Make A Nautical Trashcan With Rope

For 25 cents I found this trash can, bin, something….at the thrift store and decided to make it into a nautical trashcan using sisal rope.

Simple DIY Knock off trash can

 

I’m so excited to be back with our monthly thrift store finds with all my favorite blogging friends!

thrift store group picture

How to make sisal rope nautical trash can step by step tutorial

Supplies:

Trash can used or new whatever you can find that is cheap
Hot Glue & Glue Gun
Sisal Rope I found mine at Target for $6.00 but you can find it here at amazon 

I highly suggest you measure how much rope you will need before you start or buy extra as you will see in the tutorial what happened to me. Sisal rope comes in many different thicknesses, so I suggest just doing some quick math based on the thickness of your rope and the size of the canister you are covering.

How to make sisal rope nautical trash can step by step tutorial

Basically just glue, wrap, glue, wrap, repeat repeat until your fingers are raw.  (I would suggest wearing gloves as sisal is very rough).

How to make sisal rope nautical trash can step by step tutorial How to make sisal rope nautical trash can step by step tutorial

Wouldn’t you know it, I ran out of rope, seriously!  No way was I going to drive to Target for 1 thing so I decided I would hot glue and wrap some pretty burlap and lace around the top.

How to make sisal rope nautical trash can step by step tutorial

Next time I’m at target I’ll pick some more up, I have more plans using this rope!

 

How to make sisal rope nautical trash can step by step tutorial

How to make a nautical trash can out of sisal rope and a metal basket

How to make a sisal trashcan out of a wire basket

step by step tutorial on how to turn a 99 cent wire basket into a nautical trash can. You would pay over $40 for this at Pottery Barn!

Now it’s time to check out all the other awesome thrift store projects, just click on the links below!

thrift store decor challenge

 

Petticoat Junktion

Domestically Speaking

DebbieDoos

Our Southern Home

Mom4Real

Bliss Ranch

Redhead Can Decorate

Our Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

My Repurposed Life

15 thoughts on “Make A Nautical Trashcan With Rope

  1. Excellent! I have two silver mesh ones in my boys room, and really, what was I thinking – who wants to see their trash? I’ve gotta disguise it now with this great idea, but maybe no lacy top huh?

    • Definitely no lace top for the boys. Mine is in the boys bathroom but since I have a trash bag in it they can’t see the lace. I better get to the store soon to get more rope before they find out.

  2. I have worked with that rope and hot glue before, ouch! It’s not easy.

    I love how your nautical trashcan turned out. You got a deal on that thing!

    Way to go to add the lace when you ran out of rope–I’ve been at the end of my rope lots of times, and it’s not fun!

    I’m so happy to be part of the team!

    gail

  3. I love sisal rope projects. Has me longing for the beach!

  4. Your sisal trash can turned out beautiful, Kristin! I love the lace detail you added to the top. 🙂 I have that same trash can in a beautiful mint green, which is in Lily’s bedroom. I hope you’re having a wonderful week! Warmly, Karla

  5. Wow, when I started reading the post I wasn’t expecting the trashcan to originally be the quintessential black wire office trash can. It looks completely different!

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