I’m so excited to share this faux enamelware bucket used as Christmas decor with you! It’s Friday, so that means 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 different buckets to show you, hoping 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 prior to painting. I actually 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 is within ONE hour or after 48 hours. I was sure to make that window, since I just did this project yesterday in order 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. Originally, I wanted the green handle to be white, but you’ll see I changed my mind along the way. Apparently, I was having so much fun, I forgot to take pictures of the pail handle being painted.
Chisel Tip Sharpie | Faux Enamelware
Embellish the faux enamelware bucket with a black chisel tip sharpie. The chisel tip was really easy to use on the edge of the small bucket and it’s handles.
For the red faux enamelware bucket, I used a fine point red sharpie. That’s when I realized how easy the chisel tip was. It may be difficult to see, but the taller red bucket is not quite a circle.
I can’t decide which bucket I like best.
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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 cool 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!
These are awesome! Great idea! Love them
Thanks Sandi, me too! I love the look of enamelware!
What an adorable project! Fill those with candy or cookies and what a super gift!
Great idea Cheri! Who doesn't love cookies and candy?
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I have a couple of buckets I'm going to try this on! Thanks for the idea!
Have fun and good luck doing your own bucket makeover!
Love this idea. Thanks for sharing, as always!!!
Thank you Sally for taking the time to leave a comment. I love sharing fun ideas with my friends. 🙂
These buckets truly make me smile every time I look at them.
Would make a nice fruit bucket!
Good idea for the faux enamelware--fruit bucket! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time out of your busy day to leave a comment.
I love them both. How cute would 3 or 4 different shapes or different handles be at different heights be on a buffet table for napkins, cutlery, or if a bowl fit snug in the top for condiments. I think I’d have a problem with putting food in on the painted surface. Then you could change them for a New Years party, and Easter, and down the line. That the great thing about the Chalk Couture. As soon as I get all my projects caught up, I’m going to try that.
You know, you have a point about food. But a lot of buckets have plastic liners, like the kind you get flowers in for a special occasion. 🙂
I believe once THIS enamel paint is fully cured, I wouldn't have an issue with dry food against it. This is good stuff!
As always, I truly appreciate your thoughts and visiting so regularly!!!