I started with crafts when I was about 9 years old. I learned to knit, and I still remember everything about that experience: from the yarn (a cherry red worsted, purchased at the Woolworth store ...
I started with crafts when I was about 9 years old. I learned to knit, and I still remember everything about that experience: from the yarn (a cherry red worsted, purchased at the Woolworth store downtown), the needles (a lovely set of pink aluminum size 11), the project (a poncho, with white fringe - ala Santa!). It was made with simple stockinette stitch in a rectangle shape, and then folded into the poncho, with the fringe added. I had the parents on the block paying me to teach the other children (who frankly, were not that interested in learning to knit!). I didn't give up teaching, though, I have taught classes in beadwork and crafts, and it's always very satisfying to see someone get 'hooked' on a creative pursuit.
This tutorial will not provide you with exact dimensions or measurements, only provide you with an idea and inspiration to create your lid to fit your own needs. This idea was born after I found I truly disliked the expensive new 'step-on' type trash can we bought for the kitchen....I am the type of cook who will gleefully toss cuttings, crushed paper towels, etc., etc., into an open trash can, from across the room; I was really annoyed to have to walk over to the can and step on it to open the lid. Since we then reverted back to the perfectly usable old (but lidless) trash can, all it needed was a lid that could be closed or stay open when I chose.
And if you prefer working with paper, you can choose to decoupage your new lid with pretty paper, and add a coat of decoupage medium for protection from spills.