April 27, 2012

Popcorn Tin Upcycle

For awhile now my bathroom trash cans have been screaming for an update. For longer than awhile actually. 

I just didn’t really want to go buy new ones. If I did, then I’d have to buy all the matching accessories. And to be honest, I am at a stage where I’m not sure if I’ll keep one style around very long.

So I started looking around for ideas. And THIS is what caught my eye…

But at $24.00 (shipping not included in price) I knew I could make something similar myself – and for much less. Do you ever say that??? I find myself saying that a lot :)

I got some inspiration from Deanna @ It's Just Me with this cute little popcorn tin she turned into cat food storage.


I see these popcorn tins everywhere, but when I want one I can’t find a single one. I had to put the word out to my family in case they had one laying around that they didn’t want.

My grandpa came to my rescue with this John Deere canister.


It took 3 coats of Krylon spray paint and….


Now it’s the perfect trash can!




The only cost associated with this was the can of spray paint. I ended up being able to do two others so it cost $9 for 3 trash cans.

I have one left that I am going to turn into storage for dog food.

When I get on a kick, I really go all out ;)


  1. Gotta try this. I'm gonna follow you and your great ideas. I'm not so crafty, but hope you'll visit and follow me too:)

  2. Worked out great and you can't beat the price.

  3. Now I've just got to get the stenciling thing down and I'll be good to go!

  4. This came out great!! Stopping by from The Shappy Creek Cottage linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-coat-for-holly.html


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