DIY Snack Canisters
I am always looking for ways to add storage to the kitchen, while also trying to make that storage stylish & functional. More often than not I check out Pinterest and begin drowning in inspiration and don’t know where to start! Do you ever feel that way? Well luckily my friends at Martha Stewart Living decided to help me out with the decision making and just leave the DIYing up to me :o)
They sent me a box full of goodies, including these awesome Silo canisters, as well as Martha Stewart’s line of awesome adhesive stencils, satin paint, and foam pouncers. And they were sweet enough to also include Weight Watcher’s Triple Chocolate Brownie Bliss Bites! What would snack jars be without some snacks, right? I think they heard I am trying to keep off the “Chickadee weight” so these little bars were right up my alley!
A lot of the time when trying to come up with a design we try to get to fancy, so this time I decided to stay on the simple path. These adhesive stencils are great. They stick so well and leave clean lines when you remove them. First, I lined up what I wanted my canisters to say.
*I had to use the E twice!
To apply the paint I used the foam pouncers. The key to stenciling is not globbing on the paint. After dipping the foam pouncer into the paint I always recommend dabbing it off before going to apply it to the stencil. Apply a little at a time.
Two layers should be perfect, one after the other. And then remove the stencils before the paint drys. You don’t want to pull off the paint when you remove the stencil and if the paint dries that will happen. So work quickly!
The great thing about these stencils specifically is you can reuse them over and over. After removing them from the canisters I simply stuck them back on the plastic sheet they came on, wiped them down with a baby wipe to remove the paint, and then dried them with a paper towel.
Once the paint dried, I filled them up with my new treats!
Simply, stylish, perfect. I think I’ll put my favorite cookies in the other one :o)
12 thoughts on “DIY Snack Canisters”
Love the cannisters!
Love these cannisters! I’d love some of these for my kitchen and my office! We have to snack while we blog too right? :)
Heather recently posted…12 Fun Patriotic Ideas | Monday Funday Link Party
What a great idea!
malia recently posted…Pinterest Party: Creations by Kara
Love this project, those canisters turned out awesome!
Jacque recently posted…Reclaimed Barn Wood Mirror #SeriouslyStrong
Love how you decorated these canisters! Plus the shape of them is retro yet modern at the same time! Love!
Laura / Pet Scribbles recently posted…Easiest Way to Attach Ribbon to Glass Pillar Candles
Loving that those stencils stick to the surface!!! So convenient!
Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home recently posted…Painting with Toddlers
Aww these are too cute!
Jessi @ Practically Functional recently posted…Free Frozen Printable
What a cute project! I love those canisters too!
Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker recently posted…Favorite Finds
Such a great idea! I never thought to have a snack canister!
What a great way to use those stencils!
Vanessa recently posted…Summer Playdate Ideas
I LOVE those canisters, LB! I have those reusable stencils so now I just need to hunt down those canisters!
keri @ shaken together recently posted…Peach Shortcake – An Easy Summer Dessert
Those are too fun! You can never have too many cute cannisters!