Wednesday, August 22, 2007

An Altered Bucket

This is a really simple altered project that could be adapted to suit many purposes. My bucket came from IKEA but lots of craft shops sell buckets ready to alter. I made a peg bucket as the bag they were stored in had definitely seen better days but you could decorate it to suit many purposes and events - what about a birthday bucket filled with treats for the birthday girl, or use Halloween images for a trick or treat bucket.
I used two packets of rub-ons, an alphabet and a pack of flowers.

Cut around the rub-on that you want to use and sellotape it to the bucket in the correct position. I found this the easiest way to keep my rub-on in the right place as the bucket did tend to roll when it was on my table. Follow the instructions on the pack to apply the rub-ons to the bucket, most come with a little stick for rubbing over the top sheet but use a lolly stick if not. I used the letters to spell out the word 'peg' and then two flowers to grow up either side. Take your time to position your letters so that you get them centred. I sellotaped each letter individually to spell out the whole word before starting to rub them on.

Decorate your handles with ribbon scrap, I knot them twice to stop them becoming loose.

As always, we love to see how you've been inspired so please leave a link in the comments section. Love Andrea x

7 comments:

joy said...

gorgeous!

joanna said...

Really lovely, Andrea - love those rub-ons, too :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!

Belfastgirl said...

ooh thats beautiful!!! hmmm have a few of these kind of buckets waiting to be altered ;) Thanks for the ideas!

Paula said...

this is beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is just so gorgeous, I must try that - thanks for the inspiration

Emma said...

Absoloutely gorgeous. A real inspiration and those rub-ons are lush!