I have had this mini plastic trash can on top of the dryer in my laundry room for lint and used fabric softener sheets. It’s convenient, but it’s so light weight that every time I put something inside it falls over. Fast forward over a year later, I finally got around to replacing it with a cute metal one. Of COURSE, I couldn’t leave it as is, so here is my tutorial for this DIY stenciled metal laundry trash can.
Time: 30 Minutes
- Metal Trash Can
- Martha Stewart Adhesive Silk Screens
- Foam Pouncer
- White Acrylic Craft Paint
This is the trash can I found. It was on sale and I couldn’t pass t up!
I cut out the silk screen letters to spell out “trash and lint”.
I centered each word starting with the middle letter and working my way out.
Use a foam pouncer to apply the craft paint onto the silk screen letter in a straight up and down motion.
You can pull off the stencil immediately and carefully remove and smudges with your fingers. Be sure to wash the silk screen letters with water and place them back in the package to use again.
The letters will be completely dry in about an hour. I thought this was a nice addition to my laundry room! You can also check out the wooden laundry sign I made and the etched glass detergent containers I made as well. Thanks for checking them out!