December 22, 2009

Belles n Whistles Advent Day 22 Project - My Candy Cane Bucket

Hello again, 
I thought I would post my Candy Cane Bucket
that I made for the
Belles 'n Whistles advent calendar. 
We are already at  Window 22
and it was my turn to post.
I had all I could do not to show this very cute
candy cane bucket, but today is the day
and I can finally show it!

*** But before I do, if you have some time,
I'd love for you to scroll down to
my earlier post from today,
I made a card that was just WAY OUT
of my comfort zone...

I'd love to hear your comments about it.

Okay, on with the Bucket!  LOL

Won't Santa be surprised to see this sitting next to my tree?
Well, I actually have moved it, it is now the center piece on
my coffee table!  It's been a real chore to keep my
son out of the candy canes!  LOL
It's not easily noticable in this picture,
but behind my stuffed Santa's head, you might
be able to see that there are some bigger
candy canes there, if not.. well I'll tell you...
There are BIGGER candy canes behind Santa!
They are the thick ones that don't have a hook on the end!
These will end up in our Christmas stocking on Christmas Eve.
I can show these in my house now since my son ...welll....
Let just say "HE KNOWS"  LOL

I thought I would share with you, just how easy
this project really was, but first I'll show the
closer view of the image

You know, sometimes you can find some very valuable things
in a dollar store.  Yes those stores where you go and only
pay $1.00 for anything in the store!
YEAH - You have to love those places!

This bucket, or shall I say "Pail"
was painted in a pastel green, Very spring like color!
I bought it for $1.00 and brought it home and
wrapped it in wide wired Christmas ribbon.
As I wrapped it, I used some no-sew glue to
hold it in place!  It worked PERFECTLY!

I used a round cardboard cake tray, and wrapped that
in holiday DP's and used some heavy duty glue to
attach it to the bottom of the pail.  This gave the pail
a nice solid base.  I then colored my image, I used
Belles 'n Whistles "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
and use my nesties for the scalloped circle.

Using the same "no-sew" glue, I positioned the image
right where I wanted it.  Next I cut some flowers out by hand
to resemble poinsettia flowers, and used my stylus to emboss them.
I glued them on, and then brought out the old "Modge Podge"

I coated the entire surface, ribbon and all,
with the Modge Podge!
Of course this gives everything a shiny appearance,
but it also acts like a glue, it protects everything,
and last but not least it makes things stiff and sturdy.

Once that was dry, I trimmed the top edge with scalloped lace
and trimmed the bottom with a left over piece of red beads
that were once used to decorate our Christmas tree.
the strand was broken, so why throw it away?

Total cost - $1.00
Plus things from my stash
Oh, and of course the candy canes to fill it!

Wishing you all a very


☼ Cheryl* said...

I love this Lynda. I'm glad you have posted how you did it all. I really would love to make one.

Mina said...

wow this is stunning Lynda, such a brilliant idea...I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas
Mina xxx

Mod Podge Amy said...

Awesome! Definitely a great idea! Merry Christmas.