My kids and I like to recycle cardboard oatmeal canisters by giving them a Christmas makeover. First, we glue white paper around the containers. Then we use odds and ends—felt, bells, buttons, googly eyes—from our craft closet to make hats, scarves, and faces for our snowmen. We fill them with homemade holiday goodies and give them to neighbors, friends, and teachers.

Creative Holiday Crafts for Kids

Reader Idea: "My kids and I like to recycle cardboard oatmeal canisters by giving them a Christmas makeover. First, we glue white paper around the containers. Then we use odds and ends

Smart ways to upcycle empty oatmeal cannisters. These are some really cute ideas!

14 Cool Things to Do with Oatmeal Canisters

Smart ways to upcycle empty oatmeal cannisters. These are some really cute ideas! (Cool Ideas With Mason Jars)

Decoupage oatmeal canisters with old book pages to make supply containers for your craft room. You can use larger letter cutouts to label them.

Boxes covered with old book pages

Oatmeal boxes covered with book pages or with newspaper from the day your child was born, a special event occurred, or a historical moment. (I've always saved oatmeal boxes since I first made one into a drum to hang around my neck when I was 5 years old.

Print our customizable clip-art labels and adhere them to an 18-ounce oatmeal canister for easy gift-giving. (And keep a few for yourself, too.)

Cookies and Treats Clip Art

Print our customizable clip art labels and adhere them to an oatmeal canister for easy gift-giving.Print the Oatmeal Cookie Labels

color sorting robot - preschool learning game

Oatmeal Canister Robot - Craft & Sorting Activity

Mouse House for Calico Critter using oatmeal canister and modge podged tissue paper as "tree bark"

Mouse House for Calico Critter using oatmeal canister and modge podged tissue paper as "tree bark"

Upcycle: Oatmeal Canister To Toilet Paper Holder! || Practically Functional

Upcycle: Oatmeal Canister To Toilet Paper Holder!

upcycled toilet paper holder bathroom storage, diy home crafts, repurposing upcycling, Cover an empty oatmeal canister in pretty paper and use it to store toilet paper in a small bathroom

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Ribbon Storage Solutions: Craft Ideas for Boxes, Organizers, and More

ribbon holder from oatmeal container! This ribbon holder is made from an empty oatmeal container. Cut a hole in the side, and glue patterned paper to cover the container. Then slip your ribbon inside so you can easily pull lengths out through the opening.

Love this! Headband organizer with oatmeal can. And all the elastics and brushes could go inside!

perfect for a baby with a lot of headbands. Headband organizer made with an oatmeal can, some paper, and an old candle holder. Elastics, brushes, and other hair accessories go inside.

Print our clip art labels and adhere them to an 18-ounce oatmeal canister for easy gift-giving. (And keep a few for yourself, too.)  Bonus: The recipe is printed on the back.

Anytime Oatmeal Cookies

Anytime Oatmeal Cookies with clip art labels to print and adhere to an oatmeal canister for easy gift-giving. (with recipe and printables)

Oatmeal canister covered with scrapbook paper.  You could use this to store office supplies, kitchen utensils, makeup brushes, flour, sugar, etc.

Did you know that toilet paper rolls fit perfectly inside oatmeal cans? Cover with scrapbooking paper and place in your bathroom! (Cathy, hope you don't mind not being the only one with oatmeal containers in your bathroom!

Recycle and Reuse those Oatmeal Canisters and turn them into these adorable DIY Gift Boxes that are perfect for giving Christmas cookies and so much more in!

DIY Oatmeal Canister Gift Box

This project is so so simple, and yet, incredibly adorable! These DIY Oatmeal Canister Gift Boxes re .

A round up of 10 valentine box ideas perfect for the classroom, parties or just a fun project to make at home.

10 Valentine Box Ideas

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14 Cool Things to Do with Oatmeal Canisters - One Crazy House

14 Cool Things to Do with Oatmeal Canisters

Step 0: Cool recycled gift canister, wrapping, and fabulous bow

Cool Recycled Gift Canister, Wrapping, and Fabulous Bow

Cool Recycled Gift Canister Wrapping and Fabulous Bow First cover the canister sides. Test fit the paper around the cylinder making sure to align the straightest edge with the upper lip of the canister.

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