I Love the USA Blog Hop – Day TWO! Here is a festive, fun and simple to make PATRIOTIC PICNIC PAIL, great for holding snacks, silverware, candles, etc.
I gathered the products and materials I would need first.
I painted the tin pail (bought at Lowes) with Apple Barrel Real Blue paint, applying three coats to get it bright and covered completely. Then I added polka dots with Apple Barrel white, applying two coats. To complete the painting, I added polka dots inside the white ones with Apple Barrel Hot Rod Red, again applying two coats. I also painted inside the bucket.
When the paint was totally dry, I used Mod Podge to add a few “I Love the USA” additions. I printed them out on the computer and cut them first.
To decorate the handle, I added buttons from my Patriotic Mix available at Buttons Galore by threading them onto red wire and twisting in onto the handle as I went from one end to the other. I added a few ribbons tied in knots.
Then I added my favorite red, white and blue packaged snack to complete the project and turn it into a great hostess gift for the Fourth of July!
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Happy Creating in Red, White and Blue,