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DIY Lint Trash Can

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My family loves to snuggle. Every day we find time to hang out on the couch and snuggle under blankets as we watch TV together. My kids love it when we snuggle under blankets because they smell so good and they are extra soft.  I aways make sure I use Snuggle® Ultra Blue Sparkle fabric conditioner to make our blankets softer so we can cuddle longer!

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If your life is anything like mine – you do a lot of laundry. So I make sure to pick up my supplies at Sam’s Club. During my last trip, I discovered blue iris bliss® Snuggle Scent Boosters®. I always have Snuggle® Ultra Blue Sparkle fabric conditioner in my laundry room and I love the benefits of combining these two products when I do laundry.

The Snuggle® Ultra Blue Sparkle fabric conditioner provides  Snuggly Softness® and freshness for 30 days. That means more snuggle time before I need to wash them again.

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When I include Snuggle Scent Boosters® it adds to the amazing mood-boosting freshness ~Little Pac, Big Snifference™! My whole house smells so fresh and clean when I am doing laundry!

The Snuggle Scent Boosters® are really easy to add to your laundry routine –  loosely pack clothing in the washer when using Snuggle Scent Boosters to make sure all the blankets and clothes receive a long-lasting scent boost!

Then add the fabric conditioner to the dispenser and enjoy the scent! (Make sure you follow the directions for use on the packaging exactly, and not to overuse the products by putting too much product in one load.)

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We just moved into a new house – so the walls are pretty boring. I wanted to add some color to my laundry room and get rid of the ugly trash can in between the washer and dry that holds the lint.

I stumbled across a brochure holder that realtors use to put flyers in on front lawns. It was perfect because it had a flip-top lid. I found some spray paint that could be used on plastic and my sister in law makes vinyl letters and signs, so she sent me “LINT” to add it to the new garbage can.

I am not very crafty, so if I can do this project, you can do it too! It adds so much color to the room and I don’t have to look at the lint.

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DIY Lint Trash Can:


  • Real Estate Brochure Holder
  • Spray Paint (That can be used on plastic)
  • Vinyl letters or Washi Tape for Decorating
  • Hook or screws to hang your trash can


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In a well-ventilated area (like outside) lay down some newspaper or use a large cardboard box. Spray paint the front and let it dry for about an hour and then paint the back and sides.  Then let it dry overnight.

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Decorate with your vinyl sticker or Washi tape.

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Finally, you get to hang it in your laundry room! There are a few ways you can hang this depending on the back of your container. Mine had a space for 2 screws so I added the zip tip to the holes and used a hook to secure it. Or if it has a flat back you can get double-sided velcro to hang it. You want it to be easy to remove so you can dump the trash out.

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DIY Lint Trash Can #SnuggleUpMoments #CollectiveBias

I really don’t mind laundry so much anymore. It always smells so nice with the Snuggle Scent Boosters and Fabric conditioner and the lint trash can is so cheerful!

With Snuggle products, your laundry stays fresher longer, and feels softer to the touch. It creates more Snuggle-up moments in my home.

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Thursday 9th of July 2020

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Sharon Fox

Tuesday 15th of March 2016

This is the perfect time of the year to put the lint to good use also. I put it in mesh bags and hang from a few branches in my yard for the birds to use as nesting material, also when you clean the hair out of the hair brush put in in with the lint as long as it (hair) isn't to long. If it is long I cut it a little. So it won't get raped around the birds legs. They will love you and you will have lots of different birds coming to get building materials from your supplies!!


Thursday 17th of March 2016

I didn't know that! Thanks for the tip.

Sherryl Wilson

Friday 4th of March 2016

How cute! I need to make one of these.. I have a bright purple bucket from vacation hanging in our laundry room.


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

What a clever idea. I love how easy it is to make. I hate looking at the lint!

Jenna Wood

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I love the spray painting in the box trick! Your lint holder turned out great, and I especially like how low profile it is on the wall! #client

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