Thursday, June 2, 2016

Personalized Recycled Container Keepsake for Father's Day



Repurpose and recycle by turning an empty cylinder container and lid into a awesome Father's Day personalized gift box keepsake or use as a  holder for those important items like pens or pencils or special mementos.  

It's really fun to make in a few easy steps:

First, gather the following supplies:
Recycled cylinder container and lid
Photo - fit to size
Chalkboard fabric
Hot glue gun
Tape
Craft knife/Scissors
Ruler
Chalk

Next:
  • Using the cylinder can as a guide, measure and cut chalkboard fabric to size.

  • Cut out an opening on the fabric slightly smaller than photo.

  • Place photo on back of fabric opening and secure with tape.


  • Apply glue to back around opening and center fabric with photo on container. Add additional glue to container and smooth on fabric around the entire container.
I don't have very many pictures of my father - but he looks just like I remember him here - always wearing a shirt and tie!  
He's holding his grandson, Oliver. Forever in our hearts!

  • Using the lid as a guide, trace circle on chalk fabric and cut out slightly smaller than lid.

  • Attach the fabric circle to top of lid with glue.


To decorate the lid, make a decorative chalkboard fabric flower by cutting out a 1 1/2" strip of fabric about 18 inches long.  Cut narrow strips along the length, leaving a small border. 


Using the edge of a scissor's blade, curl the ends.


Begin rolling the strip, wrong side out, applying a bit of glue as you roll to the end to secure.


Fluff flower strips

Make a bow by bringing the ends together of a 8 1/2 inch strip of chalkboard fabric.  Squeeze the center together and wrap a small piece of fabric around, gluing in place. Add the flower to the center of bow with glue and attach to lid.


Add a small gift  - like folded handkerchiefs, socks or tie - inside for a lovely Father's Day gift.


On the outside,  write a thoughtful sentiment in chalk to personalize the gift!


And when the gift is removed, the container can function as a pen & pencil holder!


Makes for a wonderful repurpose handcrafted keepsake for Father's Day! 

Join me in celebrating Father's Day!  I'm part of a group of creative bloggers who celebrate themed hops throughout the year.
Check out all of our Father's Day projects and join us by linking up below!


Take a little time to enjoy
and
Happy Crafting!




11 comments:

  1. Muy buena idea y muy personal. Me gusta.
    Saludos

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  2. Great little project for Father's Day Gail. Love the chalk fabric. I used it last year on my tote bags.

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  3. too cool! i am loving the chalkboard cloth! what an awesome idea - especially for sharing the memories of those that have gone before among family and friends.

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  4. Thank you so much for this quick and easy project and for the opportunity to share my post here as well, it is so nice of you.

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  5. I love this Father's Day craft you made!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking & Crafting with J&J! :)

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  6. Aww...this is such a cute idea!

    I would love for you to add this to my Recipes and Crafts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. I have never heard of chalk fabric before! A great project Gail!

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  8. This is such a fun idea and it's a great upcycle project, too. Love it!

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  9. I love having family pics all over the house. Thanks for showing me a how new way to display them. Fantastic project Gail.

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  10. I love can recycling and this one is wonderful! Love the chalkboard look with personalization.

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  11. This is a perfect gift idea. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial.

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