Office Supply Canisters

I recently organized my office and totally re-arranged it.  I will share those details with you on another post. Today, I am excited to share with you the canisters that I made, and how I did them.

Here are the finished canisters


I started with recycled cans, lots of different sizes and shapes, and scrapbooking paper, 12″ x 12″.


I measured the can’s height with a flexible ruler, and the circumference with a tape measure.



Then I measured and cut the paper


I used Photo tape to adhere the paper to the can



Then I wrapped the paper around the can. I had such fun doing it, I just kept adding more canisters, here are a few of my favorites.




And this one looks so cute with the crayons



This project was very frugal too. I bought 5 sheets of scrapbook paper for $3.16. I only used part of 3 sheets, and found some more paper in my “stash” that I used. The sprinkle and chalk papers are my favorites.

This project works for me, it’s fun, frugal and very useful. Please visit Works For Me Wednesday, hosted by We are THAT Family, and Frugal Friday over at Life As Mom, for more great ideas.


  1. Liz says:

    Great idea! I must try some.

  2. Laurel says:

    I also use wrapping paper that isn’t theme specific…(my favorite is a striped black, pink, green, yellow-very fun).

  3. niki says:

    Very cute! I have lots of extra scrapbook paper too since I caught a bunch of packs for 50 cents at Target.


  4. BarbaraLee says:

    Recycling can be fun.

  5. Super idea! I have a ton of pretty scrapbooking paper I haven’t used and coffee cans I didn’t know what to do with.

  6. Buffie says:

    I love this idea. I have tons of scrapbook paper so I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for the tip.

  7. Deidra says:

    What a cute idea! I’ll think twice before I throw out those cans next time.

  8. Carly says:

    Oh, I love this! So pretty…I have really been into “repurposing” items lately and this is a great idea. It makes the supplies look so cheerful!

  9. Amy says:

    Darling, Liz! You are so creative!

  10. Eos Mom says:

    Your canisters look great. I’ve been wanting to do this with my endless supply of formula cans. Thanks for the tutorial.
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