I saw these mini pumpkin buckets last year and regretted not buying them, as when I went back they were sold out! I have been searching for them since. A friend found them for me in her Wal-mart and messaged me and shipped me a dozen. wooohooo! Again, Lisa you made my day! I see so many possibilities with these and if I come across more, I may even insert some glass votives in the centers just like the can idea. It has been a busy busy weekend as hubby has off work for 4 days and I have been enjoying some family time but I did squeeze in a few goodies to share this week.. I usually work on items while everyone here is sleeping. I only have 2 more items to photograph and type and I hope to get those in this week. I am also headed off to Lehigh Decorative painters for a Saturday seminar, then next week Monday and Tuesday classes. Busy Busy but please continue to check in.
I also poured three more bigger buckets!
I had hubby pick me up more quikcrete and this time he bought a different brand as I thought the last batch was still gritty for my liking. This one bag poured all 12 small buckets and the three larger buckets with a little left over. I loveeee it and this is now the only brand I'm going to purchase. Very sturdy and not so gritty. I also wanted to try not spraying the buckets this time and it worked great no sticking, so no spraying is necessary.
I wanted to make a turkey and I am also doing a larger version on one of the bigger bucket. I may even do a female to match this one. BTW I am keeping this one. I love it sooo much. I love the heavy sturdiness. I wish the pics showed the vibrantness in the colors and the sparkle!
Once again I love making pieces functionable, so I used a battery operated candle. I also, still used the DecoArt- Magi-Kote on the concrete before painting it really works great!
I'll be sure and share the others as I complete them. I would love to make these into patterns but I'm afraid to, as it was really hard coming across those buckets. I even searched and tried to order them online If anyone has a good source, I would love the info then maybe I could do patterns. Many ideas!!
Hi and Welcome to OldeMoonlane Primitves. My name is Wendy Young and I am happy to have you join me. I am a wife of 33 years, mom of 2 and grandmother of 3 . I have been creating for well over 30+ years and I started this blog to maybe offer tips /tricks and happenings at Oldemoonlane.