Monday, 21 January 2013

Pretty Trash

So it's been some time since I've posted here ... but it's been some time since I've been creative (either on my own or with my oldest daughter). December was insanely busy, of course with Christmas, but it is also the month my mom went to be with her Saviour. We praise God that she is no longer suffering! But with sorrow and busyness, crafting gets pushed to the side. It's hard to be creative when your heart is breaking. We are getting settled back into our routines now and, oddly enough, my creativity has come back stronger than it has been for about 8 years or so! This makes me glad ... my heart has a way to express itself again.

So, this post isn't super creative/heart expression but it's something I've wanted to do for a while because I think these are so cute. Shortly after doing this craft, I sat down to paint and that is where my heart expression could come out. However, that painting is a gift for a friend and I will not post about it here until the friend has received it (so as not to spoil the surprise). :)

This post is about a pretty, cute, little trash can for the car and this ( is where I got the idea. :)

Supplies required are an empty Costco size Cascade dishwasher 'pods' container, modge podge, a sponge brush, scrapbook paper and scissors.

Oh, and wine. It's good to have a glass (and bottle) of wine as you craft. :)

Empty, clean Cascade container - Costco size.

Pretty scrapbook paper. :)

Modge Podge the bin, wrap paper on it, modge podge on top of the paper to seal it (2 or 3 coats). As an afterthought, I realized I should have removed the Cascade labels from the container. Too bad but it still looks alright and, after all, it is just a trash can - it doesn't have to be perfect! :) It was a bit annoying wrapping the paper as the roundness of the bin made it a slight (very slight) challenge to get the paper flush with all the sides. I managed though. (Sorry for the lack of "during" pictures.)

Pop the lid back on and you're done. I actually ended up popping the lid off again so I could put a plastic shopping bag in to act as a garbage bag. May as well keep the pretty trash can clean and pretty! :)

It was a fun and easy craft and I think I will make a second one for Darran's car. Only then I have to first get some more masculine looking scrapbook paper. :)

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