Friday, May 7, 2010


Mark has a friend who was having a birthday and she was redoing her room and wanted a zebra print trash can.  mark looked in every store he could think of with no luck.
 Mom to the rescue!  He went to walmart and for $5.50 bought a white trashcan, similar to the one above, because I did not take a picture before I started.    I love how it turned out, I wasn't sure about it at first I thought of covering it with paper or maybe even material, but i told mark to bring me home a trash can and some paint.  I even went on line and printed out a picture of some zebra print to give me a better idea of the design.
 So the more I thought about it, I thought I could use vinyl!  So when I sat down I took a piece of my cricuit vinyl. I know, it was all I had.
I used my exacto knife and started cutting wavy strips, it helped that I cut a few at a time it made them mesh together well when i applied them.  I also angled them a bit and when it didn't look right, I either took it off and started again or cut it.  The lid was a little tricky, but once I got the hang of it, I was done in no time.  Now Samantha wants one! 

To gift wrap it  I use a white trash bag and tied it with a bow, I figured after she opened it she could use the trash bag inside.  Check out Beyond the picket fence for Great ideas under $100.00
Happy Friday!


  1. AWESOME job! LOVE this! Makes me want one! If I ever get around to re-doing my bathroom I'm callin you!

  2. You know i'll hook you up!

  3. What a great and creative and CHEAP idea 9my favorite kind!). Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. How cute! I love zebra and leopard animal prints so this definitely caught my attention! Great idea!

  5. now that is cool!
    I'd love to have this linked to my weekly link party "Make my Style Mondays"


  6. This is so CLEVER; well done!

  7. OMG! So very very cute! The power of paint!! Great job!!

  8. I love that you used vinyl. I would've done paint too, but paint on plastic doesn't hold up too well. The vinyl is perfect!

  9. This is a great idea! Well done

  10. How very cute! This would be a great teacher gift for their classroom also. Thanks so much for linking to my party and I hope to see more of your awesome projects next Thursday!
    Have a great weekend!


  11. Visiting via Hodgepodge Life and I loved the photo in your link icon. I have painted a lot of things but never a trash can. See, you have made something ordinary extraordinary. Very fun.

  12. REALLY cool idea! Thanks for participating in the FIRST "Scrappy Saturday" ;) Hope you keep coming back!

  13. Oh what a fantastic DIY project. You are one clever and creative gal.

    I finally finished a project I have been working on for 23 years.

    Pop on by.

  14. Very cute & clever- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

  15. Super cute! Stopping by to say hi from the American Crafter Auditions! AND I am a new follower =)!


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