Materials: Asker hanging containers, pretty Japanese paper, Mod Podge, paint brush
Description: Once upon a time these containers looked nice and white. However, after a few months of hanging above our kitchen bench for cutlery storage they became scratched and well, not so nice looking.
I love this stuff! Now I’m searching the apartment for more Mod Podge candidates. Mod Podge is an all in one glue, sealer and finisher that can be applied to just about anything.
Step 1: Gather your Asker containers and wipe clean. Step 2: Cut your pretty Japanese paper into small square pieces, or any shape you like. Smaller 1″ pieces bend easier around the container’s curves. Step 3: Using the paint brush spread a layer of Mod Podge on the container. Work in small sections so the glue does not dry out. Step 4: Stick the paper to the container and spread another layer of Mod Podge over the top, and so on until the whole container is covered (I didn’t cover the back to save on paper). Step 5: Once this first coat is dry, I waited until the next day, spread another layer of Mod Podge over the whole container. Just to make sure all the crevices are covered and sealed. Wait another day to dry.
Voila! Pretty Japanese paper patchwork Asker containers!
Sorry, I didn’t take before and after photos, but with this hack it’s fairly easy to imagine the before.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.