Girly storage from upcycled container

Lovely storage for a little girl

My daughter loves Cool Whip.  Our weekly tradition is chocolate chip pancakes for Saturday morning breakfast.  She usually puts more Cool Whip than pancakes on her plate.Crafty storage from a repurposed container

She also seems to love anything that comes with lots of little pieces: hair clips and elastic bands, rubber bracelet bands, beads, stickers, Barbie accessories, etc.  Then we need to find places to store all of these items so they don’t get lost all over the house.

These two loves inspired my trash-to-treasure project today.  We end up with a lot of empty Cool Whip containers.  They’re nice little containers, so I wanted to try to repurpose one as a storage solution for my daughter.

I decided to make it a floral accent for her room with a green base and pink top.  For the bottom, I found some lovely green ribbon with a pattern that reminded me of a stem.  For the top I bought a small piece of pink felt and a spool of  adorable rosette ribbon.

The green ribbon was only $1.99 at 50 percent off.  The felt was 23 cents, and the pink ribbon was $1.99.  Since I used less than half of each, the real cost is lower than the $4.21 I spent on the materials.

First I used my hot glue gun to attach the green ribbon to the base in two overlapping strips.

Once that was done, I cut the felt to size (freehand) around the Cool Whip lid.Felt for lid

I hot glued the felt to the lid around the inside of the lid indentation, then glued it down on the edge.  I trimmed off excess felt as needed.

I arranged the rosette ribbon on top of the felt and adjusted it until I liked how it looked.  I cut it off the spool and carefully hot glued it in sections to avoid moving it.Craft a girly storage container

The project was a quick and easy way to add some cute storage for my daughter’s room.   I think it looks adorable by her lamp!
Girly storage from upcycled plastic containerHappy crafting!

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14 thoughts on “Lovely storage for a little girl

  1. Barb @ A Life in Balance

    So beautiful! My dd7’s treasures are all over our house, too. I should make one for her.

  2. Linda

    How pretty! I love the pink and green combination…same colors as my daughter’s room. Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner….just stopping by to check out your blog too!

  3. Angel

    This is adorable. What a great idea. It does look great by her lamp. I just used the same rose lace in cream to cover a lamp shade too. I love it, I found mine at Hobby Lobby and loved it. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

  4. Sarah

    What a pretty little container, my daughter loves collecting little things too! We save small boxes to corral them but have never decorated the boxes. Might have to start doing that.

  5. Susan

    I love doing repurposed crafts and organizing. Your girly storage turned out lovely and I’m sure your daughter is thrilled with it. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.


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