She Takes 2 Waste Baskets And Flips 1 Upside Down. What She Creates With It Is Incredible.
Marilyn Caylor 5/20/2016
We've been trained to think wastebaskets are only for meant for trash. However, with a bit of imagination, you can transform these wire mesh receptacles into into cute items for your home!
Wastebasket Pendant Light
Want an adorable pendant lamp for a little girl's room? Just snip a hole in the bottom of a dollar store basket with a pair of scissors, and then insert a light cord kit in the hole until it's snug. Next, weave scraps of flower patterned fabric in-between the mesh. Guess what - you're done! How easy was that? This simple project can be found over at Poppytalk.
Vintage Wire Cloche
This vintage look cloche is perfect for covering your baked goods! An oregano toned spray paint gives this an antique feel. Add a fancy knob at the top to complete the look. This gorgeous idea was crafted by The Gathering Place Design, who can guide you with step-by-step instructions.
Basket Weave Planter
This is basket weaving at its finest! Weave yarn in and out of a mesh wastebasket to make a custom planter. If your skills are up to par, you can try this cool tribal inspired design. Be creative! When you're finished, this will be the best looking planter in the house.
Wrapping Paper Bin
Store your wrapping paper in style with this embroidered bin from The Crafted Life. This super simple project only requires a bit of yarn, some nimble fingers and the desire to have an adorable storage container!
Sporty Look Light Fixture
Update that boring white cover on your ceiling light fixture! This sporting fun idea uses a rocking red wastebasket to add some bright energy to the room. Find out the steps to this project from I Should Be Mopping The Floor.
French Country Chic Table
Minimalists that love simple decor will also probably love this charming side table. The Shabby Creek Cottage has a great tutorial on how to create this simple project!
Why not upgrade a wire wastebasket into a rope wastebasket? Get out your glue gun, find some thick rope and get to work! Two It Yourself has a great tutorial on this easy upcycle.
Turn up the glam with this beaded lampshade! Rich with golden hues, it looks more expensive than it actually is. Find out how Minerva's Garden transformed a dollar store wastebasket into a posh lampshade.
It's Not Going To Waste
These cute wastebasket makeovers show just how easy it is to take an inexpensive item, blast it with some creativity, and end up with some awesome stuff to use around your home! From a gilded gold lampshade to rope wastebaskets, these simple upgrades are both easy and fun to make.