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Makeover your kitchen canisters

Filed Under: food, home decor, in the kitchen, Crafts

glass canisters with decorative lidsWalking into a candy store takes me back to the good ol' days of the corner dime store. Row after row of candy designed to make your teeth rot out of your head, and shelves with glass canisters filled with mouthwatering treats to make you bounce off the walls were abundant.

Those canisters were pretty boring though, with only a metal lid and a metal or plain wood knob. If you have these canisters at home, you can liven them up with a little fabric and new knobs, following the instructions provided by Kate over on Design*Sponge.

For this project you will need glass canisters, fabric, glue or Mod Podge, decorative knobs, a screwdriver, a foam brush, and scissors. Basically all you need to do is remove the old knob, trace the lid onto your fabric, cut and paste the fabric onto the lid, and then add a decorative knob.

If you can't find vintage canisters at the thrift store or at your neighborhood garage sales, try eBay. If all else fails, Kate says her canisters come from Target. You can find decorative knobs at your local hardware store, and the thrift store is a great place to find vintage fabric.


  • Francesca Clarke

    I have some great fabric that's a bit too "loud" for anything. This is the perfect use for it. Thanks!

  • Kitchen Guy

    I'd love to tune up my kitchen a little, this seems to be a really good idea!

  • kitchen canisters

    Congratulations on your wonderful finds. They look just perfect on your kitchen hutch with all of your other decor. You have such a good eye for a bargain and then bringing it home and finding a lovely place or use for it. :-)

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