So if any of you have little ones then you might also have a bunch of these formula bins laying around. As much as you can try to buy only the refill pouches of formula, somehow you keep ending up with new bins.
I always swap out the bin when we get a new one...but I couldn't bring myself to toss out the old ones. They are such a perfect size for craft room storage and made out of good solid plastic. So here is a quick tutorial I came up with for how to repurpose those formula bins into cute storage.
empty formula bins
spray paint made for plastic
First you'll need to carefully remove the lids without breaking off the little sticks that hold it on.
Once they are off, clean them up and spray with spray paint that is designed to stick to plastic. I used Krylon Fusion in black because I had it left over from another project and this project only used a tiny bit of paint. Make sure to spray the top and bottom of the lid.
Next, measure the bin and cut your paper to fit. I was using 12" scrapbook paper and had to cut two pieces to get enough to cover the entire bin.
Make sure to measure where the two notches for the lid are and cut them out of the back piece of paper.
(sorry for the blurry picture...my one handed photography could use some work!)
Using your spray adhesive, attach the paper to the bin and secure with rubber bands while it dries. I was a little slow on adding the rubber bands to my bins and that's why you can see some wrinkles in the paper.
And that's all there is to it. Using supplies you probably already have on hand you can repurpose what would be trash into useful storage.
You just have to find the time!
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