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I’m sure I’ve mentioned it here before that I love to grocery shop. Seriously – 45 minutes of unadulterated quiet time with just me and my grocery list – it’s one of the highlights of my week! Lucky for me, our Publix is literally around the corner from our house. There is a sweet older bag boy (bag guy? bag man?) who says hello to me, tells me about new items in the store and asks about the boys. That should tell you how often I’m there, ha ha. And this week, while shopping, look what I spied: All You magazine in Publix!!
I am a magazine junkie and this is the first time I’ve seen All You at Publix (and that strawberry shortcake on the cover looked AMAZING) so I snagged it at the check out and couldn’t wait to get home to peek inside! I am a new couponer so I was drawn to all of the deals, discounts and money saving ideas inside the July issue. In fact, grab a coupon to save on your copy of All You magazine! Since it is most definitely Summer in Florida and it is hot, hot, hot, I am wearing dresses more so I loved the article on picking a flattering dress for my body type. There were also tons of fun ideas for fun parties, easy inexpensive home decor and family meals that won’t break the bank.
Oh, and there were crafts. Lovely, fun DIY crafts! And I was so inspired, I created a Nautical tin can organizer to add to our beach themed master bedroom!
I know, I know, I have never shown you our “finished” bedroom. I shared these twine wrapped wooden fish and my faux capiz shell IKEA lamp makeover, but this project should give you a little insight – rustic, wooden elements, natural sand and shells and pops of coral to break up the beach blues and sandy tans. This tin can organizer was so easy to make and I didn’t spend a dime to make it!
First, remove the labels and wash out your cans. I used a few different sizes to make this organizer pretty versatile. Once the cans are dry, grab your trusty hot glue gun and wrap (and wrap and wrap!) the cans with twine, adding dots of hot glue to secure the twine as you go.
Chris went scalloping last summer and brought me back a HUGE bag of scallop shells. We washed and scrubbed them and left them out in the sun to bake all the little bits away … and then I stuck them in a plastic bag and tucked them in my craft room. Until now! I grabbed a few and painted the insides with a bright coral color (Valspar Sonora Rose to be exact) and let those dry. I also grabbed a few other shells from our beach finds. I ended up using a mix of the shells to hot glue to my twine wrapped cans. Then, I hot glued the three cans together. Nautical tin can organizer … DONE!!
This cute little tin can organizer is the perfect size for our nightstands (that I just scored on clearance at Target!) to hold the TV remote, Chris’ glasses and other little odds and ends.
I love that I was able to make something that fits right in with our decor and is SO functional! The best part is, since I used items that I already had around our home, this project costs next to nothing to make!
How about a little more DIY beach decor from shaken together + friends?!
Summer Starfish Mantel from Unskinny Boppy
Seaglass Wind Chimes from The Country Chic Cottage
Clay Starfish Garland from Shaken Together
Beach Sign Knock Off from The Country Chic Cottage