Blog Fest: Craft Challenge

We asked if you had any questions for/about us to answer for our big anniversary.  We got a craft question and I thought this would make a great new series, hence, Craft Challenge.  Something like Stump the Chump, but with crafts.
Christy said, “Don’t laugh…but what can you possibly do with small cat food cans?  They recycle, but there has to be something cute and crafty that to do with them.”
What would we do?  I would find a wooden dowel, epoxy, a drill and perhaps spray paint to make a swivel organizer, similar to this one:
To create this, first clean the cans well, removing all labels and smooth the top to prevent cuts.  Drill a hole the size of the dowel, near the edge of all but one can.  Slide the cans on the dowel.   Then, epoxy the dowel to the edge of the bottom can and let it dry.  You might have to keep something heavy in the bottom, to prevent tipping.  You can cut a piece of picture matting for a top, too.  Spray paint to match your decor and fill with paper clips and rubber bands for an office.  Sort jewelry, or plant succulents or other small plants, too.
Do you have a craft challenge for us?  Maybe you have something you just don’t want to throw out.  Or need an interesting use for an everyday object.  Let’s see how creative we can be.
There’s still time to ask us anything for Friday’s Q and A post.  Ask away!

8 thoughts on “Blog Fest: Craft Challenge

    1. Thanks, Stephanie and Mrscummingsrx! If I had cans, I would totally make one. Let’s hope Christy does and shares with us. Maybe I can get Ben to eat some tuna…

      Thanks, Shelley!! You definitely should try it. It is a super easy project and you can get a small roll of veneer for around $5 at HD. If you do try it, I’d love to see yours on our FB page. 🙂


  1. To keep it from tipping you might be able to use a circular piece of wood that you can pot on the bottom. That might help weigh it down. Just a thought =)

  2. I need to try this. I just don’t have cats. I like the idea of the aforementioned tuna cans, though. I will have to keep a few before they hit the recycling. I see your comments on YHL all the time. I finally linked over to check you out. Very fun stuff.

  3. This is a great idea! I have a question. If you have stenciled a wall, do you have any suggestions or tips? Thanks!

    1. Hi Monique,

      Can you elaborate a little more? Are you asking how to stencil a wall? If you can be specific, I’ll try to help. 🙂


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