DIY Upcycled Trash Can

DIY-Upcycled-Trashcan

Now that Spring is here, it’s time for Spring cleaning. That’s right. It’s the time of year when you de-clutter and reorganize your home. Instead of throwing away that old trashcan, why not give it a facelift? All you need is an old trashcan (make sure it’s clean inside!), some wrapping paper, mod podge, and a paintbrush!

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Take the wrapping paper and tear it into large and small pieces.

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Using the paintbrush, paint a thin layer of mod podge on the back of each piece of the wrapping paper.

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Attach the wrapping paper to the trashcan carefully. To make sure it sticks easier, paint a thin layer of mod podge on the trashcan before laying the paper flat on it.

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Keep covering the trashcan with wrapping paper and add at least two layers of wrapping paper before finishing. Once the trashcan is all covered, paint a final layer of mod podge to seal the paper to the trashcan.

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Let it dry and admire your new container!

 

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This upcycled trashcan is the perfect container to hold umbrellas or wrapping paper or whatever your heart desires! Happy Spring!

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Lexy Ward - The Proper Pinwheel

Lexy Ward

Lexy Ward is the editor and founder of The Proper Pinwheel, a party blog that celebrates DIYs and Diet Coke. She loves to bake goodies and has a passion for party-throwing. She is currently living in Denver with her husband and their pet yorkie, Tagg.

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Alicia DiRago is the founder and CEO of Whimseybox. She has led DIY events across the country and been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Alicia is a lifelong crafter and former chemical engineer obsessed with making everything from bracelets to (homebrewed) beer! You can find her personal DIY, fashion and design blog at dismountcreative.com.

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