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!
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