Trash Can Fresh Flower Door Vase

Well, hello there again!  It’s Carmel from Our Fifth House, and I’m back today to share a true trash to treasure story.

As in I literally turned a trash can……..

into something I truly treasure!

I’ve been wanting a door bucket that could hold water for fresh clippings and flowers for a really long time.   While I was shopping at Target one day (isn’t that always how a project starts?), this trash can caught my eye because it had the perfect side handles that would allow me to loop a piece of rope through in order to hang it on the door.

I figured for about $7 even if my idea didn’t work out it was at least worth the try.

I really didn’t want my neighbors to think I had lost my mind and hung a trash can on the front door, so I wrapped it in a piece of scrap fabric I already had on hand.  I also wanted to wrap it in fabric so that it wouldn’t slide and clank around when we opened and closed the door.  (The fabric worked like a charm!)

This literally took me all of maybe 20 minutes.  I used the hot glue gun to adhere the fabric which worked perfectly.  I kept a good pull on the fabric as I wrapped so that the fabric would lay really nice and smooth.  Since the inside will never be seen it doesn’t have to be pretty.  I wrapped a piece of burlap ribbon around the bottom (again with hot glue) for no other reason than just because.

Once I was done, I hung it on the door with a wide burlap ribbon I picked up at Michael’s a couple of weeks ago.  This trash can is super light weight when empty, so adding a little water to it doesn’t make it too heavy.  It is working out perfectly and it’s such a nice change from the typical wreath I usually have on the door.

And no one has any idea that it’s a trash can!

I’m going for an equestrian chic thing with my fall decor this year.  I live in horse country so I’m totally inspired by the horse farms I’m surrounded by.  Come see how I decorated my fall mantel this year!