Beautiful Buckets

I am a sucker for fun and pretty looking ways to hold and store things, not to mention inventive ways to dress up a gift.   Gift wrapping that can be used as much as the gift itself is a win-win!
I am especially fond of these lovelies from The MacBeth Collection:
Seriously adorable, yes?  I mean, if I got a gift in one of these, it would have to be like, chocolate diamonds or something for me to be more jazzed by it than the bucket!
Over the holidays, a friend of mine brought me a bottle of wine in a tall bucket similar to this:
Super cute, and she even attached a sparkly Christmas ornament to it to finish it off.
Sooo, I got to thinking that I should be able to make one of these myself, with a little help from my friends…

I am an admitted Modge Podge Virgin.   I bought it a long time ago, and it had been sitting in my craft closet.  Patiently waiting. 
I started by semi-figuring out how to cut the fabric to fit around my mini-bucket.  I decided to start very small, in case I screwed it up needed to hone my Modge Podge skills. 
Really, the trickiest part to the whole thing was the fabric measurement and cutting it to size.  Mainly because the bucket handle got in the way.  So, in case you’re wondering why I don’t have a tutorial, it’s because I was clueless embracing the learning process. 
So, I put a coat of Modge Podge on the bucket and then wrapped the fabric around it, cutting notches where the annoying bucket handles were and I used a razor to trim the fabric around the bottom.  Several coats later…  I had this!
I mean, how stinking cute is that?  Sorry, I’m giving myself some serious snaps on this one.  I love it.  Perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift!
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cuter.  Pretty Bucket meet Cute Fabric Tag. 
Did you even see that one coming? 
So now, I’m stalking the house for my next Modge Podge victim…
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    February 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

    awesome idea! i love macbeth but this is much more economical!

    found you at tatertots and jello!

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    Sheri @ Design Pop Interiors
    February 5, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Super cute! And, looks very professional! Great job.

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    A Vintage Vine
    February 5, 2011 at 2:52 am

    So cute! I did not see that coming..Way to DIY!

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    Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    February 5, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Super cute! I just took some labels of off some tin cans. . .think I will do the same with those! Nicely done, girl.

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    February 5, 2011 at 3:51 am

    That is so cute! I love metal buckets.

    I did find really cheap buckets at Ikea without handles. 🙂 The little ones were $.79 and big ones were less than $3.00. I've been using them for gifts, plants, pencil holders, etc since I got them home.

    You did a great job with the fabric!

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    February 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I love that! I've never used Modge Podge either, but this gives me hope! I saw your link at Tatertots and Jello.

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    February 5, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Wow! That is awesome! I've been in love with all the Macbeth buckets for a while now, but I never dreamed I would have buckets like that. I have got to try this! I know I'll be pulling my hair out over all the math, but it would be worth it in the end. =]

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    M* {Daydream Believers}
    February 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    What a great idea! Nice work! Your bucket is adorable! 🙂

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    Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home
    February 6, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing it at my linky party 🙂

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    Michelle @ Loving Every Second
    February 6, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Oh. My. SO CUTE!!!

    Found you from the Lovely Crafty Home linky party

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    Pam - diy Design Fanatic
    February 7, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Really cute! I definitely need to do some Modge Podge projects!

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    February 7, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Sweet! And now you've acquired a Mod Podge addiction – lol!

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    Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    February 7, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Love it!

    I just bought a new can of mod podge, can't wait to get my hands on it this week!

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    February 8, 2011 at 4:21 am

    what a simple and clever little project!!

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now that you might be interested in!

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    Coupon Clippin' Mommy
    February 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I've never used Mod Podge either but I just might had to give it a try!

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    Carrie @ Dittle Dattle
    February 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    This is so goosh darn caute!!! I want to this =D

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    Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    February 9, 2011 at 3:11 am

    You are so funny. Next mod podge victim! Cute bucket.

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    [email protected]
    February 11, 2011 at 2:21 am

    That bucket is too much for words, I really love it. I'm picturing what I could do like that…glad I found you 🙂

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    February 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    That is so awesome!! I'm still new to modge podge but this seems pretty simple. Following you from Tuesdays Creative Blog link party. Please stop by my blog when you can.

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    Sweet Little Smoothie
    February 16, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Such a sweet transformation! Popped over from Today's Creative Blog – I'm your newest follower 🙂

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    Lauren @ YoungNester
    February 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I LOVE THIS! Mod Podge is a great thing! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties.

    I'm a new follower 🙂

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    Carmie of the Single Nester
    February 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Really cute. Welcome to Mod Podge. You will never go back.

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    Lisa Montsion
    January 28, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I didn't think buckets could be so pretty.


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