A creative way to reuse an empty oats container is by crafting this beautiful scarf / gift case or holder.
For this project, you need:
1 empty container, Publix old fashioned oats along with lid
1 dollar store calendar
Dollar store lace ribbon
Recycled Magazine clippings
Dollar store Gold glitter glue
Americana Acrylic paint, Buttermilk color
Glue gun, mine is a mini low- temp.
To begin, paint the inside of the container with acrylic buttermilk color paint. Apply varnish after the paint is dry.
Paint the lid and knob with liquid gold. Once dry, glue the knob to the center of the lid with E 6000.
Cut out floral images and designs from the calendar. Also gather some magazine clippings.
Apply Mod Podge with a paint brush to the outside of the oatmeal container & position the cutouts and clippings on the surface of the container. Make sure to smooth out any air bubbles with your fingers or a small ruler or a credit card. Repeat this process till the entire surface of the container is covered with the cutouts. Apply at least 3 coats of Mod Podge allowing some drying time in between coats. Similarly, Mod Podge the base of the container and then glue the designs. Once completely dry, apply a very thin layer of gold, glitter glue to the entire surface of the container.
Allow this to dry for a few minutes. Then with a glue gun attach the lace ribbon to the bottom of the container. Do follow all the safety instructions while using a glue gun.
This adorable and eco-friendly scarf case is now ready. Fill it with colored gift tissue paper & pack the pretty scarf in this gift case.