Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chalkboard Labeling a Bucket for Storage

Buckets make great storage solutions, but labeling them helps to keep things even more organized. Instead of creating a permanent label, why not make a chalkboard label so that if your storage needs change you aren't stuck with a bucket that is no longer properly labeled for its contents.

There are many ways to accomplish creating a chalkboard label on a bucket. One of the easiest ways is to use chalkboard contact paper.

Simply cut the chalkboard contact paper into the size and shape you need, peel off the back and apply it to your bucket. Grab some chalk and label away.

Another option is chalkboard paint. When going with this option you will want to sand the surface that you are going to apply the paint to so that it will stay on your bucket. You can either purchase your own chalkboard paint, or you can make your own, (tutorial at Attempting Aloha). You can go all out and paint your galvanized pails entirely with the paint, or you can tape off the area/shape that you desire. Once done, allow to dry, grab some chalk, and create your labels to use your buckets for storage.

What experiences have you had using chalkboard paint or labels on buckets?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to Decorate a Flower Girl Pail

One of the simplest DIY wedding projects, is decorating a flower girl pail or bucket. 

To create your own flower girl bucket, you will need a bucket that can work as your flower girl pail. You will also need ribbon, a hot glue gun, and a flower or decorative item of your choice.

Carefully hot glue the ribbon around the bucket (most people either glue in the middle or top, it just depends on the look that you are going for). The ends of the ribbon should meet where you want your decorative item to be placed at on the bucket. This is so that the ends of the ribbon are covered, giving your bucket a finished look.

Not going to be dropping flower petals? One bride-to-be has her "flower" girl dropping heart shaped book page confetti at a literary themed wedding. Using some stickers, book pages, and a printer she mod podged her way to a bucket for her little librarian. 

The possibilities for your flower girl bucket are endless, just use a little imagination and you can have the perfect bucket for your flower girl to accent your wedding.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Need Vase Ideas?

Buckets make amazing vases. Even Martha Stewart thinks so! She featured http://bucket-outlet.com on her website in June 2010:

The white buckets look great in contrast with the galvanized in Martha's example of using these multi-tasking items to decorate at parties and picnics.

Some other great buckets for vases (or planters if you prefer to grow flowers):

What is your favorite way to use buckets in your party decor?