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You need the following:

  • A pair of scissors
  • Tape
  • Pen
  • Measuring tape
  • Front and back template
  • Artwork
  • Trash bin

 

 

Put the trash bin intended for the artwork as well as the "Front Template" on your work area.

Roughly estimate the the height of the pedal to ensure that you cut the template to the proper height to accommodate the pedal.

Measure the width of the pedal.

Cut along the black lines on the "Front Template". The depth of the cuts should be slightly longer than the height of the pedal. The width of the cut area should be 1 line wider than the width of the pedal.

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Verify that the cuts are long enough and that the width of the cut area is wide enough to accommodate the pedal

Use non permanent tape to fasten the template to the trash bin. The bottom of the artwork will will end up at the same position as the bottom of the template.

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Verify that the template is in the desired position

Trace the pedal onto the "Front template" carefully. The cuts may shift of you use too much pressure resulting in an inaccurate tracing result.

Verify that the tracing looks good.

Remove the "Front Template" carefully from the trash bin

Put tape over the cut area to bind it together for simplified cutting. Cut along the traced line. Do not remove the tape.

Verify that the finished "Front template" fits the pedal perfectly.

Repeat step 2-12 but for the hinge on the backside

Verify they the "Back Template" fits the hinge perfectly.

Prepare your trash bin and your artwork

Use the measuring tape and make a small mark at the edge of the artwork to indicate the center.

Put the "front template" at the center of the artwork. Make sure that the bottom edge of the "front template" is aligned with the bottom edge of the artwork.  

Trace the "front template" to the artwork using a pen creating a thin line. In a later stage you will need to cut away this traced line.

The traced line on the artwork.

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Cut along the traced line.

The result after cutting along the trace. 

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Verify that the cut out fits the pedal on the trash bin. 

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It is time to prepare for the hinge cut out.

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Wrap the artwork tight around the trash bin and make a small mark where the hinge is located.

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Wrap the artwork tight around the trash bin and make a second small mark where the hinge is located.

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Align the "back template" to the mark for the hinge as well as the upper edge of the art work. Trace with a pen along the "back template"

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Repeat step 27 and 28 for the other portion of the hinge cut out (other upper side of the artwork.

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Verify that the pedal cut out is looking as planned

Verify that the pedal cut out is looking as planned

Put a double adhesive tape the the where the art work meets when wrapping it around the trash bin.

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Start at the front and wrap the artwork around the trash bin.

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Attach the artwork to the double adhesive tape on the back

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Congratulations to you neat looking trash bin

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