I’m so excited to share this faux enamelware bucket used as Christmas decor with you! It’s Friday, so it’s time for a more crafty project—something anyone can do. Since it’s November, I’ll probably be doing a few more Christmas Decor Projects.
I have two buckets to show you; I hope you already have something at home to use. If you don’t, you can pick up a small galvanized bucket at your local Dollar Store or 99 Cent store.
Faux Enamelware Bucket
Yep, this little galvanized bucket is from the dollar store. Can you believe that is the same bucket on the left?
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How To Make a Faux Enamelware Bucket
I didn’t prep the small galvanized bucket at all before painting. I purchased this Rust-Oleum Gloss Protective Enamel paint for this project.
Wow! Isn’t spray paint amazing? I started with the bucket upside down, then turned it upright to finish. The directions for recoating on this paint are within ONE hour or after 48 hours. I was sure to make that window since I just did this project yesterday to share it with you today!
Repurpose Easter Bucket | Faux Enamelware
For project #2, I had this cute Mickey Mouse Easter Bucket. I like that it has a pail handle on it! Again, no prep at all before painting the bucket.
Paint Pail Handle
I used painter’s tape to protect the handle of the pail. Initially, I wanted the green handle to be white, but I changed my mind. I was having so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of the painted pail handle.
Chisel Tip Sharpie | Faux Enamelware
Embellish the faux enamelware bucket with a black chisel tip sharpie. The chisel tip was easy to use on the edge of the small bucket and its handles.
I used a fine-point red sharpie for the red faux enamelware bucket. That’s when I realized how easy the chisel tip was. It may not be easy to see, but the taller red bucket is not quite a circle.
I can’t decide which bucket I like best.
Stencil Buckets for Christmas
I used Chalk Couture Transfers for decorating my buckets, but you could easily hand paint yours or use stencils. You can find transfers and chalk paste in The Junky Chalker Shop. Which is your favorite?
The ginormous pinecones make my Christmas Bucket look great, don’t they?
I need to find a fantastic project to do with those pinecones! I’ve been meaning to for over a year now.
Will you be making a cool faux enamelware project? It’s fun AND easy!
Thanks so much to 2 Bees in a Pod for inspiring me to make these Faux Enamelware Buckets!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.