Have you ever wondered what to do with those leftover Christmas tins after the holidays? I am sure after the popcorn, cookies, nuts and candy are devoured these tins have filled many landfills. I have an easy customizable solution of how you can upcycle and reuse those Christmas tins and since I had all the supplies on hand it was FREE to make.
I originally saw this trash can idea on Lemons Lavender and Laundry and wanted to make my own. Here is my version. No tools needed.
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SUPPLIES FOR TRASH CAN UPCYCLE
- Christmas Tin
- Painter’s Tape
- 2 Spray paint colors of choice I used Rust-oleum in Flat Black and Flat White
- Stencil made with a Silhouette Cameo
- Spray Sealer
STEPS TO MAKE TRASH CAN UPCYCLE
Step 1) I started out by cleaning my tin…getting rid of all the leftover popcorn crumbs. Then I turned it upside down and spray painted several coats of spray paint. Start with the color paint you want the color of the letters and stripes to be. I chose flat black spray paint. I used my Scrap Wood Lazy Susan to help with spray painting.
Step 2) I applied painters’ tape for the stripes and a “TRASH” stencil created using my Silhouette Cameo and applied the stencil as well. I found the best way to center and align the stencil is to first add tape, then the middle letter. Then I applied the entire stencil around the letter A, and finally peeled the outer stencil away leaving only the letters.
Step 3) I spray painted several coats over the entire outside tin over the tape and stencil in a flat white. Once it was dry I removed the tape and stencil. Be careful when removing the tape. I had to do many touch ups because the paint came off in some areas.
Once all the tape and stencil was off I applied a sealer and then put it in it’s proper place in the bathroom.I love how it turned out and I like it waaaay better than what I had before. Well off to put the old one in the garage sale pile.
Thanks so much for hanging out and upcycling with me!
What are your favorite upcycles/recycles?