Anyhoo, onto today's craft. When you are a crafty type of gal, you collect craft supplies... the one I was swimming in most was acrylic paint. Really, there were bottles of it EVERYWHERE. Ridiculous, for sure. And I searched for the perfect storage solution for those little bottles and every time I would find one, it was either discontinued, or apparently a figment of Pinterest's imagination. So disappointing. And what's a crafty gal to do, but make her own storage solution?
I made it with my own two hands. And my husbands hands.
I bought some PVC pipe, big enough to fit my favorite brand of acrylic paint. Then I measured the pipe to three inches, just long enough to hold the paint bottle itself, not the cap.
After I made little marks, I used a piece of paper to make a straight line around the pipe.
I then had the hubbers use a PVC cutter to give me a whole bunch of pipe pieces.
Look at those big, strong, manly hands. He's all man and all mine.
Once I had enough to work with, I started gluing the pieces together. I had a space in mind for the paint, so I was able to make my holder to the exact size I needed.
I glued them together in groups of five, and then I glued the groups together.
I painted the whole thing and then while it was drying, I used my Silhouette to cut some round stickers out of full-page address labels. I painted the circles to put on the bottle tops. Some acrylic paints already have the colors on the tops, so you might not have to do this part.
And then, it was done. And I just love it. And it was really cheap to make, too... two lengths of pipe at $3 a piece gave me enough to store my paint.
It's my own little rainbow of happiness.
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