Tuesday, June 26, 2012

4th of July Galvanized Pitcher & Buckets

Summer is finally here....4th of July is my favorite Summer Holiday. I love to decorate my home with Sparkles, Stars and Stripes.

I wanted to create Red, White and Blue decorations to bring some Patriotic Spirit to the outdoors. On a trip to my favorite Thrift Store, I stumbled upon a Galvanized Pitcher, for wish I paid $1.00. I also found Galvanized Buckets at Target for $1.00 each.

I decided to decorate these newly findings with Stars, Stripes and 4th of July graphics, using Mod Podge, Napkins and Scrapbook Paper.

Here is what you will need to make this project.

  • Galvanized Pitcher
  • Galvanized Buckets
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • 4th of July word graphics
  • Napkins with Stars
  • Scrapbook Paper with Stars and Stripes
  • Small chipboard or wooden star
  • Pair of Tweezers
  • Polyurethane - I used Minwax Clear Satin

General Instructions:
  1. Cut Stars from Napkins. Use the tweezers to remove the outer layers.

  2. Find Graphics or trace your own 4th of July phrases using scrapbook paper. Cut following tracing lines.
  3. Using scrapbook paper trace small stars using the chipboard or wooden star. Cut following tracing lines.
  4. Star Bucket:

  5. Using 2 napkins, trace and cut 2 stars using the small chipboard or wooden star and 2 from the striped scrapbook paper. If you wish, split the stars in two sections to create a two-toned star.

  6. Apply a coat of Mod Podge and add the napkin Star to the bucket's center. Add the tiny stars around the center Star. Let dry for 5-10 minutes. Repeat on other side, let dry.

  7. Apply a second coat of Mod Podge all over the bucket. Let dry 15-20 minutes

  8. Follow steps 4-6 to make the Stripped Star Bucket.

  9. 4th of July Bucket:

  10. Trace and cut the phrase, "4th of July" or your choice of phrases from any graphics onto scrapbook paper.
  11. Add a coat of Mod Podge on one side of the bucket. Apply letters and stars. To make it easier to handle the small stars, use the tweezers.
  12. Smooth any wrinkles with your fingers and let dry for 5-10 minutes. Repeat on other side.
  13. Apply a second layer of Mod Podge. Let it dry completely.

  14. Star Pitcher:

  15. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to one side of the pitcher. Add a large star to the middle section and small stars around it. Let dry 5-10 minutes. Repeat on other side.
  16. Add more small stars to handle and spout.
  17. Use your fingers to smooth any wrinkles.
  18. Let dry for 5-10 minutes.
  19. Apply a second coat of Mod Podge all over the Pitcher. Let dry for 15-20 minutes.

  20. For extra protection, apply a coat of clear polyurethane all over the Pitcher and Buckets.
I love the Americana look of these galvanized buckets and pitcher. The buckets can be used to hold your utensils, napkins or other items you wish to display as part of your 4th of July table setting. The Pitcher can be used to hold flowers and flags.

Happy 4th of July!!!!

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  1. These are fantastic! I hope you'll add these to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th!


    1. Thanks Lindy. I will visit and post my project. Thanks for the invite.

  2. How adorable! Love how they all turned out! Now you have me wanting to drag the modge podge out! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Thanks Cindy. I love creating with Mod Podge. God Bless..

  3. This is so cute!! Anything that uses Mod Podge is right up my alley! Thanks for linking up at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

    1. Thanks Lauren. I love Mod Podge!!! This product is so versatile...

  4. Cute! Fellow newbie from debbidoos and you're newest follower! Morenascorner.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks Morena. Thanks for following. I will stop over and follow you as well. Happy Crafting!

  5. THat is so darling. I have one of those pitchers too. I may have to whip something up like this. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. Could you add my link or button...you may have and I just did not see it. Thanks.

    1. Thanks Debbie.I have added your link button. Can't wait for the Pinterest linky party... Happy 4th of July....

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    1. Thanks... Mod Podge is wonderful... Happy Crafting.

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  7. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I featured you in my Fourth of July Round up. Stop by and check it out and snag a featured button.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

    1. Thanks Danielle.. I'm honored. Happy 4th!!!!

  8. Very pretty! For The Queen's Diamond Jubilee here in the UK I bought a jug from Ikea, but didn't even think to decorate it! Mine looks quite sad compared to yours lol!!

    I've just started my first link party at my Blog, The Purple Pumpkin, I would love you to stop on by and join in with this post!

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thanks. You could always decoupage your Jug with Scrapbook paper, fabric using Mod Podge. I will stop over to link up my project. Do you live near the palaces? I would love to visit England one day!!! Happy Crafting!!

    2. Thanks for stopping by and linking up :)

      I tried my hand at decoupage on some boxes that I bought - I did them for the jubilee. I love how they turned out, and it's a lovely craft. I must do more of it.

      I'm about 15 miles from London, so not quite! But it's been a great time to be a Brit this year with the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics :)

  9. Thank you for teaching me to make my very own 4th of July decor! I love learning new things! Glad you found my Thursday party!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

    1. Thanks Amy...I do love finding inspiration from other crafters...Happy 4th of July....

  10. Sending you some support from the Blog Hop at Flamingo Toes. New Follower! I love Modge Podge! Can't live without it! Please stop by anytime!

    Warmest Regards,

    1. Thanks for the support and becoming a new follower. I will visit and follow you as well. Happy 4th of July!!

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    1. Thanks... Love everything RED, WHITE & BLUE...Happy 4th of July...

  12. Oh so cute! I love it all!

    Im featuring this at a fourth of July roundup tomorrow! :)

  13. Super cute! I love these!
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

    1. Thanks.. I love creating with Mod Podge and any type of paper I can find... Happy Crafting!

  14. These buckets turned out fantastic and so festive! Thanks so much for joining us for the Red,White & YOU party! <3 Courtney BaxtronLife


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