Sunday, December 4, 2011

Apple Bucket #2

OK ya'll...ready for round two of the apple bucket makeover? You can see what I did with one of the baskets here. Here's what started with:

Nice pic, huh? Ah, before pics aren't supposed to be pretty. I decided I wanted to try a white-wash on this bucket, so I took my white paint craft and added a nice sized dollop (we are not mathematicians on this blog) and then added a few drops of water to make it nice and runny. You kind of need to eye-ball it because if you add too much water, your color won't make any difference. I quickly spread the wash over the bucket (it drips! Cover your counters!) and it dried super quick. I LOVED the way the wash turned out in the end. I even painted the inside, it was so easy and fast!
I had a little wooden plaque left over from a $1 store project (you can buy these at Michael's for super cheap) and used my chalkboard spray paint and gave it a few good coats.

I found some lovely sage green ribbon in my stash and decided to use that on my bucket. I had a hard time getting it through the tiny holes, so I used stickers (I was looking for tape, but couldn't find any!) to make the corners small and it worked like a charm! After getting the ribbon through the holes (my holes were pre-made, but a drill would easily make a couple of holes in your plaque as well), I tied a simple knot and then used my little lighter to lightly singe the edges to keep them from fraying (that may have been the funnest part....).

After that, it was simply a glue gun away from attaching it to the center of my bucket and then the photo shoot could commence...

Oh, we had a fun time, my little bucket and I....until I realized today really felt like...


....and the contents of the bucket (hats, gloves, scarves) also reflected the cold weather we are now experiencing...

Anyone know how to tie a ribbon on straight??

Here are my apple buckets, side by side and happy with their make-overs.

I'm pretty happy with their little make-overs, too.

 Have a wonderful week everyone!


  1. Fabulous makeover. The little blackborad attachment is really sweet.

  2. I love them both. I have wanted to try white washing! Great job! And Congrats! I heard!

  3. BRILLIANT idea! I would love to do something like this!!! I love that you can re-use it for different seasons. Can't wait to see what else you have to share! We'd love you to share it with our readers as well for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party.


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