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June 10, 2014 at 1:42 am

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can Makeover

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can Makeover

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can Makeover

Now that it is warm and summer-like out, I’ve been working on finishing details of the DIY Treehouse we built last year.  With lots of kiddos in and out of the treehouse for all different types of things.  With that comes garbage.  To keep things a tad bit tidy in the treehouse, a trash can was in order.

I found this decently sized guy at my local dollar store.  Perfect size, but a bit bland. I couldn’t pass it up, because for a buck it was great on the budget.

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can MakeoverAt home I grabbed some vinyl and set to work with my Cricut Explore.  I love the new Design Space, and I used the Dinosaur Font to right out the word trash in a stencil like format.

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can Makeover

Then I just placed it onto both sides of the trash can, being sure to keep some spacing between the letters to go with that stenciled graffiti type look.

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can MakeoverI went outside and spray painted the garbage can.  I used the Rustoleum Painter’s Touch, which says it works on plastic.  This was leftover from another project so was no additional cost to me.

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can Makeover

Spraying the general area, I was sure to cover the letters completely.  Letting it splatter was a fun bonus.  Be sure to overspray the area for a fun effect.

Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can MakeoverRemove the vinyl letters when still wet to avoid pulling on the new paint and clean lines.  Repeat on the other side.  Here is the finished product!Dollar Store Graffiti Trash Can Makeover

Not bad for $1!  It makes a perfect place for candy wrappers, empty water bottles and more in the very busy treehouse!

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