These were so much fun to make. My son's turned out so good that I had to refurbish my daughter's plain Jane toy bin.
REFURBISHED DIY TOY BINS
-Toy Bin (can be an el cheapo one from a yard sale)
-Paint (I used Behr interior paint, but you can use acrylic paint from the craft store too)
-Stencils (for letters...optional)
-Fabric or Scrapbook paper (I used scrapbook paper on both of mine)
-Foam brush (to apply Mod Podge)
1. First, wipe down bin with damp cloth and let dry
2. Paint box (i.e. this could be spray paint, acrylic paint, or regular interior paint). I used extra Behr interior paint left over in our house and used a roller and paint brush.
3. Next, align fabric/paper on top of bin/cover and cut to necessary size.
4. Apply two coats of Mod Podge onto top of cover (letting each coat dry before applying the next...wait time around 15-20 minutes).
5. Apply letters (optional). I actually printed out letters I liked from the computer and hand painted them, then Mod Podged them to the toy bins. This turned out REALLY nice on Izzy's, but kind of so-so on Clarke's. If I had to do it again I would use a stencil or pre-cut letters and Mod Podge them.