DIY Personalized Birthday Gift Idea

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I wanted to share a quick little project I made last weekend. I was invited to a
60th Birthday Party and I wanted to bring a "little something special and
personal" to the birthday girl. Earlier that morning I went to a local bazaar and
purchased another galvanized bucket (which one can never have enough
Once I got home I stenciled her birth year onto the bucket.
I used a pencil to trace my numbers and letters onto the bucket first
then I used a black marker to go along the edges and then
I used a little acrylic paint on a small brush to go over everything
So quick and easy!
Now I have to make some more of these cute buckets
for upcoming birthdays!!!!!

Suggested materials:

  • Old bucket   (bazaar)
  • Stencil   (JoAnnes)
  • Acrylic paint   (JoAnnes)
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Christine @ Little Brags
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  • Car4201983 Car4201983 on Nov 03, 2016
    What are the plants in pot and do they survive cold weather? Thanks for the great idea
  • Kathi Kathi on Nov 03, 2016
    how do the plants drain?
  • Lynn Lynn on Jan 20, 2020

    You said you used a little acrylic paint over every thing, was it clear paint? Did you paint the entire bucket with the paint? What brand do you recommend?


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  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Oct 10, 2016
    So cute!
  • Ros6799183 Ros6799183 on Nov 19, 2016
    great gift. can you buy a new bucket at the dollar store and make it look rustic. Do you have a particular way to make a rustic look.....thanks a bunch Rose
    • Christine @ Little Brags Christine @ Little Brags on Dec 02, 2016
      Hi there, oh I never made a rustic look. I purchased the bucket this way. You could spray paint a bucket with light gray and then white-wash it, so give it this look.
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