Cheap and Easy DIY Hides: . For just a few dollars, I made some hides I am very pleased with. The tubs are Sterilite 6qt, but you can use whatever you want. The paint is Rustoleum for Plastic – Krylon Fusion is excellent as well. I wanted Eggshell or Flat, but all they had was gloss. The Soldering Iron makes cutting the plastic much easier and nearly eliminates cracking. . Paint was around $5, tubs were 95 cents each at Big Lots – probably the same at WalMart. A Soldering Iron can be bought for around $15 and is a great tool to have for melting holes in tubs. . . Melt the outline of your cut both inside and outside. Once the iron is hot, this is a quick process and truly makes cutting with a blade a breeze: . . Cut the holes with Utility Knife: . . Paint: . . Done! . . If there is concern that the tubs are too tall, crumpled Newspaper or the like easily makes the hides more cramped.