02 May 2011

From Easter bucket to planter

First, a reminder that today is the last day to sign up for my zebra-print fabric giveaway! If you'd like a chance to win, hit the "follow" button and leave a comment on last Tuesday's post. I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow.
Isn't he the cutest giveaway supporter ever?



Now on to my new planter...

Before:


After:

To make this I just cut up a paper bag from West Elm and wrapped the bucket in it. 


I let some of the lettering show at the bottom of the bucket because I think it makes it look cooler.

To glue it down I used Mod Podge, then went back over the whole thing with it when I was done. Because the paper was so thick I had to really pile on the Mod Podge.
Here it is trying to dry:

After it had dried, I hot glued the hemp cord around the top. I hadn't planned on making it match the ladder; I wasn't even sure where I was going to put it when I was finished, 
but I like how the two look together.
By the way, if anyone's curious, I got the ladder from World Market a few years ago. 

I did this project Friday while I watched the Royal Wedding (which I had obviously dvr'd....I was excited but not enough to get up at 4 a.m.) I loved every spectacular second.
 Here are my two cute wedding-watching buddies. 
They didn't even make it through the walk down the isle. 










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7 comments:

  1. Great idea! Love it. I never would have thought of using a bucket like that. Gonna have to try my hand at that one!

    Much Love
    Trissta
    www.livingonthechic.com

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  2. That looks so good! Mom gave me Easter Lilys too! Mine don't look quite as alive anymore as yours do... I'm going to have to revive them somehow so I can make a cute planter for them like you did!

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  3. Your baby is so adorable. How old is she? Lovely project! I liked how you placed the planter against the ladder.

    Jessie

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  4. Are you serious?! This is genius!

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  5. Great project! Thanks for the idea, who would've thought a bucket and paper bag could be so stylish.

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  6. Aren't you clever??? It looks great! Nice repurposing job. :)

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon! :)

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  7. Love, love, love the planter! And the pic of your babes--2 tiny peanuts at the same time!! You are more woman than I'll ever be! LOL :)

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