen utensil organizer. To add a decorative cover that’s completely unique, simply tear strips of newspaper and apply them to the can’s surface using Mod Podge adhesive. Once you've trimmed the edges, the can's exterior is entirely transformed. Consider tying a pink bow of yarn around the top for some feminine flair that really pops against the black and white of the newspaper base. While this newspaper-covered can works wonders in the kitchen, it could easily function as a container for pencils on an office desk.
-One sheet of newspaper
-12-ounce coffee can
-Mod Podge Satin finish adhesive
-Foam paintbrush
-X-Acto knife
-Pink yarn
DIY Everywhere
1. Tear a single sheet of newspaper into several long strips.
2. Remove the lid and peel the label off a 12-ounce coffee can.
3. Apply Mod Podge Satin finish adhesive to the exterior of the coffee can with a foam paintbrush, and press a strip of newspaper to the glue to secure it in place.
4. Continue attaching newspaper strips to the can's exterior in this manner until the entire surface is covered.
5. Trim the excess newspaper from the top and bottom of the can by following the edges with an X-Acto knife.
6. Unravel a length of pink yarn, and tie it into a bow around the top edge of the coffee can. Cut the yarn away from the skein once you've tied the bow.
7. Tie a small knot on each end of the bow strings, and fluff the tassels for added aesthetic appeal.
8. Place the newspaper-wrapped container on a kitchen counter, and fill with utensils or wooden spoons for a unique organizer made to be admired.

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