Victorian Decoupage Easter Bucket

Victorian Decoupage Easter Bucket
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victorian bucketTurn an old bucket, plastic container or other smooth sided tub into a pretty Victorian themed basket for Easter. I found my little pink bucket in the garden department at WalMart of all places. it was late summer and the clearance table had a few Gerber daisies on sale for $3.50. Each one came nestled inside a simple little metal bucket. I planted the daisy and set this bucket aside until inspiration struck.

You will need

Pink bucket (or other smooth sided container)
Easter clip art
Scissors
Mod Podge
Sponge applicator
Natural coffee filters
Hot glue gun
Lace
Pink ribbon
Clear acrylic sealer spray (if you have an inkjet printer)

What you do

Print out the clip out above or use an image of your choice. If you printer is an inkjet like mine, you will want to spray your pictures with a few coats of clear acrylic sealer first. This will keep any of the colors from bleeding once you add the Mod Podge decoupage medium.

step 1

Paint the area of the bucket where the picture will go using a sponge applicator and Mod Podge. Apply Mod Podge to the back of your picture and press it onto the bucket. Smooth the picture, adding a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the picture as well. You will want to smooth out the paper using the sponge, or dip your finger in Mod Podge and smooth with your finger.

step 2

While the Mod Podge dries, stack several coffee filters together (I used 5). Fold in half then cut out the center circle.

3

Using a glue gun, only adding about an inch of glue at a time, attach the coffee filter to the rim of the bucket. Tuck and fold the filter to create ruffles. Continue until you have gone all the way around the bucket.

4

Glue lace around the rim, over the top of the coffee filter ruffles. Tie a piece of ribbon around the lace, using hot glue to keep it in place. Be sure to center the bow over the decoupaged picture. Add a bit of hot glue to tack in place.

Fill with American or Spanish moss and fill with Easter treats.
 

About The Author

This project, recipe or article created/written by Amanda Formaro for Old Fashioned Living. Copyright 2011 Moab Group LLC.
 
 

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