DIY Fabric Waste Paper Bin

DIY Fabric Waste Paper Bin

Hello lovelies!

Today I am sharing an easy tutorial for this DIY Fabric Waste Paper Bin. Last week was pretty miserable with mega migraines causing insomnia, so the majority of this craft project was completed at 4.30am on Sunday morning! Of course, you are free to make one at a more reasonable hour.

For starters, you need :

  • a cheap plastic waste paper bin (I think this was a poundshop jobbie)
  • some mod podge (or Craft PVA as Hobbycraft calls it)
  • fabric scraps
  • glue sponge

DIY Fabric Waste Paper BinI used roughly cut strips of Clarke and Clarke and Cath Kidston furnishing fabric because it is nice and thick, but you could use any fabric that takes your fancy.

Glue the bin and smooth the fabric onto it, making sure there are no bubbles or lumps. Continue around until the bin is covered.

Cover the top of the fabric with another layer of mod podge or craft glue and leave to dry. It will go clear and harden. This is the same process as I did for the Cath Kidston Fabric Flower Pots.

DIY Fabric Waste Paper Bin

I cut a circle of fabric and covered the base of the bin too.

Once dried I hunted in my stash and found some lovely lace to cover the joins in the fabric and any small gaps showing the bin. Use the same principle of glue, apply, then glue again to fix the lace to the bin.

And you’re done! Now you have something really pretty to throw your papers in!

DIY Fabric Waste Paper Bin

What have you been working on this week? Share your links below!




Sew Chatty

Cath Kidston Fabric Flowerpots

Cath Kidston Fabric Flower Pots on claireabellemakes

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Cath Kidston Craft Evening organised by Jenny and the Magic Feather¬†to make these lovely fabric flowerpots. I wasn’t able to blog about it until now, as the craft evenings are so popular they hold two a month for the same project, and the second evening was today.

Here were our supplies for the night. Don’t those plastic spatulas remind you of art class at school?! There is always much excitement when the button pot comes out.

Cath Kidston Fabric Flower Pots on claireabellemakes

After a cup of tea with fellow Cambridge craft blogger Suki from The Owl Club, we entered the shop with great excitement and settled down for an evening of pretty floral fabrics and mod podge. GLUE! This was a perfect project for me as I love craft glue and my gardener has been trying to teach me a bit more about plants lately too.

Cath Kidston Fabric Flower Pots on claireabellemakes

I opted for a floral rose fabric (left hand pot in the above picture) as it matched my oven gloves and could be used for a house plant in my kitchen. I need to cut slits in the bottom so a plant can drain. I decorated it with pale pink ric rac and a felt flower.

The best thing about the evening for me was meeting such lovely people and chatting about craft, hobbies, jobs and our newly formed Cambridge City WI group. There was a real buzz about it as many ladies had heard about the group. Our publicity has obviously worked!

We also had time to do a second smaller pot, so I chose the blue cherry fabric and decorated with some ribbon and a button.

Cath Kidston Fabric Flower Pots on claireabellemakes

Here are the group’s finished pots!

Cath Kidston Fabric Flower Pots on claireabellemakes

You can read my post on the previous craft evening here. Also take a look at Jenny and the Magic Feather’s blog post about the evening here.

There are plenty of tutorials online for covering a flower pot in fabric. My favourite is this one by Christine Chitnis as she uses teracotta pots and a great selection of fabrics.

Thanks to Jenny and the Cath Kidston girls for another great evening. This project totally fed my addiction for craft glue and covering things!

claireabelle x