Have you ever wondered What to Decoupage?
A bit ago, I did a project for Mom It Forward that started my latest obsession of Mod Podge, decoupaging anything and everything. For the lazy crafter like myself, Mod Podge is perfect. It’s very forgiving and allows for a few mistakes.
What to Decoupage
I was visiting a friends site and saw what she had done for her craft room trash can! I knew immediately that I needed to create one for myself. I love the creative and whimsical look and how it becomes a part of the decor. I’m always looking for what to decoupage, looking around for any item I can smear that wonderful concoction called Mod Podge all over!
How to make a Fabric Decoupaged Trash Can
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- 5 Gallon Bucket
- Fabric scraps or fat quarters in a variety of colors
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- I picked up several fat quarters from my local craft store.
- Cut up fat quarters into strips and any shape that inspires you. Lay them out for quick access. They will be going around the bucket.
- Start at the top or bottom of your bucket and paint on a layer of Mod Podge in a 3 inch space all around the bucket.
- Immediately place your first fabric strip onto the mod podged area and brush another layer of mod podge over the fabric pressing the fabric onto your bucket.
- Continue repeating the steps until your bucket is covered.
It’s not perfect, but it’s perfect for me and it’s perfect for my room. A little messy, a little whimsical and happy colors.
I love how it matches my rug.
I’ve got my vintage maps out again today and my mod podge……..because I never know when to quit when I like something. You can see the table top I decoupaged with my old maps.
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I love this idea! Every time I throw out an empty 30 pound cat litter pail, I actually feel guilty. I have two that have been re-used into scrub pails, and I actually think I’ve seen one in use by our janitor for the same use. I still throw one away a month (my apartment is small and I have no room to keep ALL of them), but now I know what to do with this month’s empty! Thanks, Kim, for the great idea!
So cute Kim! I know what you mean about being obsessed with decoupaging LOL I’ve featured this today on Craft Gossip 🙂 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/decoupage-fabric-trash-can/
That is so true. Once you start to decoupage, it becomes hard to stop. You try it on everything you can get your hands on.
Very cute idea! I need to get something cuter in my craft room.
Kim @ seven thirty three says
OK, now that is too fricken cute! I love it! Although my trash can isn’t a bucket (hello, simple!) it is plain white frosted and after seeing this it might just need to be spruced up a bit!
This made me smile.
You know you’re creative when even your trash can is fun!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Hey, Kim! Thanks for stopping by. I know, where has the time gone. I remember meeting you early on & totally loved being featured on TCB way back in 07. Since then, this niche has just exploded & it’s so hard to keep up with them all now. Its’ been such a fun journey and I’m so happy that I got in when I did. Totally changed our lives, hasn’t it??! I hope we get to meet up one day too. xoxo
That would make such a cute planter too for an indoor tree I think.
Can’t wait to see what you’re Mappodging!
You must tell me where you got that rug. Love it and have been looking everywhere for one like it for my great room.
I got my rug at Fred Meyer here in the Portland area. It’s a 4×6 and I purchased it about 5 yrs ago. Sorry. I’ll take better photos of it when I get my craft room completed.
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I love that idea! It is adorable and looks perfect in your craft room! I would love to see that whole rug too- do you have a picture of it posted somewhere?
I love how a simple bucket became such a great work of art!!