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Monday, March 18, 2013

Crafting Tip of the Week#172- Caps as Cups?

Hello crafters!

Yes, I know...curious title right?
I do try to get your attention, can't blame a girl for trying.

This one is all about using your "laundry detergent caps as cups".

You know the ones, they look like this: (But not the ones with the spout in the center)

I simply use them as vessels for mixing paint or pouring in inks, gesso, gel medium, etc...I think you get the idea. They have a small footprint making it easy to set it aside on my work space & it will stay in place. I also appreciate the high wall giving you plenty of space to fill the cap as you would a cup.

You can pour your medium of choice in gradually & in increments. I always like to start with a little & add more as I need to. It saves from waste and has helped me avoid spills. My smaller / shorter paint brushes and foam brushes fit inside well and can actually stand in the caps too.

It's yet another way to craft-cycle everyday items around the house that you would otherwise discard. 

P.S. Is it crazy that as I was finishing the post I thought of another tip for these?
I'll share it just in case you're wondering- even though I have not tried it myself. What if...

You took a bunch of these and lined the inside of a kitchen or cabinet drawer from end to end and used them to store stuff? ( I suppose you could adhere them/connect them with a strong adhesive like E6000).

You know...like brads, clips, buttons (oh...using the coordinating color of cap to indicate the color of whatever button is inside)...the hamster wheel in my head is spinning!

I am sure you can think of more ways to put these functional caps new life in your craft space or around the house by recycling.

Thanks for tuning in. 


  1. you always come up with the best ideas!! Thanks for sharing another GREAT one!

  2. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This idea blew my mind away!!COOL!Great Idea!
    Have a Wonderful Friday,


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