And finally I did! I love the old "Oscar the grouch" look! I found mine at Home Depot for $22.98.
The hubby gave her a little sanding (while trying to ignore little bully and his relentless need to play ball) and prepped her for paint.
It took 2 cans, but maybe if you use a darker color you could get away with 1.
And here she is- all crispy white. But the black bag? HIDEOUS!! Dear garbage bag people, not all large bags have to be BLACK!! Ugh!
And it never fails that the bag ends up half in the can from the weight of the trash:(
So I got to thinkin... and I came up with this. A garbage bag scrunchie! And let me warn you, I DO NOT know how to sew. I know only the verrrry basics. I'm a figure it out kind of gal. I paid absolutely no attention in home ec:( I think I was so distracted by my teacher who wore bright red lip liner with pink frosted lipstick. NOT a good look I tell ya! Anyway... I took a scrap piece of fabric and cut it about 4-5" wide and double the length of the around of the trash can. Ugh! Sorry, I'm the worst at directions! I used a 1 1/2" piece of elastic and cut it to a little over half the around of the trash can. And then just sewed it together to make a big scrunchie:)
Then I took a large tag and sewed some ribbon around the edge for cuteness. I just scrunched it up as I went creating the ruffle:)
And here she is- with her scrunchie. It holds the bag secure and hides the ugly black edge:)
A close up of the tag:)
I made a recycle tag too, cause if your parties are at all like mine- this one will end up more full;)
One morning I was emptying my trash from the night before and cringing at the sound that all the bottles were making so early in the morning, and then I laughed remembering how my neighbor said that when she hears that sound she thinks -it must have been a good one!!
**I'm linking up to these sweet parties!