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.
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.
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....
Miss Mustard Seed
Four Generations One Roof
Inspired by Charm
Dream Green DIY
Thanks so much for reading!!!