10 Minute Christmas Decorating Idea – Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets

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I have been wanting to do this project for 2 weeks and I just made it a priority to get it to done today.  And when I say it took 10 minutes, I really mean it because the sun was going down so fast, I pulled it together in no time and still had time to shoot the pictures.  I am joining several other blogging friends today to bring you our best quick and easy 10 minute decorating ideas for Christmas.

I also shared another 10 minute idea last week – a snow globe village centerpiece

If you are interested in making your own chalk pen galvanized buckets, you will need a chalk pen, galvanized buckets of any kind (these are vintage maple buckets from our shop).  You will need some greens, a vase for each bucket, ribbon, a chalk pen and ribbon of your choice.  And if you would like, some “fairy lights” that are battery operated.

 

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I put on the letters free-hand with my chalk pen, but you could use a template or a stencil if you choose.  Add some water to your vase.  I just use mason jars and I place the fresh greens in the vase.  Place the vase inside your bucket.  Even if your bucket is water-tight, it will be better for the long term use and for your greens if the water and the greens are in a glass vase.

Next, tie on some ribbon, if you choose, and add your fairy lights.  I chose to place mine on our stairs, but these would work on a console table, mantel or even on a front porch.

 

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I love this idea so much – it is so simple, quick and can be customized to any season or event.   I don’t think this is the last time I will be writing on a galvanized bucket with a chalk pen.  For even more quick and easy Christmas decorating ideas, visit my friends….

 

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Miss Mustard Seed

Four Generations One Roof

Inspired by Charm

Julie Blanner

Thistlewood Farms

Dream Green DIY

Thanks so much for reading!!!

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  1. I love this idea. I have two of your buckets and I used them on either side of my hearth topped with a pumpkin this fall. Now I wish I had three. I may have to place another order.

  2. I’m sorry but I can’t connect to your shop. I would like to purchase the vintage maple syrup pails you used for the Christmas project stating joy. Could you pls help me. Thank you.