Embroidered Paper Bin

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: yarn, mesh trash can, scissors

Embroidered Paper BinAs much as I love simple and clean design, there are times that I can’t resist a little whimsy. When looking at my paper bin and wondering how I can make it stand out in my office, I remembered that I could use yarn to jazz it up, just like I did with my pencil cup. Now, you may be thinking to yourself right now, “woah woah, is this TOO much whimsy for me?” and to that I say nonsense! The best part about this project is that you can change the design at anytime, or get rid of it all together without any harm being done. So go ahead, get a little crazy, have fun, and above all, make sure your cats are in the other room when attempting.

Embroidered Paper BinBefore beginning this project, I found a black mesh trashcan and spray painted it gold. I recommend having a variety of colored yarn to choose from. If you don’t want to invest in full skeins, you can find mini ones right here for $8.

Embroidered Paper BinStart by measuring and cutting strips of yarn. I used 5 10″strands for each “stitch”

Embroidered Paper BinChoose your placement, then slip both ends of your bundle between the mesh.

Embroidered Paper Bin

Tie the two ends together and knot. Keep repeating until you’re happy with the pattern.

Embroidered Paper BinSnip the ends, fill your bin with paper and enjoy!

Embroidered Paper Bin

Embroidered Paper Bin