This little craft came to be because of two events in my house. 1.) I always wonder what can you do with kitty litter jugs once they are empty and 2.) I have an almost teenager that is constantly wanting new tubs and trays to store her stuff in. See how those two came together?
My daughter Mae and I sat down and squeezed in a little craft time. I saved up a few giant kitty litter jugs over the last few weeks. In case you didn’t see, I share my craft/laundry room with the litter box and happen to have the laziest cat that comes inside to go potty (that is if he even ever goes outside). This post contains affiliate links, if you make a purchase I might receive a small commission, your price stays the same. Hence, we burn through some cat litter around our house!Mae wanted to store all her Sharpie markers in one tub, and girlfriend has a few! We decided how tall to make the storage bucket and I used a piece of paper that tall to rest on the table and use a tracing guide to draw (with one of those Sharpie’s) a cut line. Nice and even all around! I stood up to do this and was kind of upside down, but it works like a charm! When you are ready to cut, large sharp scissors are a must.
Next we both picked a color of chalky type paint and painted our new kitty litter bucket. You could try a spray paint that is suitable for plastic as well. After we painted a few coats I went over the paint with a paste wax for added protection. (BTW – if you love easy projects like this, join me for more! Add your name to the list and get great ideas straight to your inbox, for FREE)
Next I got some fabric scraps and ripped them into thin strips. Grab three and tie them together with a knot at one end and thread it through one hole, then braid. Loop the other end through the other hole and tie a knot. Now you have a handle!Take one of the thin strips of fabric and using FabriTac glue adhere to the kitty litter bucket, wrapping over the top edge and down both sides.
Now you can fill your cute little storage bucket with whatever you need to organize. It’s perfect for office supplies, make-up or craft supplies. You could also make this from any leftover large jug in your house – laundry detergent, milk, pretzels, your pantry is probably filled with potential. Tell me, what would you put in yours? A cute house never has to cost a fortune. 🙂 Don’t forget to share if you like this project, you’ll be my new BFF! Let me know where you shared so I can go thank you!
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