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San Bernardino, CA

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 ...

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Make Your Own Trash Can Lid

from Busy Crow Studio
(11) Name: 'Other : Make Your Own Trash Can Lid
Make Your Own Trash Can Lid Make Your Own Trash Can Lid

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Measuring and cutting fabric
  • Measuring and cutting cardboard
  • Sewing by hand or machine

Pattern Description:

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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size to Fit


  • Fabric
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Fine Tip Felt Marker
  • Duct Tape