A quick and easy way to add some texture to a boring trash can. The best part about this? The grand total cost was a whopping $2.50! That's including the trash can, the twine, and the glue.
I started off with a simple mini trash can from Dollar Tree - which obviously cost $1. It's not the most quality item in the world, but it will definitely hold trash, which is all I'm asking for.
Also from Dollar Tree - some twine! This twine was fairly thick, and the trash can I used was pretty small, so I only needed one ball. But if you're not sure, I'd definitely grab an extra ball of twine. Better safe than sorry, and it only cost a dollar!
For the beginning, I placed some hot glue every couple of inches, and began winding the twine around, starting at the bottom.
As I got further up, I used less hot glue, and it worked fine! I love how the glue is clear, and you really can't see it unless you're looking for it. Just keep winding and wrapping the twine until you get to the top.
All done! I put down extra glue to secure the last bit of twine, and it's hidden under the top lip of the trash can. It worked out perfectly, I reached the top just as I ran out of twine!
I like how the blue still peeks through, it will match my mostly-blue bedroom. It looks so much better than it did before! This would work with other types of string, but I'd stick to something that's stiff and not too thin. Some wool yarn would look great!