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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Make Your Trash Can Less Trashy!

Well, I have this little white plastic trash can for my washroom. I've had it for about 10 years. I've always wanted to replace it with one of those fancy ones made out of ceramic or wood or whatever, but those things can run like $40. I've just never felt like we were there yet with any of our washrooms and we're certainly not there with these washrooms in the new house yet.

The other day I got an idea for a quick fix.


This idea is an oldy but a goody for sure. Don't like something? Wrap it in twine!

You know how it goes. Wrap wrap wrap, glue gun, wrap wrap wrap, burn your fingers.

I added a little "G" stamp for our last name. It occurred to me after that people might think the G is for Garbage. That works too!

It's like a whole new trash can! Plus I think it looks kind of beachy, which is fun.


Total cost of this project: $2. $1 cause I ran out of twine and needed to buy more, and $1 cause I lost all my craft paints in a box somewhere and I needed white for the stamp.

That's a whole lot better than $40 for sure!

In fact, I think this may be my favorite project of the month! Linking up for the "Best DIY Projects of February" party!




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45 comments:

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Oooooooo .... I love!

Sue
xo

At The Picket Fence said...

LOVE it! It looks like something from the Ballards catalog except that it costs waaaayyy less. :-) Well done Courtenay!
Vanessa

Miss Kitty said...

very, very, very cute! Thanks for sharing this idea...I'm gonna look for things to wrap in twine now.

Anne said...

fabulous idea!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very cute and a great makeover on the basic plastic type.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Ohhhhh....so pretty!! Love the added little monogram! just the perfect touch! would love for you to link up to our "uncommonly yours" link party! ;)

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

Holy Craft said...

Such a great idea! I just love how it turned out. And it can update something as simple as a cheap trash can into something that looks very expensive. LOVE IT!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Great idea! I'm seeing all these great twine projects and I've run out of twine. Crikey, if Dollar Store is out might have to pay $3 at Lowe's. Worth it, really liking your classy trash can.

Ange said...

Love this idea! I just did a lamp shade in twine, except I used spray adhesive instead of the glue gun but if I did a garbage can I'd be glue gunning for sure. Love the little G, such a nice touch and it reminds me a little bit of Pottery Barn. Way to craft on the cheap, I love that!

Claire said...

Looks adorable! I'm your newest follower from Traci's party-stop by for a visit!

Karen said...

You are so crafty! I love this idea! Very sweet. xx

Amy {All In A Day} said...

Oh. My. Word!!! I am in love! I cannot believe how classy that little trash can looks now! Amazing. I'm totally copying this! Stopping by from Beneath My Heart! xoxo

Lauren said...

I love this! I'm working on a bathroom re-do, and this will be perfect for what I'm going for. Thanks for the idea :)

Stacey said...

This is a great idea! Looks really nice (especially for a trash can!). I would love to see you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Too cute! Great idea!

Julie said...

Really cute idea! I love it! And yes, I know that wrap, glue, burn your fingers routine!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

I could bathe my house in twine and jute and this is freakin fab!
I would be thrilled if you stopped by linky party going on all weekend!
http://too-much-time.com/2012/03/get-schooled-saturday-12.html

Kim@ Too Much Time On My Hands

Stephanie said...

$2 well spent I'd say! Love the look and how stylish it is for being a trash can :) We all need trashcans that look that good! Such a great idea.

Toodie said...

Great idea for a quick fix!

Kristin said...

So cute!
Love it!!

aimee said...

this is such a great idea, i may have to try this i would love it if you have the time if you could link up at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunday-show-off-linky-party-4.html

thankyou aimee xxx

Melanie said...

Love this! I don't think I could do that with our bathroom trash cans though, as I have 3 cats that would probably love to use the twine as their scratching post. :-o

Suzy said...

I agree with Vanessa - this looks like something out of the Ballard's catalog! Great idea that I will definitely be copying!

Geri O said...

I love this idea, I just happen to have the initial "O" on alot of things in my bathroom. I may have to copy this. I'm your newest follower, I hope you will follow me back. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful idea!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

I totally needed to see this- I have a cheap trash can that is DYING for this makeover!! Shared this on my facebook page and hoping to do my own trash can soon :) Thanks for sharing!!!

Chrissy said...

Brilliant!! Thanks for sharing. Im pinning this!

Elaine Kapelus Embroidery Fashions Boutique said...

What a terrific idea. I have a kitchen trash can to work on.

Brandi said...

This is such a nice touch! I love the twine and your stamped initial!

Kendra said...

This is so cute! You did a great job!

Jen said...

Love it! So cute! Stopping over from BNOTP :)

Robin said...

I love this idea. I was thinking of replacing the rest of my cheap little plastic cans but this will keep them out of the landfill and looks great. You can't beat the cost either. I look forward to burning my fingers in the near future!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Angie said...

Love it! I want to wrap my entire house with this stuff. Great idea!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Love this! Thanks for linking to my party! I will be featuring your trashcan in my next post. :)
Blessings,
Traci

Lesli @ Beautifully Coastal Design Blog said...

Awesome idea and it looks so cute!

Smiles,
Lesli @ BeautifullyCoastal.com

Tonia L said...

Love this!! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring it today! Stop by to grab an "I Was Stuffed" button!

http://www.thegunnysack.com/2012/03/who-was-stuffed-in-gunny-sack-week-28.html

~Tonia

odetoinspiration said...

Awesome idea!! Pinned it:D

burnaby container rentals said...

Very cute trash can design. Truly, there are treasures that can be retrieved from trashcans.

B @ Time To Start Over said...

Where did you buy your twine? I just bought some today and it was mega expensive! I bought the hemp cord at walmart, $9. It's a medium size, not super fine, but not huge either. I won't have enough to finish the project I'm on and can't afford to do any more at that rate.

I suspect there's a better price somewhere, please tell me.

Anonymous said...

Just done one myself!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the idea!

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Sally said...

Brilliant!!! I am so happy to have stumbled across your blog to find so many cute and easy crafts to pin :) These even look like crafts I might actually do!

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