DIY Trashcan Upcycle

“DIY Trashcan Upcycle”

This post brought to you by FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape. All opinions are 100% mine.

I don't know about you but we have had an incredibly windy month as spring has set in.  Our yard has been covered in leaves by the blowing winds, our flowers have been blown out of our window-boxes, and our trash cans have been blown clear down the street. When it comes to trash cans, you don't have a whole lot of choices. Everyone on my street has a trashcan that looks pretty much the same.

I started thinking of a way that I could tell my trashcan from my neighbors when they all blow in the street. It didn't matter if I had a different colored lid because the lid was usually blown off of the trashcan and a half a block away anyway. It doesn't help that when the trashmen unload the trash they just toss the trash cans anywhere they please. For all I know the trashmen are throwing the trash cans down the street as part of some trashman Olympics that I don't know about.  But seriously if there were a trash man Olympics, the men that pick up my trash would be the winners.

Sometimes it really is hard to tell which trashcan is mine and which is my neighbors. There have been a couple of times I've had to retrieve my trashcan out of my neighbors yard when she for some reason didn't notice that she now had four trash cans instead of her regular too.

Thanks to FrogTape® I had an idea to make my trashcan distinct and obvious to whom it belongs. I inlisted in the help of my husband to make sure our trashcans were colorful and fun!


He came up with a simple and easy craft that our daughter even helped with and it definitely made my trashcan not only unique, but easy to tell who it belongs to.

Now you too can use some FrogTape® and if you have the problem of missing trash cans, you won't have to worry anymore.

1. You need a trashcan. Of course.



Now I don't know why you would be interested in this craft if you didn't have a trashcan, but I do suppose that there are many other things you could apply this too. After doing this craft I realized I probably could do the same thing to my driveway and have a convenient number placard right in the street. This also would work great on a mailbox.

2. Tape out the design that you would like on your trashcan.



Not only did he create some numbers but he also went with a couple of racing stripes. He thought it would make the trashcan a little more interesting and more fun for my daughter.

3. Pick out what colors of paint you would like to use and paint over the tape.



Granted, we probably would've got much sharper edges if he had painted it himself, but it's a trashcan, let your kid have some fun. Our daughter slathered the frog tape with the color she picked out. I think the red and gold looked really nice on the black trashcan if I do say so myself.

4. All you have to do is peel off the tape. 



I suggest letting the paint dry, but my daughter just couldn't wait to see what she created. She was surprised that it actually worked. Not only did it work but it created a cool blocky style that definitely set my trashcan apart. Now I'll never have to worry about my trashcan being down the road unclaimed, or in my neighbors yard.

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I'd be excited to see if any of you did anything similar to this craft.  Let me know!!!

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