Homemade Trash Bin Crafts

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February 12, 2019

Camouflage Your Trashcan - small trash can on rattan shelfSleeping in the living room has it's perks. The dark side of that is I like things to look nice should someone show up to visit and for me, too.


When you have a nice looking can like the smaller versions of popcorn tins, you still have to put an ugly bag inside. So I made a pretty can with a little trash can inside that can be cleaned out or tossed.

Total Time: 30 minues

Yield: 1


  • coffee can
  • 12 inches of an old scrap quilt
  • scissors
  • 1/2 stick hot glue
  • 1 food container for inside trash cup
  • length of scrap ribbon
  • 1 button
  • darning needle and crochet thread
Camouflage Your Trashcan - supplies


  1. I used a tall food container from my local Cash and Carry store.
  2. Camouflage Your Trashcan - plastic container for inside can
  3. Cut the fabric so you have at least a 1" lip to fold inside the top of the outer can.
  4. Pick the type of container you want, making sure the outer container is taller than the inner one. Mine was a 5 lb. coffee can. Heat up the glue gun and begin by gluing the fabric to the rim at the bottom of the can.
  5. Camouflage Your Trashcan - cut and wrap fabric around the can and begin by gluing around the bottom rim

  6. When the fabric is glued around the top, do the one side seam. Then put the overlap on it, too. This leaves you a nice "fold over" on the top.
  7. Camouflage Your Trashcan - glue around the top, along the side
    Camouflage Your Trashcan - tuck in the overlap at the top and glue in place
  8. Glue the top down inside the lip. Either embellish with ribbon and a button or leave it plain.
  9. Camouflage Your Trashcan - decorate with a piece of ribbon
    Camouflage Your Trashcan - a button can be sewed over the ribbon ends
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June 10, 2013

This is a kitchen garbage can that my hubby made for my niece. He built it and I painted, decorated, and decoupaged it. This is the top cover for it.

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December 7, 2016

Using the art of Japanese paper folding, you can make an attractive refuse container from recycled paper. This is a page about making an origami garbage bin.

Origami Garbage Bin

November 3, 2015

This is a page about making a duct tape trash bin. With its popularity for use in crafting, duct tape now is available in lots of fun colors and patterns. Use some to make a pretty trash bin.

Duct Tape Trash Bin

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