Garbage Garbage Can

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I am sort of swooning over this garbage can made of garbage from Craftster user lovething:

She got the project idea from Mark Montano’s Big-Ass Book of Crafts. We’ve actually got some place mats and coasters made with a similar method that my mother-in-law got me for Christmas at Ten Thousand Villages. They’re awesome and very sturdy!

I’ve never made anything with coiled paper, but now I sort of want to give it a whirl! Have any of you guys tried it? What sort of glue do you use? If I had to guess, I’d probably say mod podge, but I’m not sure how that would hold up to moisture over time for say, a coaster set.

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One comment on “Garbage Garbage Can
  1. oh no, glassy mod podge is the best! I used it to glaze over the word “Dirty BRUSHES” on my (duh) dirty brush bucket at school and its lasted over a year! It gets dumped and washed and full of water all the time too. I’d done the curling paper stuff, its fun, but a little tricky. You might want to tack the ends of the coils with a quick drying glue and then modge podge them afterwards, otherwise stuff can get stuck or unravel.

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