Decoupage Trash Cans ~ A Fun Easy Recycling Craft Idea for the kids : Add some new life to an old trash can, photo frame, furniture, shelves and more with this dirt cheap crafty idea.
You’ll Need the following:
- Wrapping Paper, Magazines, catalogs, etc
- Plastic Trash Pail, (or any item you wish to decoupage)
- Decent Scissors
- Foam Brush
- Small bowl
- White Elmer’s Glue (not washable)
- Warm Water
Step #1: Carefully cut out your favorite photos or characters, (trim close so the edges won’t show!). Keep in mind, the larger pieces may bubble or tear.
Step #2: In your small bowl, mix 3 parts glue & 1 part warm water to make a milky decoupage paste. (if making 1 c. use 3/4 c. glue & 1/4 c. warm water
Step #3: Using your foam brush, carefully brush over the can where you intend to put your picture/clip. Place the picture on and carefully brush more decoupage over it, covering it well.
Step #4: Continue applying your pictures over your trash can until you are done & it is covered as you desire.
Step #5: Allow to dry completely. Once dry, apply another layer, allow to dry. To complete the project you should add a full 3 coats, allowing it to dry 100% in between coats.