I went garage sale shopping a couple of weeks ago, and came across 2 neat looking galvanized buckets. They were $2.50 a piece and looked brand new, so I knew I was getting a deal.
I also figured I could turned these into a pretty decorative item, so I bought them and brought them home. I ended up transforming them into a spring decoration.
If you would like to recreate this craft, this is what you will need:
- 2 Galvanized Buckets (Mine were 8 inches width by 16 inches height) similar to this one Houston International 8392 8-1/2-Inch by 16-Inch Galvanized French Vase.
- Chalkboard Labels (I bought mine in the scrapbooking area at Micheals)
- White chalk
- 2 Potted Plants (I used Easter Lilies, however any will do)
To get started, first I tied the Raffia around the buckets. I tied around 10 strands into a bow on each bucket.
Next, I added the Chalkboard Labels and wrote “Spring” on one and “Time” on the other.
If you are looking for these they are also on Amazon, Chalkboard Stickers.
Then, I added newspaper into the bottom of the Galvanized buckets to build it up enough so that the plant and flowers would be well above the top.
Once I placed the plants in (I left their wrapping on), I added newspaper to make them the same height and also added newspaper on the sides to secure them.
Tip: I left the wrapping on so I wouldn’t have to worry about water going down into the buckets. If there isn’t any wrapping, consider reusing a plastic grocery bag to catch water.
My spring decoration turn out great, and it was that simple to put together. I figure in the future, I will switch out the plants and the colors of Raffia for the seasons. This will be neat to incorporate into summer and fall as well.
Have you made something similar? How do you use Galvanized buckets at your home?
If you try this craft out, let me know how it goes.