Just in case you missed my tutorial on Jen's blog, (Simcoe Street) on how to spruce up your apple bucket, I thought I'd post it here for your enjoyment!
Also, don't forget to check out my guest post this week on Two Girls Being Crafty as part of their 12 Days of Christmas special! Exciting stuff!
I've had these apple buckets for a looooong time, always with the intention to change them in some way. I've seen lots of fun ideas all over blogland, but just did what I do best---procrastinate.
I started with some walnut stain, rubber gloves and a medium size paint brush. I watered down the stain (you just need a couple drops of water to get the right consistency....you want it to be pretty runny) and used the brush to apply a layer of stain. A sponge brush worked well to get in all the little crevices.
After the stain dried, I used a 100 grit sandpaper to give the edges a big of a worn look. Nothing can look perfect in this house because...well, nothing looks perfect anyway.
I only had 2 baskets, and I wanted to do something different with each of them, so I just grabbed a number at Michael's (ok, ok, they were all on clearance and the 5's were the only ones left. You got me. ;)
I took it home and applied a layer of white. Again, I used my sandpaper to distress the edges.
Then, using my Distressing Ink, I ran it over the corners and raised edges. And with my trusty glue gun (yee-haw!) I attached it to the front of the apple bucket.
Shall we decorate you, little apple bucket? A little strip of burlap tied to the handle adds a nice little bit of character....
Oooh, love the worn edges...
And that's my little tutorial for sprucing up your apple bucket!
Don't forget to check back for the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway! Have a wonderful week.