Monday, February 13, 2012

Vintage Valentine Bucket

I needed a valentine box for this weekend. Instead of making something I would throw away, I wanted something that would last and I could use for multiple purposes. 

I have read SO many tutorials and I have never made one myself, sooooo here we go:

-Scrapbook Paper (I REALLY wanted vintage valentines to put on this, but the best I could find was vintage valentine scrapbook paper.)
-Mod Podge

1. Cut out the scrapbook paper into pieces that you would like to have on the bucket. 

 2. I wanted to have a striped layer, because I LOVE black and white stripes. I put this on by putting mod podge on the bucket and then laying the scrapbook paper on top. Then putting mod podge back on top of the paper. It's ok to be messy, put it ALL over the paper! It will dry! :)
3.  I then wanted a "newspaper" look on the bottom So I cut out my favorite parts of the newspaper looking scrapbook paper. 
 4. I put on TONS of mod podge to hold everything onto the bucket. 
 5. Admire your vintage valentine bucket!

 6. I added a burlap ribbon onto the handle of the bucket. 
 I plan to use it for my classroom valentine party (I am a first grade teacher). 
I will then put it in my house and fill it with roses. :) 


Akasha Balkman said...

So cute! Your students are going to have so much fun! Your blog is adorable by the way, I love it!

Bridgette Nicole said...

Your so sweet Akasha! I still can't get over that zebra picture...you need to send it in somewhere, it should win something cool! :)

P&C Dickson said...

looks awesome! i want to make one now

mike i make said...

Great photos, you look amazing! Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower.