Homemade Trash Bin Crafts
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Sleeping 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
- coffee can
- 12 inches of an old scrap quilt
- 1/2 stick hot glue
- 1 food container for inside trash cup
- length of scrap ribbon
- 1 button
- darning needle and crochet thread
- I used a tall food container from my local Cash and Carry store.
- Cut the fabric so you have at least a 1" lip to fold inside the top of the outer can.
- 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.
- 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.
- Glue the top down inside the lip. Either embellish with ribbon and a button or leave it plain.
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