DIY Canteen Remodel

imageHowdy!! As promised, I have a great post for this week, a remodel (my favs)! Baby boy and I go to the park a lot. I dispise holding a bag, even a backpack because that means I have to take it off to go through it (even more annoying ğŸ˜ğŸ‘ŽğŸ»). But the thing is we need water with all that running around. So I bought a (not so cute) $10 canteen bottle (here, though if you google it you can find them elsewhere for about the same price) and covered it with fabric, because c’mon, when you can add a little style you gotta! This works great if you’re going to a music festival as well as a ton of other events!

I had the fabric on hand, and purchased two yards of this thick cotton ribbon and slide buckles from Hobby Lobby. This is optional, I just found that the one provided was a little too short and some reviews said it broke easily due to how thin it was.


I placed the fabric over the canteen and using chalk, drew a guide where to cut. MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE EDGE so that you have excess fabric to tuck under the metal!!! Once cut, I used a flathead screwdriver to get under the metal and wedged it upward.

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Once you finish the one side, turn it on over and do the other! I’ll warn you now, it’s time consuming! Another option would be to add a trim over the metal after applying the fabric so you could skip this step.

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Then, using Mod Podge for fabric, I brushed it all over the fabric covering the canteen, and laid my fabric over it spreading any wrinkles out.

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Finally, I finished with stuffing the excess fabric into the sides and closing it with the flathead screwdriver!


See ya soon!

-Nicole

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