Are you looking for a way to hide your trash can in the kitchen? Maybe you have an old trash can that you want to makeover. These 15 DIY trash cans will inspire you to build your own or makeover one you already have.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The thing we all have to have in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. They usually aren’t pretty, but they’re necessary. Trash cans.
When we got our new puppy, we knew we had to do something about the trash can in our kitchen. Why must dogs get into the trash? The new puppy forced us to finally solve the problem and we built a DIY trash can.
If you’re tired of looking at a gross trash can and worried about your animals getting into it when you aren’t looking, then this list of 15 DIY trash cans will help you solve your trash can problems.
DIY Trash Can Ideas
If you're struggling with how to make your trash can look more attractive in your kitchen or your dogs are getting into your trash can, then this DIY project is for you!
Build yourself a trash can featuring a tilt-out cabinet and drawer above to store your trash bags. No one will ever know your trash can is hiding in there!
Check it out to get the free plans!
How to Add a Pull Out Trash Can to a Cabinet
Are you tired of a gross trash can sitting in your kitchen for everyone to see? Convert a kitchen cabinet into a pullout trash can using just a few tools.
It's an easy beginner project that anyone can do. You only need simple tools, drawer slides, a 1x6, and plywood to hide your trash can away forever.
Read more for the full tutorial.
Turning a Cabinet into a Pull Out Trash Can
Tucked away on the end of your cabinets, no one will ever know your trash can is hidden here. It's also conveniently located near the door for a quick and easy path to take the trash outside when it's full.
Customizing the end of your cabinet takes a bit of work, but it's still an easy woodworking project that anyone can do.
Read more for the full tutorial.
DIY Tilt Out Cabinet
Another tilt-out trash can style, this one is built into the kitchen cabinet and tilts out to use.
The trash can is held in place by an angled side brace made from plywood. It's a great addition to your custom kitchen cabinet design.
Read more for the tutorial to build your own.
Kitchen Trash Can on Wheels
This guy is handy to have in the kitchen. A trash can on wheels that you can move around where you need and then roll it out of the way.
Its slim design allows it to fit in small spaces and it's an easy beginner build that anyone can do.
Read more for the tutorial to make this DIY trash can idea.
DIY Pull Out Trash Can Cabinet
What's better than one trash can? Two! This cabinet holds two trash cans. It's a functional and stylish addition to any kitchen.
Each pull-out cabinet holds two trash cans that can be used for recycling and trash and the drawer above is extra large and provides ample storage for trash bags or other items.
Read more for the tutorial.
Wood Tilt Out Trash or Recycling Cabinet
This version of a tilt out trash can has a solid angled side panel to keep the trash can in place and is just a few inches shorter than a standard cabinet.
You can set this DIY trash can anywhere you need it and when it's closed no one will ever know what's hidden inside.
Convert a Cabinet into a Pull-Out Trash Bin
Add a pull out DIY trash can to an existing cabinet using drawer slides and a hanging platform made from plywood.
The trash can sits on the hanging platform and is hidden from view by the cabinet door.
See the tutorial to make your own.
Cabinet Door Mounted Garbage Can
Hide your trash can away in the bathroom with this DIY trash can idea. It's an easy beginner woodworking project that you can make in about 30 minutes.
Build your own out of plywood and attach it to your cabinet door using angle brackets for a trash can that you can keep out of sight and out of mind.
DIY Wall Mounted Laundry Room Trash Can
Sometimes you don't need a full size trash can. The laundry room is one place where you might not and just a small one will hold lint from the dryer or other small items.
Make a DIY trash can using a mailbox. It's perfect for over your dryer, it has a lid to keep the lint and other small items inside, and it's meant to hang on the wall.
DIY Rope Trash Can
Now this is a DIY trash can I love. It's made using a five gallon bucket and juste rope.
Wrap the jute around the bucket using a hot glue gun, then paint the an accent detail in the color of your choice. It's so cute and has a great boho vibe.
DIY Car Trash Can
How many times have you been in the car and wished you had a trash bag handy? It happens to us all the time!
This DIY car trash can is made from fabric and designed to hang from a door handle or your head rest. It's the perfect size for your car and you can make using any color or pattern of fabric that you want.
Read more for the sewing tutorial to make your own.
Thrift Store Trash Can Makeover
The power of paint, my friends, is amazing. Makeover a thrift store find and create a stylish DIY trash can for your home office area using paint.
This creator kept the original hardware and cleaned it up to honor the original style of the piece. Head on out to your local thrift store and score a great piece to makeover into a DIY trash can.
DIY Glitter Trash Can
Add a little glam to a plain wire mesh trash can using glitter. What a fun way to dress up a boring plain trash can.
Simply coat the rim with glue and add glitter. It doesn't get any easier than that!
DIY Scrap Wood Trash Bin Makeover
I don't know about you, but we can always use a trash can in the workshop for scrap wood. For those pieces that are just too small to use for anything.
This is another thrift store flip. A new coat of paint and that fun saying on the front gives it a whole new life.
Which of these DIY trash cans is your favorite?
Let us know in the comments below!