Recently, a friend of mine and I decided to take an afternoon and just relax and craft for the fun of it. We listened to music on 8tracks tagged “crafting + for hipsters” and had a blast. Later we put on an old French movie with English subtitles and I hot-glued rope around and around the oatmeal container as Beauty and the Beast spoke dramatically while wearing incredible costumes.
I burned my fingertips a few times, so if you tackle this quick and easy DIY project, please do so with care! I don’t recommend this craft for children. That being said, it is simple to make. I just wiped down the inside of the oatmeal container, grabbed some rope I had on hand, and warmed the glue up in the glue gun. I squeezed out a few inches of glue at a time and just kept wrapping, gluing, pressing, and repeating those steps from the bottom of the canister up to the top, stopping at the rim and cutting off the rope when it would begin to overlap.
As you can see, I used a piece of junk mail to catch the glue drop drips, but you can use whatever you want. The whole process took maybe an hour to do, and now I have a rustic canister to hold items such as these paint brushes.