Elegant DIY Embellished Trash Can

Patti kelley
by Patti kelley
2 Materials
2 Hours
Recently I have been in the process of updating my guests rooms . I purchased this trash can for my blue and silver guest bedroom for $8 at Marshalls store. At the time it was just a plain aluminum can . I felt it was a plain Jane and decided that I wanted a more elegant.look. I looked in several stores and saw many beautiful and expensive cans , but decided that I could just embellish the trash can that I I already had. I was able to create this one to look just as high-end as those that I have seen. I purchased decorative wire ribbon from Hobby Lobby and sparkly ribbon from the Dollar Tree to make this glamorous trash can. This shows that you do not have to spend a lot of money to have elegant accessories in your home
I purchased the trashcan at Marshalls store I already had the glue gun and glue sticks. I measured the can and unrolled and cut all ribbons.
I next adhered the wire ribbon almost two inches from the top of the can. This is done carefully, applying a little glue to the can and quickly pressing and holding the wire ribbon on the can for a few seconds to make sure it And then at the bottom the same as above almost 2 inches from the bottom of the can repeat the same process with the.
Lastly I hot glued two rows of the sparkly ribbon together in the cent er of the can. Press and hold the ribbon briefly this should adhere quickly.
I allowed the can to dry for about an hour before placing it in the room
Suggested materials:
  • The trashcan. glue gun glue sticks scissors, wire ribbon and sparkly ribbon   (The trashcan from Marshalls. glue gun from Pat Catons wire ribbon Hobby Lobby sparkle ribbon from Dollar Tree)
  • Old newspaper to cover table. and work gloves   (Newspaper from home, gloves from the Dollar Tree)
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  1 question
  • Sheri O'Brien Sheri O'Brien on Jun 17, 2017

    Your video is not st all helpful. How did you deal with the taper of the can when gluing on the ribbons?

Join the conversation
3 of 19 comments