Covering Plastic Containers

I want to upcycle some plastic containers (yogurt, peanut butter, buttery spread, etc.). How and with what do I cover them? Or, should I just paint them? Any and all ideas are gratefully appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Oct 12, 2017
    You could cover them with contact paper, it comes in so many choice designs now.

    • Ppo27016769 Ppo27016769 on Oct 12, 2017
      This sounds interesting. What kind of store should have the best selection? (Yes, I'm really this helpless. Lol) Thanks, again.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Oct 12, 2017
    You can paint them, cover them with colorful duct tape, decoupage fabric onto them, glue small beads or shells or sparkly jewels onto them. Lots of fun things to make them look special. Have fun!

    • Ppo27016769 Ppo27016769 on Oct 12, 2017
      I'm completely outclassed! Where do I shop for these things? Thank you, once again.

  • Scrap book paper, wrapping paper, fabric, contact paper or paint! And spend some time in a fabric or craft store looking for pretty embellishments. Here is what I did with some tin cans.

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    • I just used a hot glue gun as that is what I had on hand. I like Aleen's brand of craft glues and a hot glue gun. Go to any fabric, craft or hobby store in your area and start wandering around. I also find great little bits at dollar stores too. When you get a chance check this out. You can do the same with any containers you have ready. Ones with lids can be used for holiday gifts of store bought or homemade nuts, candy or cookies too.

  • Dfm Dfm on Oct 12, 2017
    i used duct tape and electricians tape- the ones in color. now i have a nice little canister set for my camper.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 12, 2017
    A fun one I didn't see mentioned, is burlap & cotton clothesline. Burlap is easy to attach to any container. Also you can glue the cotton rope to the outside going in a circular pattern, using hot glue. Here is a link to one of my favorite sites:

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 12, 2017
    I think it depends on what you plan on using them for

  • Ppo27016769 Ppo27016769 on Oct 12, 2017
    All of you were just terrific! You got right on this as though it were truly important. I've saved dozens of ideas from this site as so many of you are so creative and I just look at things and wonder "what if."

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Oct 12, 2017
    Walmart has a section of contact paper, you might try Hobby Lobby, and Kmart stores. I usually always get mine at Walmart as we are in an area with limited shopping. You might find a design online even under the walmart online shopping section. I find MANY things in Walmart online we do not have in town and many to most have free shipping to the home, all will ship free to the store and you pick it up. Hope you find what you like!

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Oct 13, 2017
    I get mine at Walmart, but I am sure places like Hobby Lobby and other craft stores might carry some. Kmart used to carry it, they may still. I would check home improvement stores too. Some have it.

  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 13, 2017
    You could always spray paint the containers then paint or stencil onto the containers. With spray painting you’d have a nice solid palette to start with for the next step of design!