White Elephant Sale
June 7-10.  We are looking first for donations, coming in a separate email to all members, and then a schedule (currently all open studio hours June 7-10, beginning daily at 9:00).  Sale expected to open the morning of June 7, 9:00 am--best time to come! I'll put the list of desirable donations below the studio hours.

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Sat, Sun 10-2
Emeritus classes take place mornings 8:45-11:50 and afternoons 12:45-3:50, 3-4 days a week.
During these times the studio is closed, except for the Lunchroom, where you may work.
Days and times change each semester.

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Crafting Canisters: Spin Your Way to Storage Bliss!

Crafting Canisters: Spin Your Way to Storage Bliss!

Are you tired of digging through cluttered drawers and cabinets to find what you need? Look no further! With just a few simple materials, you can create your own unique canisters for storing all of your essentials. Not only are they functional, but they also add a touch of personality to your home decor. So, let’s get crafting and spin our way to storage bliss!

Materials You’ll Need

First things first, let’s gather our supplies. You will need:

  • Clear plastic canisters with lids (any size or shape you prefer)
  • Spray paint (in your favorite color)
  • Painter’s tape
  • A spinner (you can use a lazy susan or make your own with a cake pan and marbles)
  • Stickers, stencils, or other decorative items of your choice
  • Acrylic paint and brushes (optional)

Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Canisters

  1. Begin by cleaning and drying your plastic canisters thoroughly.
  2. Next, tape off any areas you don’t want painted with painter’s tape.
  3. Place your canisters on the spinner, making sure they are secure.
  4. Spray paint your canisters. You may need to apply several coats to achieve full coverage.
  5. Let the paint dry completely.
  6. Once dry, remove the painter’s tape and add any decorative elements you desire, such as stickers or stencils. You can also paint designs by hand using acrylic paint and brushes.
  7. Let the canisters dry completely before using them.

Tips for Decorating & Personalizing Your Canisters

There are endless ways to make your canisters unique and personalized. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use stencils to create patterns or designs.
  • Add your name or initials with stickers or decals.
  • Paint on your favorite quotes or phrases.
  • Use a metallic or glitter spray paint for a bit of sparkle.
  • Experiment with different colors and textures of paint.

Organizing Your Home with Your New Canisters

Now that your canisters are complete, it’s time to put them to use! Here are some ideas for organizing different areas of your home:

  • In the kitchen: store pantry staples like pasta, beans, and rice.
  • In the bathroom: use them to hold cotton balls, Q-tips, or toiletries.
  • In the office: store pens, pencils, and other small desk items.
  • In the craft room: use them to store beads, buttons, or other small crafting supplies.

Show Off Your Creativity! Share Your Canisters with Us

We want to see your creative canisters! Share photos of your finished projects on social media with the hashtag #CraftingCanisters. Who knows, your design may inspire someone else to try their hand at DIY storage. Happy crafting!

Crafting canisters is a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to your home decor while also getting organized. With just a few simple materials, you can create unique storage solutions for any area of your home. So, get spinning and see where your creativity takes you!

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