Decorating Plastic Storage Bins | How to Revamp Containers
Are you on a quest to add a touch of style and organization to your living space?
With a little creativity and some simple materials, you can transform mundane containers into stylish decor pieces.
In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to give your plastic storage bins a makeover that will make them not only functional but also decorative.
This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.
Tools and Materials:
1. Preparing for the Transformation
To begin decorating your plastic storage bin, grab a plastic bin from Walmart as your canvas.
Start by drilling a few holes into the side of the bin. These holes will serve as handles in the future, so be sure to space them evenly for a balanced look.
Next, flip the plastic bin over and drill four holes, one in each corner. These corner holes will be where we add feet for your decorated bin.
2. Selecting Fabric and Cutting
Now, it's time to add some style to your plastic bin.
I chose a gray and white patterned fabric, but choose anything that matches your decor preferences. Cut the fabric down to size so that it reaches the right height of the bin.
3. Applying Fabric with Spray Adhesive
Using a spray adhesive, generously apply it to the plastic surface of the bin.
Carefully press the cut fabric onto the adhesive, ensuring it adheres smoothly and without wrinkles.
4. Creating Neat Seams
To achieve a polished look, cut up the sides of the fabric where it overlaps at the corners.
Then, fold these two pieces over each other, creating a neat seam.
5. Adding Handles
Now, let's tackle the handles. Locate the holes you drilled earlier, and using a pair of scissors, poke through the fabric at those points.
Thread the jute or your chosen handle material through these holes and tie a knot on the inside to secure it firmly.
6. Elevating Your Bin (Optional)
For an extra touch of elegance, add craft feet to the bottom of your bin. This not only raises it off the ground but also enhances its overall appearance.
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Decorating a Plastic Storage Bin
This plastic storage bin makeover is a creative way to improve your home organization while adding a touch of personality to your living space. Experiment with different fabrics and designs to suit your style. Have fun with this DIY storage bin idea and let your creativity shine!
Let me know what you think of this project and if you’ve made something similar. Share your ideas, tips, and questions in the comments section below.