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Topic: A garbage can made from garbage. How poetic.  (Read 273398 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2008 03:06:19 PM »

Love this!  I have the same questions everyone else has....  did you seal it?  how long did it take you?
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2008 03:47:26 PM »

I JUST BOUGHT THAT BOOK!  i love ittt
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2008 04:10:01 PM »

how neat.  I can picture it as a plant holder as well.  Hmmm.   Wall scuplture with a climbing ivy underneath it....I love projects that make my imagination work.

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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2008 04:13:00 PM »

LOVE THIS. gotta find that book.
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2008 04:18:19 PM »

This looks awesome! I was just curious to how sturdy it was...?
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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2008 04:59:22 PM »

Thanks everyone! Glad you all like it. Now for a little FAQ...

how long did it take you?
A freakin' long time. I started it on Monday and worked on it for a couple of hours a day until last night. I'd say it took at least six to eight hours, probably more than that. I set up a little work space in the living room so I could watch crappy reality TV while I worked on it. I think that kept me from going insane.

Did you seal/protect it with anything?
I sealed the whole thing with Mod Podge. I still might give it a coat of polyurethane.

HOW DID YOU DO IT?! I LOOOVE IT!
It's easier than it looks! The base uses the same technique one would use to make a magazine bowl, only instead of shaping it into a bowl you leave it flat and coat the whole thing with Mod Podge. For the rings you cut magazine pages into thirds and, starting at one corner, roll the pieces around a bamboo skewer (or a pencil or other similar object). Brush a little dab of glue on the opposite corner and seal it up to make a thin paper straw. Then flatten out the straw and coil it around your finger to make a ring, gluing down the tail. Repeat about 399 times and hot glue them on top of each other in a shape you like, and seal with Mod Podge. Hope that makes sense.

How strong/durable is it?
It's sturdy enough to function as a trash can. It wouldn't take much to destroy it if you tried, but I wouldn't try if I were you, at least not in my house.

Have you tried doing it with just a few colors like a pattern or something?
I haven't but that might be cool, maybe with some patterned paper. I like the random, colorful look of the magazines though.
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2008 05:30:34 PM »

i love it!!!
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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2008 05:49:19 PM »

I can so see this as a lamp shade.
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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2008 05:53:42 PM »

It is awesome!
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« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2008 05:58:33 PM »

I just bought this book and I love it!  My patience level doesn't allow me to even attempt this wastebasket, but I love seeing someone else do it.  It looks really awesome, great job!
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