The toter trash can is a great invention for people who live in small homes or apartments. It allows you to store your garbage and recycling discreetly in the corner of your room. However, some people have found other creative uses for their toter trash cans that don’t involve storing rubbish! One excellent idea is turning it into a Christmas tree. This is a great solution to the problem of not having enough living space for Christmas trees.
Here’s how it works:
Take your toter trash can and fill it with water just up to the top rim, making sure that no holes are present in the base or lid. The raised level will act as a stand for your tree so you don’t have to find something else to use!
Next, make some drainage lines using straws lined on all four sides of the inside edge of where you would place any branches or decorations. This prevents excess water from spilling out when placing them inside later on. Finally, start decorating! Add lights if desired by attaching small hooks around the outside edges near where they’ll be placed.
You will need to occasionally fill the water back up to keep it from going dry, but it’s a great solution for those without enough living space or who live in apartments with no balconies!
This is another really good idea if you’re interested in keeping your tree alive longer than usual. A lot of people don’t have the room to put their Christmas trees indoors and are worried about them drying out quickly over time. With this simple DIY method, all you’ll need is a trash can that has not been used before – preferably one made out of plastic so there’s less chance of bacteria growing inside… The raised level acts as a stand for lots of different types of materials like branches and decorations too .
For those who are on a low budget, this is also an excellent way to recycle. You can reuse plastic water bottles as tree stands by cutting the bottom off and placing them into the trash can so that they form a sitting area for your decoration to sit in. Just be sure not to use anything too heavy or it will break through!
This project has been around since 2008 but people have recently started doing it again with their trees because of how inventive and cost-effective it is. It’s also great if you want to keep decorating year round like myself! I’ve put my decorations up inside already – even though Christmas isn’t until next week…
I hope these ideas help save some time during your holiday preparations while also using low-cost and eco-friendly materials!
Materials: toter trash can, plastic water bottle.
Tools: knife or scissors.
Time needed for decoration: 20 minutes.
Difficulty level of the project easy to do.
a low budget, this is also an excellent way to recycle. You can reuse plastic water bottles as tree stands by cutting the bottom off and placing them into the trash can so that they form a sitting area for your decoration to sit in. Just be sure not to use anything too heavy or it will break through! This project has been around since 2008 but people have recently started doing it again with their trees because of how inventive and cost-effective it is. It’s also a great way to leave your trash can open for people to throw their litter in.
the only downside is that you have to be careful about what kind of items you use because they’ll all eventually fall into the bottom and collect there, so make sure it’s something lightweight!
The toter trash can is a great way to recycle and reuse items that you might have lying around the house. All you need for this project are: – A plastic water bottle
Scissors (or something sharp)
Decoration of your choice If you’re looking to get more creative in your recycling, try turning old Christmas lights into ornaments by cutting them up into small pieces then wrapping them with cellophane! You could also use empty cans as tree stands too if they are large enough. Just be sure not to fill it up too full since any weight over its capacity will cause the bottom plate to collapse and crush everything inside. The only downside is that all these items will eventually fall down because they ‘re not weighted down like a tree.
Anyone who’s ever tried to set up a Christmas tree has had to deal with the problem of finding all those pesky little branches underneath that just won’t stay put. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make your own! If you want something funky and fun for the whole family to do during the holidays, try this project. All you need is some spare plastic from around your house like an old water bottle or other items such as wire mesh (which can be found in hardware stores). You’ll also need scissors or something sharp so you have two sides which will work together to hold everything in place on top. Cut one side into strips before attaching them onto another surface then arrange it how you would any normal Christmas tree while securing each branch to the plastic to make it more secure. To give your tree a bit of an extra something, try cutting some holes out for twinkling lights to show up through or using metallic gold and silver spray paint as a finishing touch!
A few years ago I was given my grandfather’s old garbage can that had been sitting in his garage since he died. It looked just like any other metal trashcans but when you open it from the top there are handles on either side which made me think “What could these be used for?” As I started looking around our house we realized how many things we didn’t need anymore were taking up space so I took them outside to recycle then happened upon this idea while finding all sorts of little pieces including wire and a drill.
The toter trash can is awesome and easy to make, you just need the following:
Orbital sander (or sandpaper)
Drill with metal cutting attachment (this was actually the most difficult part for me to find as I didn’t know what it looked like or where to buy one but finally found it at my local hardware store)
Fishing line or string of some kind in two different colors preferably matching your tree color scheme. You will also need enough string for each branch so have that on hand before starting this project if possible! All other materials are optional depending how creative you want to get. My metal cans had a little ridges on them to imitate the bark of a tree so I used sandpaper and metal cutting attachment to smooth out those edges.
There are many different ways to make this project, there is no one right way but here’s what I did:
I put my trash cans upside down and cut off the bottom with wire cutters/pliers to create two flat pieces for the top and bottom sections of your tree. From there you can drill holes in these two pieces using either an electric drill or hand drill (if it doesn’t have that attachment) depending on your preference! One thing I highly recommend doing is lining up your pattern before drilling any holes as once you start drilling they’re hard to go back and fix mistakes .
You’ll want to come up with some way to attach the two pieces together. I used screws, but you could use glue or even craft wire! Just make sure whatever you do is strong enough and won’t fall apart on accident because then your tree will be all for not 🙂
Once assembled, it’s time to decorate!