Monday, March 21, 2011

Project #3 2011

This project is for the "Animal Lover" in you.


If you've seen this done before, forgive me, I've not seen it on any other blog, but that's not to say this is an original idea. I've loved the pretty doggie treat bins I've seen in some of the stores and thought it might be fun to make my own. Plus, this is a great way to recycle.

So here we go, in 3 easy steps.

Step 1
Find a popcorn tin, or recycle one you've used. Make sure though, that the tin does not have a 3d design, meaning one that has impressed images on it, it must be smooth. I got mine at a junk shop for $2, and made sure there were no dings or dents.
Step two: Paint it, any color you fancy. I chose glossy white. 
 Step 3: After it's dry, simply stencil it. I chose my Dog's name, Kai. But you can stamp images on it, paw prints, etc. 

You can also use this for birdseed, cat food, anything really. The sky's the limit here, and it's super inexpensive and a fun project for the kids. This tin will hold dogfood for Kai. I also purchased an inexpensive plant holder on wheels so I can roll it around, but it was the wrong diameter, so I have to exchange it. You can also sit it atop a fancy iron plant stand if you like. Use your imagination, and be proud that you recycled.
Thank you for the well wishes, and kind comments. I am always touched by your sweet words. xxx tami
I'll be crashing the following blog parties ;)
Coastal Charm
A Stroll Thru LIfe  
House In The Roses 
Second Time Around 
Faded Charm 
Savvy Southern Style 
A Beach Cottage 
No Minimalist Here 
French Country Cottage 
Common Ground 
A La Carte 
Funky Junk Interiors 
Saturday Show Off 
Met Monday 

50 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a can of paint? Great idea and the white is perfect. ~Ann

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  2. I love this! I love the idea of putting your pup's name on it too. Much nicer than the generic "dog food." Cute!

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  3. I really like this idea. Bonnie would love her kibble to be in this rather than an ugly ole bag from the store, LOL! Thanks for posting :D

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  4. Hi there! I love this idea. I see these all the time at the thrift store. Great storage idea.

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  5. I'm returning the visit. Lovely blog! I have three doggies and old popcorn tins. So you know what I'm doing! Thanks for the inspiration. I('m going to have a look around more of your blog.
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  6. Any dog would love to store its food in this bin. Good job.

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  7. I have a bin for my dogs' food already but I am seeing one for my kitty now. Thanks for sharing a great, inexpensive project!!
    Carrie

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  8. What a great idea! This looks like a great project for a "new doggie" gift too!

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  9. I love this idea. Yours turned out so cute!

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  10. That's a great idea, and it's come up beautifully. I've seen ones in shops, but never diy. Great job.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  11. Hi Tami, What a cute idea! I have one of these tins that my husband has almost filled up with change. If I can get him to take the coins to one of the machines then I can decorate mine.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  12. Great ideas wish I had a pet. Maybe I can use the can for charcoal for the barbeque.

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  13. Oh, I love this idea. I wish I had my sweet pets. They died and I just can't bring myself to replace them. They meant so much to me. You idea for their food is adorable. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I so appreciate it. Do come back again. Karie

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  14. I like it! I might make one for bird seed, we like to feed the wild birds.

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  15. Now this is one super duper thrifty idea!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. Now that is cool!

    But I was hoping for Kai to be in the photo!!!

    Noticed your bistro chair....love it!

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  17. Great job and very clever idea. I'm sure it could be adapted for quite a few different purposes. Thanks for the inspiration. x Sharon

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  18. That's a fantastic idea, Tami. Did you spray paint it? I love it! You got the finish beeeeeyooooootifully! It looks as though it was that colour all along. Who'd know there was a tartan print underneath screaming to get out. Ha!!!

    I haven't seen this before at all. I love it!

    Sarahx

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  19. I love this idea- the little pet food containers are so darling!! So much better than a bag of dog or cat food! Yours came out so sweet! :)

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  20. Hi Tami, great idea to recycle these, love the doggy name on the front. I'm thinking there are lots of us out there with "lovely" critter food containers that we're wanting to make disappear! te he! Always love hearing from you!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  21. Great idea! Love the font you used for Kai's name. Awesome job, much nicer to look at ;)
    *hugs*deb

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  22. Hi Tami!

    A lovely idea! Those bins are really very useful in a dog owners home... Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Hugs,
    Sari from Puumuli

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  23. That turned out great! What a good idea :)

    ~Tricia

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  24. It turned out perfect!!;) have a wonderful day~ Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  25. Tami I love it!! What a great idea and so inexpensive too!! I like the idea of the rollers on the bottom, god food is heavy! I love your lettering too, it is perfect!!
    I hope you had a restful evening with some Dancing with the Stars and are feeling better today. :)

    Hugs!

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  26. Wow, what a great use for an old popcorn tin! I've tossed so many of those away over the years. It looks wonderful!

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  27. great upcycling project!
    So glad you stopped over to my blog so I could find yours. I love your fresh style and all your pink accents here.
    I am really in a pink mood lately, it must be a spring thing.
    But your blog feeds my inspiration all the more
    Thanks
    AMy

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  28. I love this idea, and why didn't I think of this? I have several big tins that could be put into great use! I just had a V8 moment. "Why didn't I think of that"!
    Thank you for this very useful post!
    Yvonne

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  29. This really is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! ♥

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  30. I'll need 2 of those, One for the dogs, and one for the cats!!

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  31. I must have one of these, fantastic idea! thanks for sharing
    hugs
    janet

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  32. Thanks for dropping by Tammi, and for your kind comment. I love your recycle ideas. Sadly I lost my doggie this year (I've had her since 1996), so no doggie treat bin for me. Thinking of getting a duck very soon.....
    x Marnie {3pickles}

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  33. I love this idea and MAX too.

    big hug from switzerland
    Jacqueline ♥

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  34. What a great idea. My Mother feeds the birds and she has chickens. I think I will have to make her a couple for all of her animal feeds. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  35. Haven't seen this idea. It's fantastic! Very clever girl you are.

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  36. Hi Sweet Tami~
    That is a great idea for a pet food container for Kai! I have had the one from Ballard Designs on my wish/dream list for 2 years. :) I wanted to thank you sincerely for the beautiful comment you left on my pink roses post - it really warmed and touched my heart~ truly!
    Hugs,
    Lara

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  37. This container looks so much better in white! I love the black lettering too. It is very pretty and simple. I want to make one for my kitties :)

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  38. Wonderful idea Tami! I love your chair in the last post, too.
    Happy WW!
    - Susan

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  39. Tami, I wanted to drop by again and say thank you for joining my party. I truly appreciate your friendship and support.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  40. Very cute. I just threw away a junior size popcorn container that would have been perfect. Sure they'll be another in the future with all the fundraisers around here though... I will keep your project in mind. Merci!

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  41. Love the bistro chair, BTW... can't get enough of them.

    Isn't this storm not fun? Waiting for sunshine and much gardening here... Off to see if you're in No. or So. CAL.

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  42. How adorable! I love this idea and if I can get my hands on a old tin I'm doing it!

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  43. Great idea! You did an amazing job with painting it- so smooth! :)

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  44. Perfect project! I've been needing a way to store bird seed. this looks like a good answer. Thanks so much for not only visiting my blog but for taking time to comment. Do come again. :)
    Donna

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  45. Really cute idea! I love how this looks. I think bird seed on the porch in one of these would be so much fun! Thanks for joining JFF . hugs, Linda

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  46. Oh I adore your repurposed tin ~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  47. Great idea. Heck I might even go buy a popcorn canister just so I can throw the popcorn out (well, maybe eat it) and use the can.

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  48. Hi Tami~ Just stopping back to say thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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