New Kitchen Canisters

Have I ever told you that I love to bake and cook? Well, if I haven’t, you know now.

A while back I bought a few glass canisters to hold the flour, sugar and salt that I’m constantly using. At the time, I thought the smaller canisters would work. But after using them for a while, I find that I’m consistently refilling them. It was definitely time for a bigger set.

So off to Target I went, gift card in hand, and grabbed two of the these.

New Canisters I The Wood Grain Cottage

Yep, they’re big. At first I was a little bit worried that they were too big and that they would make the counter top seem smaller. But, after I filled each canister, it was love at first sight. They’re a brick house! (Now go back and reread that last sentence, but this time insert your singing voice. BOOM!) Ha, ha!

I’m overly excited about not having to fill these suckers each time I decide to bake something new!

New Canisters I The Wood Grain Cottage

And because I am so in love with them, and just happened to get a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas, I thought they would be a great first project to jazz up. Little did I know that my Silhouette and I would need to spend a considerable amount of time together before we could successfully accomplish a project. As much as I like to scream, shout and roll around on the ground in frustration, I think my time could be better spent doing something else.


Just keepin’ it real.

New Canisters I The Wood Grain Cottage

Needless to say, the vinyl on the canisters TOTALLY didn’t come out perfect. But you know what? I’m not going to spend anymore of my time and energy dwelling on the fact that the words are a little crooked and that the vinyl tore in more places than I care to admit. What it’s really about is the fact that every time I look at those lovely canisters I see a scriptive font that somehow reminds me of my grandmothers handwriting. And that’s much more important than the imperfections that are somewhat glaring.


New Canisters I The Wood Grain Cottage

New Canisters I The Wood Grain Cottage

And just for the record, once my Silhouette and I decide to become friends again, and are on speaking terms, I will probably decide to re-do this project. I’ll let you know when that happens.

In the mean time, how do you like my crooked font?

Main Signature


  1. I just discovered your blog & can’t wait to look around!
    I have these same canisters & have been wanting to do the same thing to them.
    I finally broke down and bought a silhouette on Black Friday & was so excited until I started
    using it…It hates me & I’m not sure if we will ever be friends!!
    I have not been able to get a whole word cut out yet so I feel your pain..

    and p.s. i did scream & roll around on the floor in frustration

    1. Hi Jen! I’m glad that you found my blog- Welcome! Honestly, I am so glad I’m not the only one who can’t get the silhouette to be my best friend. I had all these high hopes, but now when I walk into the office it’s like there’s a purple elephant in the room. We’re still not on speaking terms.

      And- I’m glad that I wasn’t the only one who screamed and rolled around in pure frustration! Here’s to hoping we both have better luck soon! 🙂


  2. Has anyone tried scrapbooking letters? I don’t want to buy a silhouette a.k.a purple elephant!!!

    1. Hi Carol! In this post my silhouette was totally a purple elephant! But, I’m happy to report that it’s now working great! 🙂
      Scrap booking letters would definitely work. I’ve used vinyl address numbers and they work great too!
      Hope that helps!

  3. You’re font is perfect and I would never change it! I love different, and imperfect… for me that is perfect! 🙂

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