I can claim no credit for today's post- it comes courtesy of my creative friend and neighbor who whipped up the most darling decorative wastebasket with nothing more than leftover fabric and a little bit of trim. And did I mention it's no-sew? I can't think of a better way to use up leftover fabric...I might be trying this this weekend! Without further ado, here's the rundown she provided...
1. I purchased a basic waste-basket at the Container Store. However, since I always like to use a bag to line them, I also purchased a smaller one to go inside and the larger one has a nice cover (see last photo).
2. I used the same fabric that I used to make a small window treatment for my bathroom (below). I measured my fabric and ironed it. I then used a glue gun to fold the top part under to create a nice rounded edge.
3. I glued the fabric all the way around the top and down one side.
4. I then worked my way around the bottom of the basket - tucking and glueing as I went around.
5. As I was near the end, I folded the side under to glue over the first side to create a fairly neat edge.
6. Lastly, I glued the trim around the top and bottom, making sure that the seams of the trim matched with the side seam so that there is definitely a back side to the basket. This works fine because I placed the waste-basket in a corner in my bathroom.
And there you have it! One little thing she wanted me to point out- while she was making the basket she kept it at eye level. But since you'll typically be looking at it from a higher angle when it sits on the floor, she'd suggest making sure that the top trim is a touch about the top of the basket for a neater look from a standing position (rather than just even with the top)!
So here's her adorable wastebasket- I love the creative solution of getting one with an insert so as to hide the liner.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!