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Dollar Tree calendar container

Dollar Tree calendar container 

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Yesterday I showed you how to make some cute cans using one of the Dollar Tree calendars. You can see that project HERE. Today I have another fun project using the same calendars. I’ll also be using an empty laundry detergent container. What I love most about this Dollar Tree calendar container craft is that it is double sided! You can use it for fall and then flip it for Christmas! Let me show you how to make one of your own:

Materials:

  • Empty laundry detergent container
  • white chalk paint
  • antique wax
  • paint brushes
  • paint pouncer
  • Mod Podge
  • Dollar Tree calendar (or any cute picture you’d like!)
  • Burlap
  • wire cutters
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

How to: 

Step 1: First, using a pair of wire cutters cut the handle and bull it out. You can throw that away because we won’t be needed it.

Step 2: Paint the container with white chalk paint. On this container you will only have to paint up to the rim because the top half will be covered in burlap. Because this is plastic it took almost 5 coats of paint.

Step 3: Double some burlap in half and cut it to a length that will wrap around the top of the container. Neatly hot glue the burlap to the container.

Step 4: Using the antique wax, begin to pounce around the container. I like to make it darker in the edges. The best way to do this is to work right out of the lid. I pour a little antique wax in the lid, dip my pouncer in it, then pounce some off and then start pouncing on my project.




Step 5: Rip the calendar with your fingers rather than cutting it. This will help to add to that rusty/old look we are trying to achieve. The entire picture did not fin on my container so I did cut some off the top before ripping it.

Step 6: Mod Podge the picture to the front of the container. I made my container double sided. I did a fall picture on the front and a Christmas picture on the back.

Step 7: Once the pictures are dry, begin to pounce around the edges with the antique wax.

Step 8: Fill the container with some cute fall or Christmas flowers depending on the season.

 

Here is a picture of my container all dressed up for fall. What do you think?! I think I love it, LOL. If I keep it on the porch I will probably add a few rocks to the bottom to keep it from blowing away. I will also probably add some lights to make it pretty at night!

I also wanted to show you a picture of the Christmas side. This isn’t the greatest picture for a few reasons. #1 the sun wasn’t working with me and #2 I don’t have my Christmas decorations out yet so I had trouble finding something that looked nice. This tree will have to do for now. It should at least give you a little bit of an idea what it will look like. How pretty will it be when I add lights?!

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube 

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