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« on: April 01, 2008 05:53:55 AM »

I spent most of the month trying to figure out what to make.  I wanted to make something useful and pretty... then I remembered where I'd be shopping!

I ended up buying *exactly* $10 USD in materials (the exchange that day came to $10.1794 CAD... my receipt shows my purchase, including tax, to be $10.17. Woo!)  In the end, though, I only used about $5.65 CAD worth.

Because I want the finished product to appear on the front page, I'll post it first:



It's a garbage can that clashes terribly with my home decor, so I'm going to take it to work and use it there.  I think it'll liven the place up!

Here's what I started with:


That's a wire mesh basket (quite flimsy!), and a bunch of crazy-ugly plastic place mats.  (Though, they don't look that bad in the pics....)


Close-up of the place mats:



In progress:



Cutting the place mats:



Close-up of the weave:


View of the inside.  I cut two circles of the yellow, ran them through my Xyron machine to make them sticky (only because I couldn't find my Tacky glue) and pasted one on the inside of the basket, and one on the outside of the bottom.:

(you are getting sleeeeeeeepy.....)

I really like how it all turned out.  It's quite bright and cheerful-looking.  *Much* nicer than I'd expected when I first saw the place mats. (I almost didn't even buy them!)

Good luck everyone!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 05:55:31 AM »

WOW! I love this. What an awesome idea!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 05:55:43 AM »

WOW, you made a garbage can beautiful! Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 06:34:46 AM »

A great use of dollar store items. How did you finish the ends of the strips? Did you just weave them back through?
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 06:40:03 AM »

I have this can in my craft room.  I'm totally gonna try this, because when I throw out lil pieces of paper they just fall right out the sides.  Thank you! 
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 07:05:42 AM »

this is such a cute idea!  i love the colors----very spring!   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 07:22:13 AM »

I love her bright this is! I like it a lot.....
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 07:24:12 AM »

Very cool.  And hypnotic...
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008 07:35:24 AM »

Oh wow. Great project. It looks really neat!
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008 07:53:17 AM »

This is a great idea. I like the colors a lot.
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