Friday, February 1, 2013

Marbleized Wastepaper Basket

I made this pretty wastepaper basket in minutes for less than $5.00!  Here's how.

I ran into the art supply store last week to grab a pair of blunt scissors for Yosef's upshernish and I couldn't leave the store without browsing at the beautiful art supplies...including their fabulous selection of papers.

All the papers were 50% off that day and I was immediately drawn to this gorgeous marbleized paper.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I loved the colors and at half price I couldn't leave the store without it.

Our new home has a powder room that needed a prettier trash can than the old metal one that was there. I grabbed my Mod Podge and started covering the back of the paper.

While the paper was still wet, I covered the can, rolling it on all sides and smoothing out any air pockets. The bottom was tucked underneath the can and the top was cut with a sharp e-xacto knife. A final coat of Mod Podge seals the paper.

The walls still need to be painted but this looks so much better, right?

Very easy, cheap and chic!

4 comments:

  1. Seriously, Rita, that is gorgeous! I love marble paper and would never have thought to use it there - so cool!

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    1. Thanks--I might have to go back and buy more paper!

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