Friday, March 16, 2007

The Too Cute (and practical) Project

Decoupage Bucket Project

Picture frame I matted to match

After deciding I wanted something fun and pretty for storage in Baby Sissy’s room I decided to take on a decoupage bucket project. The bucket turned out so well that I have several more in the pipeline.

Supplies Need:

- 1 galvanized bucket – purchased mine from the garden center area at Home Depot – cost approx 7.00
- Scrap book paper, leftover wallpaper, or pretty wrapping paper – I used scrap book paper from Hobby Lobby – cost approx 1.50. I do recommend that you use dark colors and/or a ‘busy’ whimsical pattern like I selected for my featured bucket.
- Mod Podge

How To Instructions:

1. Cut paper to fit height of bucket
2. Center paper between the side seams of the bucket so that each 'side' looks even.
3. Use Mod Podge to adhere paper to bucket, modify fit at this point if necessary, while the glue is still wet.
4. Repeat around the bucket, overlapping as you go. Remember precision and perfection are fruitless here but overall symmetry is important.
5. Let paper dry a bit then apply a liberal coating of Mod Podge over the bucket to seal it.

There are so many fun uses for this bucket be it a beverage tub for your next party, a diaper caddy, mail catch-all, or for magazines. The list of uses is endless.
I have a fun one in mind for my son's room. Once I finally get around to making it I'll share it with you.

Side Note: The bucket liner is one I bought from Pottery Barn Kids for 2.99! I ordered several more for future buckets but these would be super easy to make with fun, coordinating fabric if you are even just a tad handy with a sewing machine.

In the works: Diaper Case, fun coasters and a couple of 'secret' projects I'll reveal later.

Have a great weekend my friends!


Christy said...

Cute cute cute!! Love your bucket. Paint cans are next on my list. Was it hard to cover with the ridges in the bucket? So glad you found my blog. Please add me..I'm going to add you as well. I love to decoupage. I'm actually addicted to it!! So many cute things to alter. Look forward to reading more of your blog.

Kimberly said...

I love it, so pretty!!!

Happy Homemaker said...

What a great idea! So pretty!