Friday, July 1, 2011

Making Recycle Bins From A Sonotube


I started with a16" diameter sonotube.


I needed a garbage bag to fit inside and to touch the floor without the sides of the bag falling into the tube when recycling was thrown in there.   I decided on 23".  I measured all the way around the tube and then used a ruler and joined the marks.

  A jigsaw seemed to be the best option for making the cut!


I smoothed the edges with sandpaper as the saw left them a little rough



I had to mark a straight line as a guide so the wallpaper I was using would stay straight







Applying the wallpaper was a little tricky so I added some white glue to the paper.  This seemed to do the trick.


Wallpaper complete.  Had to trim off the edges.



Some chalkboard paint,  a bit of free hand painting, and a nice little label is created.



It needed a little something more....


I painted a border around the label.
 The top and bottom edge were finished with a wrap of  black electrical tape.
These work great for storing recycles and now I don't have garbage bags falling over losing their contents!

CHEERS!

3 comments:

Cheers to great words!