Storage is fun for the obvious things, right? I decided to up the fun factor by putting together this DIY Candy, Gum and Nut treat station. This is perfect for any party, get together, or as home decor. It will be perfect in my design studio to provide treats for my guests. We always get hungry when we are creating!
You will need:
Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt: Sea Aqua (to match the papers)
Wooden Ball knobs: two 1-1/4"
Mod Podge: Dimensional Magic by Plaid (for gluing)
Glitter cardstock: 12" x 12" gold
Die cutting machine (Cricut) to cut letters
Paintbrush, two 1/4" dowels (for paint handles)
Adhesive tape runnerYou will need:
*deflecto: interlocking stackable storage (4 bins in unit #421103CR)
Here is the finished project! Next, I will tell you how I did it.
1. For each drawer: Use the ruler to measure the height and width of the front of one bin drawer. Cut the acetate to fit; apply small dots of adhesive to the right side of the acetate, top and bottom. Adhere to the inside of the bin drawer. Cut a contrasting paper to fit the inside of the back of the drawer. I used an acetate with a cursive design on it. This is just to add a little dimension. Repeat for all four drawers. Cut extra pieces of acetate to further decorate the top and sides of the unit if desired.
2. Die cut the letters from the glitter cardstock. My largest letters are 1-1/2" The smallest are 3/4". Make sure all of the cut letters fit on the bin drawer before you glue them down. You will adhere them directly to the acrylic bin drawer as shown. Use the Mod Podge dimensional magic as the adhesive for adhering the letters. Apply small dots of adhesive to the acetate paper to adhere each piece to the acrylic.
3. This is what the wooden knobs look like before you paint them. Make sure you like the way they look on your treat station. Some may prefer to leave it plain.
4. Insert one end of the wooden dowel (or chopstick) into the pre-drilled hole of the ball knob. Paint each knob and let dry thoroughly.
5. Adhere the knobs to the top of the treat unit as shown using a dab of the dimensional magic adhesive for each.
There you have it! You can attach your bins to each other as shown in the photo above, or keep them separate to place around your event or home. How you decorate your storage bins is up to you. The possibilities are endless!
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I hope you got some inspiration here today. I love getting comments and questions. You can leave one below!
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