I have a problem with saving things…. I just can’t throw something away when there might be a good use for it someday. Hence the 20 empty Clorox wipes containers I have collected in my basement storage room. I’ve got them deployed all over the place in my house – holding craft items in my craft area, filled with grocery bags in my van, and now, they are in my kitchen!
My cooking utensils had outgrown my previous crock, and I was trying to figure out how to get a better storage solution – ideally without spending any money. It occurred to me that the clorox containers might work, so I ran downstairs, grabbed a few from my stash and got working. With an exacto knife, I cut the threaded portion of the canister off and then wrapped them in scrapbook paper. The scrapbook paper doesn’t make it all the way around, but that works okay for me since I just put that side against the wall. Then I organized my utensils by type, with the least frequently used in the back.
I haven’t had any trouble with them falling over, but if that is a problem for you, it would be simple to add some rocks inside the canister to keep it from tipping over.
There you have it, a five minute project and so fun since you can customize it to your home’s style with the paper!