Modern DIY Studio

One canister, three ways


Have you ever stumbled across something – a piece of jewelry, an accessory for your home – and coveted it…only to find out that it costs $$$$$$? Yeah, us too.  That’s why we’re all about finding sneaky DIY dupes – like this one!

Take these canisters that we spotted. Gold. Agate-topped. Totally fabulous, right?  Well, all except for the outrageous price tag. Time to fix that.

Revel | Coveted gold canisters

We started with this simple, sleek canister, then started dreaming up fun ways to use it:

Tea Time Tin: Pop stickers on the outside and bring some sparkle to your morning caffeine routine! Hint – Add a line of glue to reinforce each sticker, and coat the letters with a clear sealant like Mod Podge. Kettle’s on, ladies!


Sleek Office Supply Holder: This fierce little tiger will help you power you through your workday each time you reach for a paperclip! Brush or spray paint a small plastic animal and dot its feet with superglue before fastening it on the lid. Rawr!

Revel | Tiger-topped box


Luxe Accessory Box: This drawer-knob-turned canister topper makes the perfect catch-all for everything from earrings to lipstick. Wondering where to find a pretty pull to adorn yours? Home Goods, World Market, Anthropologie, and Menards (yes, really) are sure to deliver. Hint – Try to find one where the knob is packaged separately from the screw. This gives you a flat back to glue, instead of having to drill a hole in the box.


The most beautiful part about this DIY? The possibilities are endless – and your wallet stays full. Try a glass or acrylic canister and add just about any embellishment (a pretty stone, shell, trinket) to the outside of it for a brand new, fun look. Let us know if you try it! Tag #RevelDIY – we can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂


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