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