Hey! It’s Lindi here! I’m so happy to be back again from Love Create Celebrate sharing another DIY project – stylish DIY storage totes.
I am constantly looking for new ways to add beautiful storage to my home and keep myself organized, but I can’t always find what I’m looking for. So I found some dollar store containers and beautified them myself.
I saw these bins at the dollar store and knew they would fit perfectly inside my cupboards, I just wanted to make them look a little prettier. I decided to spray paint them and add new leather handles.
Dollar store bins
Leather (or faux leather) scraps
Start by cutting your leather for handles. I cut my pieces into 1″ by 5″ strips. Then, using your leather punch, add holes onto each side of the leather strip, where you want your rivet to sit.
Next, find the center point on your bin and line up your leather strip so that it sits where you want it. Mark those spots.
You can draw right on your bin because you will spray paint over it in a few minutes. Using the marks you drew, mark the center spots that line up with your rivet holes on the leather.
Using your drill, drill a small hole into the plastic bin, where the rivets will slide in.
Once all of your holes are ready, spray paint your bins whatever colour you choose! I chose Ivory, because I wanted them to be slightly off-white.
Now you add your rivets. I used 1/8″ rivets for this project, and finishing washers of the same size. It is SO easy to add these rivets and I made a quick YouTube video to show you how I made it!
I’m SO happy with my new storage bins! I turned these $1 items into bins that I’m happy to display on any shelf in my home.
Right now, they are sitting perfectly in my kitchen cupboards, but I may move them over to my linen closet or daughter’s bedroom. Or I may just have to make a few more! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
Thanks for having me here today Jenn!
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