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How to: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

As a designer and blogger, I have a bit of an obsession with color. So naturally, I love PANTONE swatches. One day I looked over at my sad little white trash can and I realized that it would be the perfect blank slate to use for a project. Thus, my PANTONE trash can was born. Read on to check out the final product.   

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How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can
Photo: Faith Towers

It's quirky, colorful and fun... what more could you want from a trash can? And it's super easy to make!

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

Here's what you'll need for this project:

- A plain white trash can
- Spray paint
- Painter's tape
- A plastic bag (not pictured)
- A black permanent marker

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

Begin by taping off your trash can. I taped the lid of mine closed on the inside so it wouldn't flap open while I was spray painting. 

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

Mine also had some gaps so I taped those off so no spray paint would seep through to the inside.

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

Next, tape off a line about 2/3 of the way down the bottom part of your trash can. Then tape a plastic bag below that to protect the bottom 1/3 of space.

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

Now spray paint the whole thing, with the top on. You'll probably need a couple of coats of paint. Remove the tape once everything is dry.

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can

Last, hand write "PANTONE" and the closest PANTONE number to your paint color underneath using a permanent marker.

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can
Photo: Faith Towers

And there you have it! A fantastic little trash can that you won't even want to fill with garbage because it's so cute.

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can
Photo: Faith Towers

Your designer and artist friends are sure to squeal with delight when they see it! 

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can
Photo: Faith Towers

And the great thing about this project is that you can use any paint color, customizing it for your decor. I used Montana Gold spray paint, a line which offers a number of unique colors. 

Happy crafting everyone!

How-To: Easy DIY PANTONE Trash Can
Photo: Faith Towers

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