This easy laundry room lint bin is a cute and colorful way to add function near your washer and dryer. Plus, you can probably make it for free with supplies you already have! Plus get free laundry room art at the end of the post.
Every once in a while, I wish for a fairy godmother.
She’d have it much easier with me than with Cinderella, because:
- I don’t need a coach (my minivan is totally uncool but gets the job done)
- I’m already married to a handsome guy
- Glass slippers seem horribly uncomfortable
If I had a fairy godmother, she’d do the laundry.
But since laundry totally sucks and I doubt a fairy godmother will fly into my life or yours anytime soon, let’s try to make this horrible chore a bit more bearable.
Pretty things have a magical way of making the mundane better, so I made a pretty laundry room lint bin to replace the simple plastic bag on a hook that’s worked well for the past few months. I love how it turned out! I already had the supplies, so it was a free project. Plus, it took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Win!
DIY Laundry Room Lint Bin Supplies
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- Oatmeal packet box, cereal box, or another empty snack box that fits your space
- Wrapping paper (Thick, high-quality paper is best for this project. I love Paper Source wrapping paper, and used this one.)
- Double-sided tape
- Alphabet stickers (optional)
- Decorative stickers (optional)
- Command picture-hanging strips (2)
- Clothespins (2)
How to Make a Laundry Room Lint Bin
First, cut the top off your box, then wrap it like a present and secure the paper at the bottom of the box with tape. I prefer to use double-sided tape for a cleaner look. But don’t seal the wrapping paper at the open end of the box.
Instead, leave the ends long and make four cuts, one at each corner, to create flaps like in this picture:
Next, fold each flap down into the open box. Use a few pieces of double-sided tape to stick the paper flat to the inside of the box.
When you’re done with this step, your laundry room lint bin will look like this, which is so much prettier than Mr. Quaker Oats, right? 😉
Now, you could just finish your lint bin at this point, but why not make it prettier? Add a decorative label, some alphabet stickers, and 3D scrapbook embellishments to really make your laundry room lint bin lovely. I used a ruler to help line up the letter stickers.
Once you’ve decorated your lint bin, it’s time to mount it. I chose to mount ours on the laundry room door, but you can use this same method to make a wall-mounted lint bin.
All you need are two medium-sized Command picture hanging strips and two clothespins. Stick the two strips together per the instructions on the package, then cut them down the middle to create two separate sets. They will each be perfectly sized to fit on the back of the clothespins.
Following the directions on the package, stick the clothespins to your laundry room door or wall. Then, secure your new laundry room lint bin to the clothespins.
Here’s what the DIY lint bin looks like on our laundry room door!
The pop of color is just what our boring laundry room needed, and it inspired a little laundry room makeover that I can’t wait to show you very soon.
Doing laundry sucks. Make it better with free artwork!
Our mini laundry room makeover included a cute new art print, which is now in The No Pressure Life Library. The library is filled with printable art, stationery, and checklists, exclusively for subscribers.
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