Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Burlap Bird Bucket

A while back, my mom passed on a wooden bucket (crate? I don't know what to call it) to me, it was originally red with white snowflakes on it and was used in her Christmas decor. She no longer used it so she gave it to me. It has been sitting in my craft closet for a while, waiting for inspiration. The other day, I finally decided what to do to it!

I started by spraypainting the entire thing white as a base coat. Next, a coat of teal acrylic paint (leftover from another project I am posting on soon!). Followed up by a good sanding.....and then a little stain smeared here and there to give it a more weathered look.

 The birds are definitely my favorite part! They just make me think of spring and warm weather!

I found an image of a bird silhouette online. Once I enlarged it to the right size, I printed it out and traced it onto burlap. I didn't want to trace it twice so I just doubled up my burlap and cut two birds at once. Then I used modge podge to attach them to the side of the bucket. (any glue would work fine, I'm just a modge podge junkie!)

I have absolutely no clue what I am going to use it for but I am really happy with the results. I love that the birds are love birds, it makes me smile and think of my hubby. :)

Also, have you been to Target lately? I rarely go because we live 30 minutes away from it and it is just better for our finances that way! BUT, last night, the hubby had a softball game, and lucky for me, we pass it on the way home, so we stopped by and I found these cute buckets in the dollar section...

I am not a huge fan of the bows, they are little large for my tastes, so I will probably trim them or remove them.

If you aren't digging through the dollar section when you shop there, you are missing out!

Lastly, It is already Wednesday! That means in two days, I will be ending my giveaway and announcing the winner! Have you entered yet?! You can do so by leaving a comment on the original giveaway post or on my Thrifty Finds and Redesigns Facebook page!
 This is what you could win....
 Don't miss your chance!!!


  1. The burlap birds are so cute and I love the color you chose for the bucket.

  2. My two favorite things- bird and burlap! Too cute.
    :) crafty texas girls

  3. Hey there, I found you via Ordy and Joon and I'm loving your projects! I am obsessed with burlap and those birds are just the cutest idea ever! Excited to be a new follower!