Food Canister Decor

by Kelsey Norwood

in Home,Making Over

food canisters

I have some kitchen storage issues – the main problem is that we have no pantry. I have to use the tops of my cupboards as storage spaces, which doesn’t look very nice at all but I don’t have much of a choice.

I had all my baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) in one of my precious cupboards, but I had too many other things I needed to put in that space. The solution I have come up with is to make my food canisters prettier so I don’t mind having them visible.

I picked up some free icing buckets from a local grocery store, cleaned them out, Mod Podged some pretty paper around the front, and labeled them all with a giant vinyl letter.

The icing buckets are a perfect size and I didn’t mind the price tag either…cleaning them out wasn’t a big deal, and now I have 5 canisters for all my brown sugar, flour, oats, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar. I need to pick up some more buckets for wheat, beans, and rice, although I worry that those buckets filled up will be too heavy to get up and down. I suppose a good arm workout is nothing to be scared of…

What are some of your kitchen storage solutions?


1 Julie B May 20, 2010 at 8:38 am

I understand the pain of not having a pantry as well (thought I was the only one, lol) I’ve also taken to repackaging items into prettier containers as well. Its a great way to “freecycle”. I might try your mod podge idea on our cat litter container, just to make it prettier.

2 Jennifer Duke May 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

Those are really cute Kelsey! And such a great idea. You are so creative.

3 Mod Podge Amy May 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

This is awesome! Very creative.

4 Mother Lode May 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Oh, wow, those are lovely canisters!! Gotta love functional art!

5 Rhonda May 24, 2010 at 8:04 am

Those are really pretty!

When I got married, we had a Tupperware shower and got several of their square stackable containers. I printed out address labels that have the names of everything inside and put one on each container. Not as pretty, but still really handy!

6 Courtney May 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

My kitchen is very small, I have to keep decorative canisters of supplies visible on the counter also. I too use decorative canisters so they don;t look so boring!

7 Deborah May 27, 2010 at 3:01 am

I never would have thought of covering them with paper! We may just do this to our buckets.

8 Jennifer M May 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Great way to recycle, very nice design. Love your ideas.

9 Kimberly R June 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

What a wonderful idea. I also have a small kitchen without alot of cupboard space. I really like the idea that not only are they pretty they are useful.

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