Gettin' My $$ Worth From Expensive Formula

It takes a little insanity to get to sanity...did you know??  Insanity in the form of a $24 12 oz. can of Nutramigen Formula to help with colic...sanity for mommy, because the stuff actually works!  We go through between 1-2 cans of the stuff per week...ouch!  And, though this may be a small thing, it makes me feel good knowing that I am using these $24 cans for something useful after draining all of the powder.  

We recently bought a new desk for our loft that will be the Bliss Images hub, if you will.  I am still working on it, painting, organizing, etc.  So, no sneak peek yet. BUT, I decided to make some pretty organizers with my formula cans and scrapbook paper.  

I love 'em!

I started with my supplies...cans, modpodge, a ruler and scrapbook paper.

I measured the can from top to bottom, then flipped the paper over and drew a guideline on the back.

Then I painted mod podge on the back of the paper and to the can.  Then simply placed it on.

My 12x12 paper left a bit open at the end...

No biggie...I just cut a strip and mod podged.  :)  It'll be facing the wall, so no need to worry too much about that side. 

I made four to start out...they are holding, pens, pencils, brushes, scissors.  I'll probably make more...cuz it feels like I'm stickin' it to the expensive formula makers.  ;-) 


Stephanie said...

You picked great papers!

Unknown said...

Thank you! I love them, they are really thick too!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I like this idea. I remember saving all my baby formula cans because it seemed like such a waste to throw them out. I wound up using them for the little one's first birthday party as part of the table centerpieces.

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Lisa Fliehman said...

Happy to hear it is helping with the colic, but boy the price is definitely a killer!!! You crack me up. Stickin' to the formula makers. You should send them an e-mail with your reuse of the cans.

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