Hi friends! I’m excited to be participating in a little tour with several blog friends called “Rock Your Knock Off” where we each choose a high-end item and make our own for way less! I’m sharing a monogrammed fabric wastebasket that’s just perfect for my master bath. The $89 price tag? I’ll make my own, thank you very much.
Here’s what I used to make my version:
I found this cheapie can at Kmart. It took less than half a yard of fabric to complete.
First I made a pattern by wrapping the can in paper and folding in the edges along the top, then marking where to cut along the bottom in pencil.
I cut my pattern and tested it on the can, then pinned it to the fabric and cut it out.
(I used my fabric scissors for cutting the fabric and my inexpensive ones to cut the pattern. I try to only use my good fabric scissors for fabric. :))
I added the monogram using the same technique I used on my Men’s Valet turned Pretty Stool.
Next I took the project outside to attach the fabric using spray adhesive. The directions suggested to spray both surfaces and then wait 15 seconds before attaching, for maximum adhesion.
One Mississippi, two Mississippi…15!
Then I rolled it right on.
The last step is adding the trim, which I attached using hot glue.
I’m really happy with how it turned out and $15 fits into most budgets. Have you priced decorative garbage cans lately? They are not cheap.
You can create a beautiful wastebasket to match any décor.
The monogram didn’t transfer as nicely since this fabric has a lot of texture, so I filled it in a bit with a paint pen.
Honestly though, I like it just as much without the monogram:
Make sure you don’t try to put it in the microwave.
I love it in my master bath:
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!