Monday, 21 November 2011

Rusty Bucket Christmas Tree!

Do you remember the dollar store bucket I aged by setting it in vinegar?  Check it out, now, as a holder for a tiny Christmas tree! ~

I posted about this technique on my DIY, You Can Age Metal.  It started out all shiny like this ~

A few hours in vinegar turned it into this ~

I downloaded a lovely Victorian Christmas image from The Graphics Fairy.  Actually, I was out of coloured printer ink, so I ran down a couple of doors to Wendy from Herballistic Garden and she printed it out for me.  It's sooo handy having a blogger friend close by.  I worked for it though, because her dog was loose and I had to help chase it all over the village!

The image was applied with outdoor ModPodge in case I want to use this bucket outside next year.  Just glue it on with the ModPodge, smooth out the bubbles with a credit card and put another coat of ModPodge on the surface of the paper. ~

Wendy also turned me on to rolls of burlap garland at Michael's.  A 10 yrd. roll is $6.69.  I made a bow and attached it to the bucket handle. ~

What a helpful cat Utah is!  Then, I potted up a Euro Tree (whatever that is!) from Home Depot. and added a dollar store bird.  The total cost for this arrangement is about $10 and I love it! ~

The final resting place is the dresser in my bedroom. ~ 

This is Shabby Chic Heaven!!!

Have a day filled with simple pleasures!

I'm sharing this project with ~


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