Since Mike & I use a ridiculous amount of paint for our business we buy it in the gallons. However, when we do small signs and such it's kind of hard to have huge containers just wide open with the potential of tipping over and ruining our product, table, floor, all over the dogs, etc. :) So, until recently this is what my paint container shelf looked like:
So, I knew that I had to fix this ASAP! I originally started looking at small mason jars, cohesive rubbermaid containers, but then settled on this beautiful spice rack from Amazon. I absolutely LOVE that they are all off of the shelf as well as neat and tidy in their own little space.
Purchase these bad boys right here, and here's a few shots of them from every angle.
**Don't forget to remove the plastic spice shaker lid before use!**
Then, to make selecting my color of choice as easy as possible I created a nifty little label on my Silhouette Cameo. I've realized from past experience that just putting the actual letters on a container I use a lot doesn't work out to well. I've found that even as sticky as the vinyl is the constant wear and tear on the stickers/labels will obviously make them fall off. So, with this being said, I decided to do the opposite, and just remove the letters.
Granted, you will definitely need a Silhouette Cameo in order to use this design or to make your own! If you don't have a Silhouette Cameo (or something similar) I would highly recommend this investment. I use this machine at least weekly!
Next, I created 18 circles that were 1.495" x 1.495", and they perfectly on the lids.
HINT: Create one circle at this size and then copy and paste it 17 times. Makes life so much easier! :)
Then, I picked my favorite color vinyl, and had the Cameo do its thing.
The most difficult part about this entire project was just pulling off the middles for the o's, a's and other similar letters. I didn't even attempt to put the middle for the e's in. They were so small and completely not worth it!
And then… ta-da!
P.S. Helpful Hint #2: Only fill these containers about halfway.
This way you won't have a ton of paint caked in the lid, and will just make
opening the container a little easier in the future! :)