I have many bits and bobs at home. Small items which never seem to fit anywhere, pieces of costume jewellery that don’t have a specific place and trinkets which are completely useless but I’m hanging onto for sentimental reasons. All these have to go somewhere so I’m always on the lookout for small storage solutions.
This one came to me completely by accident. Yes, I happily admit that this project wasn’t planned until I put a plastic tub in the dishwasher and it came out completely deformed. That’s when I had a lightbulb moment! This completely deformed and melted tub could be made into something useful! This is how these upcycled tubs came into existence.
Now, I’ve always been rubbish at chemistry and have therefore absolutely no idea which plastics will melt and which ones won’t. I’m not deliberately advertising one specific store here and I’m certain that other brands make very nice coleslaws too, but these tubs are the ones that will melt in your dishwasher and are therefore the ones you will need. So, if you like the look of these little trinket bowls and would like to make them yourself, read on and start eating coleslaw.
here's what you'll need...
- Deli Style Coleslaw tub.
- Spray paint: I have used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Heirloom White which is available from Homebase
- Old newspaper – lots of it
- Humbrol enamel paints (optional, if you would like to add a pattern)
- Fine paintbrushes (optional, to apply the enamel paints)
- Brush cleaner