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...



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. 

Weekend Bloggy Reading


  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

  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!

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


  4. Are you serious?! This is genius!

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

  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! :)

  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 :)