Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Crayon Buckets

Organization is key in our small home.
Whenever I see a way to get a little more organized, especially when it is cute, I am all for it.
After seeing a fun little crayon organizer on a blog, I thought I should really make something like that too.
This is what I came up with...
A tray decoupaged with charming, vintage inspired scrapbook paper and 7 (reds, yellows, blues, oranges, purples, greens, and neutrals) watercolored buckets.
Supplies used:
* 7 buckets
(I got my little buckets at target in their $1 section.
I LOVE the fact that these buckets came with a ribbon, it made it so easy to change out the plain white ribbon for fun, cheerful, colorful ribbons.)
*1 tray
* scrapbook paper
*spray adhesive
* Elmer's glue
* double sided tape
* ribbons
* watercolors/paint
* clear glaze

My little boys and I painted three stripes on each bucket with watercolors.
After the paint was dry, I sprayed them with three coats of clear glaze to keep the paint from coming off.

I added scrapbook paper to a little wooden tray using double sided tape. I then brushed on a layer of Elmer's glue. After the glue was completely dry, I sprayed it with a coat of clear glaze.

I love the little imperfections and unevenness of the paint, an obvious child's touch.

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  1. Cute! I think those would even make cute bday party decorations!


  2. Oh what a cute idea...I might just have to borrow it...Target has buckets in their $1 spot right now...and they are different colors...So I might switch it up a bit....exciting

    Thank you for getting my creativity flowing. I am a new follower...Hope you will check my blog out as well.


  3. This is adorable. Ok so after I received your comments back to me, I came back to read more and you got me hooked. So now I follow : )

    love the bucket idea. any ideas for storing all the boy car and train tracks? I am still learning all the boy things!


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