Well, hello there again! It’s Carmel from Our Fifth House, and I’m back today to share a true trash to treasure story.
As in I literally turned a trash can……..
into something I truly treasure!
I figured for about $7 even if my idea didn’t work out it was at least worth the try.
I really didn’t want my neighbors to think I had lost my mind and hung a trash can on the front door, so I wrapped it in a piece of scrap fabric I already had on hand. I also wanted to wrap it in fabric so that it wouldn’t slide and clank around when we opened and closed the door. (The fabric worked like a charm!)
This literally took me all of maybe 20 minutes. I used the hot glue gun to adhere the fabric which worked perfectly. I kept a good pull on the fabric as I wrapped so that the fabric would lay really nice and smooth. Since the inside will never be seen it doesn’t have to be pretty. I wrapped a piece of burlap ribbon around the bottom (again with hot glue) for no other reason than just because.
Once I was done, I hung it on the door with a wide burlap ribbon I picked up at Michael’s a couple of weeks ago. This trash can is super light weight when empty, so adding a little water to it doesn’t make it too heavy. It is working out perfectly and it’s such a nice change from the typical wreath I usually have on the door.
And no one has any idea that it’s a trash can!