Awhile ago I bought a cute rattan trash bin that I absolutely love. However, it did not have a lid, so whenever we had someone over, a rushed bathroom clean up was a must. I decided to make a DIY trash bin lid using a piece of styrofoam, twine, glue, and a decorative starfish. If you are looking for a way to make a trash bin lid, you can try this very easy DIY idea. Below are the links to the stuff I used:
First, cut a piece of styrofoam with the dimensions of the trash bin.
Next, cut a 1/2″ square hole in the styrofoam.
To decorate this styrofoam lid, you will need to glue the twine on the styrofoam. I skimped on the twine, since I was hoping to save some for other DIY projects, but, if you use a lot of twine, the white styrofoam will be completely invisible.
Cut the twine in pieces that cover the top and the sides of the styrofoam. Then, glue the twine on the styrofoam, leaving what will be the front side of the lid uncovered.
If you notice that the glue is too hot and is melting the styrofoam, turn it off and wait for it to cool off a bit. Once it’s a bit cooler, you can start gluing again. If the glue gets too solid, turn it on again. Basically we are trying to get a mid-range temperature so that the twine is glued and the styrofoam is intact.
Next, make a loop from a short piece of twine and glue it on the uncovered side. Make sure that the twine is looped away from the top of the styrofoam lid.
Then, finish covering the styrofoam with twine. If there are any twine ends sticking out, cut them and glue them to prevent unraveling.
You can decorate the lid by gluing a starfish on the top. Use a zip tie to attach the lid to the trash bin. Cover the zip tie with nail polish to get a matching color.
Below is the end result:
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