Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jute Trash Can and a Giveaway!

With all of the Jute projects floating around blogland, I thought I could put some jute to work on my own project. So...I made a jute trash can for my living room. Have you priced little trashcans lately? My goodness!!!

What began as a cheap tin (think Christmas popcorn tin) with
Hot Wheels race cars all over it, became something I am quite proud of. I got this tin/can/bucket at Wal-Mart during a 75% off Easter sale. The Wal-Mart in my town had WAY too much inventory and had their already-put-together Easter baskets SUPER cheap, so I bought several (for the candy of course), including this tin filled with candy. Oh how I wished I had a true before picture.

First, I covered up the racecars with gray spray paint primer(what I had

Next, I began hot-gluing the jute (from Wal-mart) around the bottom of the tin working my way up to the top (or bottom since I had it upside down):

Like Kimba, I had all of my tools: Table protecting sheets, glue gun, sweet tea, and popcorn!

When I had FINALLY finished (yeah, this took a little time, but was worth it) I played around with a couple places to show it off (I mean, make use of it :P ):

A little too short for this.
So...what do you think?

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Joanna said...

Very cute! What a clever idea as well!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! It looks very nice!

Your right, little trash cans are really expensive!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Great idea! It's always fun to find a way to add texture to something ordinary.

Carrie said...

LOL! I loved it as the umbrella holder! (not for real, but for funnies)

I'm a new found lover of jute and burlap so I can really appreciate how long it took for you to wind that around! Good job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great makeover! It looks amazing! Well done~

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great project & great way to "tie it in" {gotta forgive the pun}. Loving this idea!

Thanks for linking up with me today.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love it! I have to try one of these! Love the way it looks!

Mary Beth said...

I love your little trash can-how creative of you. : )

TheOldPostRoad said...

Great idea!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Using the popcorn tin is right up my alley! What a good way to disguise something so ugly :) Thanks for the to finish that big popcorn tin. It's for a good cause!

Jane said...

You know, I see those popcorn tins on after season clearance. I never thought to buy one for any number of craft projects. You are right though, that is much cheaper than a trash can, a planter, or a storage tin would be.

Kammy said...

Hi Melissa !
What a terrific idea - so stinkin cute !
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. I am stalking(I mean following)you !
you :o)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

What a great reuse! Love that!

Kimba said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! What a great idea!

Now where did I leave my 6lb roll of jute? :)


HappyHomemaker said...

I love it!!! This would be a great idea for re-use-ing the ice cream barrells from 31 flavors! Hmm... I dont think I could eat that much ice cream, but I could eat that much popcorn!