two empty cans of oat meal
cloth a remnant or left over piece large enough
Plastic Oatmeal lid
Here are the picture directions:
Step # 1- Pull off the top plastic rings of the oatmeal cans
take a knife or box cutter and cut out the
bottom of one can. Sorry no picture of this
first step. I will replace with a picture when
I make my next one.
|Cut the end of one can off and glue the two cans together.|
|If you don't pull off the two little rings inside the top|
of the cans it won't be seamless and the tp won't go down to the bottom.
|Now cover the sides with your fabric glue one|
strip down the side and then wrap
around the fabric cut and glue again. Cut the top
overlap to only have about a 1/8 on an
inch and fold under as you see in the picture
above, and glue in place.
|Cover the bottom with about an inch overlap|
on the edge and glue into place.
|Cut a round piece out by taking your lid|
and cutting a inch larger around
the edge. Then take this piece upside down
and start gluing the edges down
upside down and then turn it back over and
glue that down to cover the bare spot.
|Cut out the lid so that there is no sides|
to it then use the sides that you cut off
to make a hinge for your lid. Glue those
pieces together with your hot glue.
Be careful not to glue yourself.
|Then make another round circle with your other lid with only|
a small overage and glue that down all
around then flip and glue to the
plastic lid you just made. Glue the hinge to your
can in the middle of your fabric seam.
|Take a piece of your lid again and cut it to make a little tab for|
opening your lid without touching the
material. this will help it fit better
and help your container to
stay clean for a long time.
Have you ever made on of these? I have a lot of ideas for the next one. This one I have set on a small plate in case there is ever a toilet over flow because it is not waterproof. The one for the kids bathroom (I plan to make next) will be waterproof.
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