12 Wonderful DIY Waste Baskets ...


One of the ways that you can prepare your home for the end of summer is to make a DIY Waste Basket.

Why, you ask?

Because a DIY waste basket can, perhaps, make the study area in your home more organized.

Of course, even if you don't have family members who are going back to school, you can still try some of these waste basket tutorials. I, for one, will make the ombre trash bin for my craft room.

1. Ombre


Is't this pretty?

I think mine will be in shades of mint and blue.

For this DIY waste basket tutorial, you will need a container (recycled is best), scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge in satin.

You cut the scrapbook paper in strips and then Mod Podge them to the exterior of your new trash bin.


2. R2-D2


How cool!

I'm sure this is something that your son/s or even husband would love to have.

Urban Outfitters sells this kind of trash bin but this is a very DIY-able idea.

Check out the link to make something similar to that waste basket to the left.

3. Wallpaper


One of the simpler ways to give a plain trash can a makeover is to cover it with wallpaper.

This is a fantastic idea because you basically have endless of options when it comes to the design.

4. Hand Painted

Hand Painted

Of course, if no wallpaper meets your design standard, you can always paint your new waste baste.

For this project, you will need a wooden trash can.3

Don't worry if you have no painting skills whatsoever, even simple patterns will work.

5. Ballard Designs-Inspired

Ballard Designs-Inspired

Don't you just love DIY projects that are inspired by actual items sold in stores?

Items, mind you, that are pretty expensive.

For this particular waste basket tutorial, you will need a cheap trash can, canvas or burlap, ribbon, letter stencil, and paint.

You stencil the letter to the fabric, wrap the fabric around the trash can, and then embellish with ribbon.


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