I was browsing around their website last week and these bathroom accessories caught my eye -
Of course the outrageous price caught my eye too! SEVENTY-NINE DOLLARS for a little bathroom trash can??
Well, in true thrifty DIY fashion, I decided to make one for just a few dollars.
-Cheap round trash can (mine was $1 from Dollar Tree!!)
-Canvas Drop Cloth, Linen, or Burlap - any of these should work
-Hot Glue Gun
The Ballard can was covered in linen, I cut a piece off of my canvas drop cloth - same effect.
Those drop cloths are the most versatile things I own - love 'em!
Here's my $1 trash can -
I don't want a rim at the top so I took off the silver thing and used a utility knife to cut off the rim. It was really easy - I just scored the plastic and snapped it right off.
***I spray painted the inside of the trash can white. If you can find a white trash can, then lucky you! You can skip that step.***
Since the trash can was larger at the top and tapered down toward the bottom, I had to cut the fabric to fit the tapered shape. The best way I found to do this was to cut the fabric a little larger than the trash can and roll the can up in it. Then I taped the fabric in place and cut the excess away using the top and bottom edges as guides - (Is this making sense?)
I didn't take pictures of the next couple of steps, but I ironed the fabric then stenciled on our monogram with regular black craft paint.
I sprayed craft adhesive on the trash can and wrapped the fabric around it.
Hot gluing the ribbon around the top and bottom edges finished it off. I did mine in black to match the bathroom -
I covered the raw overlapping edges on the back with another piece of ribbon for a more finished look -
I already had everything I needed except for the trash can. I spent a whopping $1 to pull this little project off!