Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Grouchiest Task of All - Laundry!

Hey All,

What do you think of the new laundry hamper?

I'm pretty excited over this!

The other week when I was looking through the linky parties I saw that Danita over at Delightful Order
had been helping her sister organize her sisters sons' room. She had a heap of great ideas, so of course I pinned it, so I could steal borrow some of them when I get to my boys room. One of her ideas, was using a trash can as a laundry hamper. All of a sudden the brain starts ticking, Oscar the Grouch lives in a trash can.

So I started looking for trash cans, but all of them were too big for the babies room. I thought I was going to have to skip it, when I walked into the Reject Shop (similar to the dollar store) and found an Oscar colored green trash can. Last one left and right up the top shelf.

I was so excited I ran around the shop, looking for an available teenager (notice they only hire teens???) to drag away from their usual conversation, you know, "OMG are you going to Joe's party?" as they give you a filthy look for interrupting their conversation. Oh yes people, I hate bad service more than anything!

Anyway, I made her drag the ladder out and get the last can, I literally hugged it all the way to the car.

Grabbed my supplies:

Embarrassingly enough I didn't photograph anything but the bin, because I was so over excited, doh!

Cut the face, as per my draws and stuck it on

Samuel (no.1 son) offered to kick it around so it looked dirty and dented, like Oscar's, I offered to do the same to him if he touched it!

So this was what I was using

Even though it had Elmo on it, it is so flimsy that it often fell over, or Madeleine empties it to put it over her head.

Now I have a sturdy laundry hamper, and I love it. Laundry is making me slightly less grouchy..come on, I had to say it!

DIY Delight or Disaster? Why of course, DELIGHT!!!!!!!!

Now I've just previewed my post to discover, I never took the tag off the bin, told you I was excited!

What do you think?

Mel xo


  1. oooooooh!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!!! I love it!!! And may be inspired to make one too! MY daughters hamper is very much like your elmo one!!!

    Great work

    #teamIBOT was here to say hello!

  2. Another hit! I'm getting excited to see this room altogether! ~ Maureen

  3. Another clever and cute project, Mel- I love it! Oscar is probably my closest cartoon relative- we have the same personality. :}

  4. Awesome! I did a Sesame Street themed room for my first born (13 years ago) I wish awesome ideas like this were on the internet back then!!!

    Found you through #IBOT :)

  5. Mel, that is awesome! You're coming up with such great ideas! I bet the kids love them!

  6. That is so stinkin' cute! My son would absolutely love one of these! Nice work!

  7. Girl, you are unstoppable!! This is so cool! You just keep raising the bar!

  8. Ok, lovin' this! I'm your newest follower from the Sugar Bee Crafts linky. Hope you can come over and follow me too!

    Be blessed,
    Julie from Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

  9. No need to be grouchy now when you do the laundry :)

  10. What a awesome idea. Your so clever. I could never think of doing something like this. The kids would love it.

  11. Right I'm sending my 2 year old to live with you - she would go nuts with all the Sesame street going on at your house. I love this - fancy posting it on over to Auckland ? xx Nat

  12. Thanks for the shout out! So glad you were inspired!


  13. Found your beautiful blog and projects thru Diamond in the stuff! This is the cutest trash can like ever! I'm your newest follower, can't wait to see what you come up with next! I'd like to invite you over to my blog as well, I'd love it if you followed back and I'd be honored to have you link up with my Tuesday link Party, Tip Toe thru Tuesday as well!

  14. LOVE IT!!! Soooo funny that he offered to bang it around! haha

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  15. Ha, that is so awesome. You did a great job! Thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. I hope we see you next week.

  16. I love this...I don't have kids but would have this in my house for sure!

  17. Amazing! My kids are too old for this but I LOVE it! Please share at pin inspiration http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/09/pin-inspiration-thursday.html

  18. AWesomest laundry hamper!! I LOVE it!

  19. I think it is absolutely adorable!! Love it. {I always secretly loved Oscar ;) }

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly original linky party is open.

  20. oh. my. word. This is so fabulous! It looks aMAzing! You did a fantastic job...I can't believe you found the perfect color can for Oscar! I'm thrilled that you shared at Shine on Fridays!

  21. How adorable! Or is that "how awfully grouchy"?

  22. That is way too cute!! What an awesome idea. That is the perfect trash can for Oscar, that was a great find! LOVE IT! I would be thrilled if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party! I hope to see you there and thanks for sharing :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-11/

  23. Again, love this!!! Wish my boys were young enough to do sesame street stuff still, but maybe I could do this with lego guys or something. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays...

  24. This is such a good idea or even for a gift for a niece/nephew or friend's birthday.

  25. Oh my gosh...I love this! It is super cute.
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  26. this is too cute! great job! - saw this in 504 Main

  27. this turned out really great! what did you make the face out of?

  28. You are so talented!! Your kids are lucky to have you as a mom. =) Thanks for linking up at our Weekend Wonders party!

  29. My 6 year old just looked at the picture and said, "That must be one fun house!" What a great idea!

  30. I am stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday...and I stumbled upon this AMAZNG post. I am pinning this immediately! My son would love this!
    I wanted to invite you to a link party I am hosting right now...a link party for OLD posts. You know, those things we posted when only our moms and husbands were reading our blogs...or is that just me?? Anyway, let's get some more traffic and pins out of those posts!
    Hope to see you there!

  31. Where can I get one?! Seriously, I'd pay $80 for this!

  32. Where can I get one?! Seriously, I'd pay $80 for this!

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks so much, while I made this one for my kids, Sesame Street being a licensed product, means I am unable to sell them. If you have a cutting machine or a friend with a cutting machine for the vinyl it is quite a simple thing to make. Mel xo

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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