DIY Christmas Gift

Make your own DIY Christmas Gift using an old container. It will be the perfect Christmas gift as it will add lots of sparkle to any corner and will keep little treasures inside.

How to make a DIY Christmas Gift out of an old container using some glitter and music paper | Via www.sweethings.net

You know I’m a huge fan of recycling everything that falls into my hands, right? What you might don’t know is that I have two precious daughters with a lovely curly hair. But curly hair is not so lovely when you have to comb it and untangle it!

It was a nightmare until we found the solution, and it was applying some hair mask while in the shower. I have lots of empty containers of it, so I just stored them until I had an idea.

This is how they looked like

How to make a DIY Christmas Gift out of an old container using some glitter and music paper | Via www.sweethings.net

I painted it with the diy chalk paint so the glue would adhere properly. While it was drying I printed some music paper and cut it to fit. Then I glued it to the bottom part of the container and applied a good amount of glue to the top part and some glitter.

How to make a DIY Christmas Gift out of an old container using some glitter and music paper | Via www.sweethings.net

I let it dry and then after two coats of spray varnish it was done!

How to make a DIY Christmas Gift out of an old container using some glitter and music paper | Via www.sweethings.net

Love the sparkle!!

How to make a DIY Christmas Gift out of an old container using some glitter and music paper | Via www.sweethings.net

It was made in less than an hour… besides looking so cute, it’s great because you can make some in no time.

How to make a DIY Christmas Gift out of an old container using some glitter and music paper | Via www.sweethings.net How to make a DIY Christmas Gift out of an old container using some glitter and music paper | Via www.sweethings.net

I would love to receive one as a gift, but what about you?  Would you like to receive one?

You can check some other projects here

Hugs,

Pili

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35 comments

  1. Keri says:

    Pili, this repurposed container is lovely!!! What a great way to reuse all those containers!! The glitter is an awesome way to cover the lid, and I love the sheet music sides!! I know I would love a box like this!! 🙂

    • Pili says:

      Keri, we have plenty of those containers so I think we’ll be busy making some for this Christmas. The girls will be in charge of the glitter

  2. Katrin@KreativK.net says:

    Very nice idea! I have so many of those containers, my girls also need mascarillas for their hair and it isn’t even curly….Glitter is always a good idea, right? I think they would be great for bracelets, ear rings and those sort of gifts!!! Love them!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Katrin!! Yes, these mascarillas do wonders!! I can’t imagine a life without them, each bath time would be a battle.
      And you’re right, that kink of jewelry would fit in perfectly!

    • Pili says:

      Yes Karren, possibilities are endless when it is about recycling! I do love music sheet no matter where.
      Thanks for visiting!

  3. Misty says:

    This is very cool! I always throw these out but now I won’t be! They can also double as decor since they will likely be found on my bathroom counter. Thank you for a neat, easy and beautiful upcycle. Blessings always, Misty.

    • Pili says:

      Misty, you are always so kind! Now you can start saving those and make something for your own, there isn’t enough storage in a home.
      Hugs,

  4. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Pili, I have the same exact containers. My daughter has curly hair too, and it is down to her waist. I just love what you have done with it. And I like that you applied chalk paint first. What a smart idea! Thanks for all your inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Mary!! Yes, it is better to apply chalk paint first because it makes it easier for the glue to stay, as it becomes a porous surface.
      You can start saving them too, you’re the queen of up cycling!!

    • Pili says:

      Hi!! So glad I gave you the idea!! I am sure she will love it!
      Thanks for stopping by and leave your comments, I really appreciate it!
      Merry Christmas!!

  5. Ntina says:

    I love the sparkle too! I would love to get one as a gift, it looks amazing! Your idea to add music notes was brilliant. Merry Christmas Pili to you and your family!

  6. Julie says:

    Hello Pili,
    You made the container look so cute! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
    Julie

  7. Sandy Sandmeyer says:

    These are great gifts for kids to use to store their stuff and treasures. Me, I’d use one to store jewelry when I travel. Thanks for sharing your craft at the Over the Moon Link Party. Merry Christmas!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Sandy! My girls are using it to keep their rings, and they want another for the bracelets too.
      Thanks for the visit, Merry Christmas!!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Christina! Happy New Year for you too! Thank you so much for stopping by, it is always a pleasure to have you here!

  8. Life Loving says:

    These little tubs look so good once they’ve had a lick of paint, some glitter and some inspiration. Almost too good to give away!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year Pili.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Sally. I will be using some of them as gifts on the 6th January, the Three Magic Kings.

      Hope you have a wonderful 2016!

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