Crafting a desk bin

For the last year I’ve had a small cardboard box on my desk for us as a rubbish bin. The box was not very attractive – cardboard brown with a big delivery label stuck on it. Last night I decided I’d had enough so I decoupaged it with palm frond paper.

I didn’t have a lot of time to spend on it, so my tearing of the palm frond paper wasn’t neat, and I just threw the pieces onto the box. This morning, with the glue dry, I gave it a coat of mod podge (a clear sealer).

I put the large freezer bag liner back into it and presto, no-one would be the wiser it was a box that arrived in the mail (I hope).

I’m really happy with how my bin turned out – I think it’s quite pretty now – and it looks much nicer sitting on my desk.

What have you upscaled that you’ve been happy with?

My upscaled rubbish bin (I didn’t think to get a before photo)

8 comments on “Crafting a desk bin

  1. Nice. I did similar with a box for my mail. I keep a box just of unsorted mail that I clear out every few months. For that, I wrapped it with wrapping paper. No Mod Podge, though. Good idea.

    • Thanks, Liz. I did think of using wrapping paper, actually, but I didn’t have any wrapping paper that would work (didn’t want Christmas on my desk all year).

  2. Aww it’s super cute AJ!

  3. Thank you! And I just realised the reason I had to moderate you is because you are here under your real name!!

  4. Hahah yeah! can’t hide behind my penname anymore 😉

  5. Very cute! I love it when little changes make a big difference!

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