Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

DIY Car Trash Can

Am I the only person in the world who can’t seem to keep her car clean?  Are you seriously beginning to believe that trash is spawning in your vehicle?  Let me tell you, go on a road trip with 3 small kiddos and you will have no doubt that you need this DIY car trash can.  Take it from someone who just returned from a week-long camping and hiking trip over 2 hours away!

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Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

 

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Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

Materials

Step 1

Pull off any loose pieces of packaging.  This keeps your duct tape from coming off of your container.  Also remove the lid.

 

Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

Step 2

Cut your Velcro slightly larger than the bottom of your container and stretch it across.  Be sure that it overlaps onto the sides of the container on both ends.  Secure in place with your first layer of tape.

 

Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

Step 3

Continue covering your container by layering rows of duct tape.

** I chose to match up my patterns as best as I could, but this isn’t a necessary step.

 

Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

Step 4

Cover your lid separately so that you can take it off and put it back on.

 

Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

Step 5

Put in a plastic grocery bag, return the lid, and Velcro to the floor of your vehicle.

 

Life is messy, especially for busy moms on the go. Keep your vehicle clean and organized with this easy-to-make DIY car trash can!

This was so easy to make that I went ahead and made one for hubs too!

Bonus Tip:

Put a couple of empty bags in the bottom before placing the last one as your trash bag.  This way, if you empty your trash on the go, you have a replacement bag all ready.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
  • No, you certainly aren’t the only one with a messy car!! This is a fantastic idea, especially if you have kids.

    • Marie

      Thanks Jenny! Glad it’s not just me. 😉

  • Where were you and your fabulous idea when my kids were little and we were traveling in the car with them? Sigh. . . This is such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. I hope you continue to participate.

    All the best,
    Nina

    • Marie

      Hi Nina!
      So glad you like this tutorial! You could always use one when you’re toting your grandbabies around. 🙂
      xo: Marie

  • What a fabulous idea! I so need this.

    • Marie

      Thanks Sherry! These are seriously so easy to make. You could make yours in less time than it takes to cook dinner!