Pringles cans are right up there with dry macaroni, yarn and pipe cleaners in the world of kids’ arts and crafts. Who knew these one-of-a-kind chip containers could make the leap from pre-school crafts to chic, useful home décor. Check out some of these incredible ideas that transform a plastic tube destined for the recycling bin to an eye-catching conversation piece.
Plastic Bag Storage Container
Forget balling up plastic grocery bags in a drawer or pantry shelf. All you need to do is glue some attractive crafting paper to the tube, stuff the bags in, and cut a hole in the plastic container lid to feed the bags through.
Baked Goods Gift Box
This is a cute and easy way to present cookies or other baked goods to a friend without the worry of getting your container back! Just wrap your Pringles can with cute wrapping paper for the occasion like Christmas, birthday, Valentine’s, etc. Add a bow to the top and add a gift tag and you’re done. Just remember to make sure your baked good will easily fit into the can.
Makeup Pad Dispenser
This is a convenient and attractive way to store those flat cotton pads vital to most beauty regimens. Decorate your Pringles can with a craft paper that complements your bathroom décor, and then cut a keyhole shape in the base of the can to act as the dispenser. Don’t be afraid to jazz up the can with beads or glitter to make it really stand out.
Nothing could be simpler. Instead of keeping your dried pasta in its original container, just decorate a Pringles can. It’s the perfect size to conveniently store spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair pasta and more.
Paint Brush Holder
There’s no need to decorate the can this time. When you’re taking a quick break from painting, slip the messy paint roller or brush into a Pringles can and save yourself from cleaning a big mess later.
Mini Candle Holder
This is a quick, simple craft that turn your Pringles can into a lovely piece of décor. Spread craft glue around the chip can and then wrap natural twine completely around the container. Set a tea light candle holder in the top opening (make sure it won’t fall in) and finish with a mini candle.
Mobile Phone Speaker
The shape of the Pringles can is perfect for amplifying sound. If you want a speaker for your phone without paying a hefty price tag, try this. Decorate your chip can and set it down horizontally on a table. Glue pegs to the bottom of the can so that it won’t roll away. Carefully cut a hole near the base of the can that is just large enough to hold your phone upright. Instant speaker!
Hair Appliance Holder
If you always have an assortment of curling irons and hair straighteners sitting out on your bathroom counter, this project is for you. Simply decorate your Pringles can and insert your hair appliance in it when it’s not in use. It’s super cute and a space saver!
Are you in a pinch for a cute flower vase? Decorate your Pringles can with the craft paper of your choice, add a plastic liner to the inside so that water can’t penetrate the cardboard, and enjoy your beautiful bouquet.
This is a fun project for girls. A Pringles can is the perfect circumference for a bracelet, so don’t miss the opportunity to make these fun bangles. Have an adult cut the cardboard can into different size hoops, and go crazy with the decoration – fabric, buttons, yarn, ribbon – the sky’s the limit!