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Friday, May 7, 2010

Wild.....

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!

16 comments:

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

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  2. You know i'll hook you up!

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

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

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

    www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

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  6. This is so CLEVER; well done!

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

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  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!

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  9. This is a great idea! Well done

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  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!

    tere

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  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.
    Pamela

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

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  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.

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

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

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