Monday, January 24, 2011

"B" is for Bins (Part 2)

Kiss, Hug and Love
(Or a continuation from yesterday's post on bins.)

Simple Valentine's decorations.

Curious about the burlap mantel cover click here.

Here's how I made the bins:
The before:

And the after:

I painted one thick coat of Behr Off White satin finish:

Painted the words on using stencils, first red paint then brown.  Sanded with 120 grit, applied Minwax special walnut and sealed with clear satin poly.

For the 'flowers', I know they look nothing like any real flowers but they sure are pretty.

Here's how I made the flowers:
(Martha also has a good tutorial here.)

Stack 6 coffee filters
Flatten and start folding back and forth like a fan.

Add some wire in the middle to hold the folds.

Pull up each layer of filter towards the middle, alternating sides.

And you have a 'flower'.

In total I made 14 flowers, super fast and easy touch.

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  1. Those are ADORABLE! Featured you on my blog today .. Check it out!


  2. Very cute. Where did you get the wood boxes? laura

  3. ps I'm a new follower.. would love a return visit.. have a great week, laura

  4. great use of Christmas clearance! i love that!

  5. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!

  6. Hello! I found you through Making the World Cuter. Your bins are so great! I'm your newest follower!



  7. That's great! If you have not been by yet, make sure you enter my linky contest! The best of January 2011 will be showered with prizes! I also have some great Valentines giveaways going on right now!

  8. Great idea and great reuse of those boxes. You could also fill the top one with Hershey's kisses!

  9. Too cute! You did a great job on those boxes!

  10. These are too cute! I love that you kept the inside red too!

  11. Those boxes are Super Cute!!

  12. super cute - I agree with Beth - love them on the stairs, they are super cute on the table as well! Found you though the CSI link :)

    jenn (

  13. I love how fun and simple these bins are...adorable. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the flowers too!

  14. Love! Great idea, posted about it @

  15. What a beautiful job!! I want to cast my vote for your project in the vday challenge over at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss.

    Good luck!