DIY: Decorative Collage Canister

3 Mar

Crafting with mod podge magazines and coffee can
This past weekend I managed to tackle a project that had been on my to do list for ages – recycle all my old magazines. My stockpile was getting pretty tall, so it was definitely time. I turned on some old episodes of House Hunters International and spent an hour or so going through each, ripping out pages I found inspirational. Later this week I will show you how I organize all the things I tear out so I can reference them later.

I love creating collage artwork, so I couldn’t resist cutting out a few words and letters for a DIY project too. I’ve been saving a few empty Illy coffee cans for crafting and thought covering them with words would look really cool. This DIY project is easy, only requiring a few supplies.

DIY supplies for collage art on coffee can


Old magazines
Canister (I used an old Illy coffee can)

The most time consuming part of this DIY project is cutting out all the words from magazines. You need to have a variety of different fonts, colors and shapes to choose from, making sure to cut out enough black and white words to add balance to all the color.

If you enjoy creating collage art, then make sure to check out some these other DIY projects using recycled magazine.

Post: Decorating with Shredded Paper

Post: DIY Collage Art

Do you stockpile magazines like me?


2 Responses to “DIY: Decorative Collage Canister”

  1. Kate March 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    I use to always take my old magazines and cut out bits and pieces to collage over boxes or tins! It is always such a fun project and so easy to do. I also really like the idea of the using the shredded paper versus specific cut outs. When I was little I saw a picture of a modge-podged night stand in a catalog and had enough magazine pictures to collage over a small side table that my mom found at a house sale. Now I’m kind of currious if she kept that after all these years. 🙂 I need to go through my magazine stock pile soon, it is getting ridiculous!

    • allputtogether March 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

      I love Mod Podge furniture! I’ve always wanted to cover something but hesitanted because I figured it would take me ages to find enough cool things to cut out.