Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easter Buckets!

Make this little cutie:

From these:

Other ideas:

The sheep dog may be my very favorite!

So easy to make! And relatively inexpensive, as well, if you have most of the items on hand.

You will need:
-metal pails (Home Depot and Lowe's have them in their paint section. You can also try a local hardware store)
-spray paint
-paint pens
-boas (these were from Hobby Lobby and Michaels)
-hot glue gun and glue sticks
-felt (optional)

I simply sprayed the cans with whatever spray paint I had. The slicker, shinier pails were harder to spray paint, as the paint seemed to drip. If you are patient and spray just a light coat and wait until the paint is dry before beginning your next coat, you will have better luck. I probably sprayed 5 or 6 light coats on these pails.

When the pails/buckets were dry, I glued the boas to the upper rim of the pail.

I then added eyes, nose whiskers using paint pens and felt. I am NOT an artist - anyone can do this.

You can have fun with this. Let me know if you come up with something else. I was trying to think of more "boyish" ideas. I tried making a clown with red trim and a red pom-pom for a nose, but it was U-G-L-Y.

Have fun and Happy Easter!

I first posted this post in my family blog. You can find it here.

I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch (Metamorphosis Monday)

and Make Your Monday at The Twice Remembered Cottage

and It's So Very Cheri

and Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts

and Making the World Cuter.

and Simply Sweet Home.


  1. The sheep dog is great! My favorite too! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  2. Very grandkids would love to hunt for those buckets filled with goodies. Come stop by!

  3. Aw! Love the dog and cat! Too cute! I don't have grandchildren, but this idea is a keeper.

    I hope you'll come visit AtticMag this week and see my home on tour,

  4. Tiffany, those are way adorable! You did a fabulous job! I think that sheepdog is my fav too! Darling!


  5. How cute! These are just adorable, great job!

  6. Very cute!! Great job and thank you for the inspiration!!

  7. Cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. What a great it really Easter soon....oh my....

    Best wishes,

  9. oooh- I love anything that is furry, feathery or fluffy! When it comes to easter decor, those three things definately make me smile!
    Thanks for the inspiration! Please, stop by some time if you can!

  10. Sheep dog is the winner for sure! So cute, love them.

  11. Oh I love these! So cute!

    I'd like to invite you to my first Friday Favorites event. I'll be featuring a few posts that are linked up each week. Would love for you to join us!

  12. Hey. Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. Hope to see you again this week!

  13. I'm featuring you today for Friday Favorites. Come by and check it out!