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Tin Bucket with Flowers Centerpiece

The ideas and projects I make for my home are a huge source of inspiration for this blog, so today I want to share with you all a pretty centerpiece I made using a tin bucket, flowers, and chalkboard paint.

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The best thing about this project is that you can use it for a variety of events: baby showers, receptions, weddings, birthday gifts, etc. The possibilities are endless. The centerpiece is easy to arrange, and you can change the flowers and writing throughout the year.

Supplies:

  • Tin Bucket
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Dry Floral Foam
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Stencil
  • Chalk Marker
  • Masking Tape
  • Paint Brush

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1. Use the masking tape to make a square on the front of the pail.

2. Paint inside the square with chalkboard paint. Apply two coats. Let each coat dry for an hour. Remove tape once paint is completely dry.

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3. Cut the dry floral foam into half pieces, and push them inside the bucket. The floral foam will help keep the flowers in place.

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4. Begin pushing flowers into the foam pieces inside the bucket. You may have to bend the flower stems some to get the flowers at the length you want.

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5. Use a stencil (optional) and a chalk marker to write on the chalkboard paint.

The centerpiece is ready to display once the chalk dries. Enjoy!

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Painted Chalkboard Organizer

I saw this chalkboard organizer at Jo-Ann Fabrics, and I couldn’t leave the store without buying it. The best part is that I had a 50% off coupon, so I only spent about $7.50!

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I knew that I was going to spray paint it because I had two cans of paint left over from an earlier project. I also knew that I wanted to add a map to the organizer because I’m kind of obsessed with all the map crafts I found on Pinterest.

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I started by covering the chalkboard with masking tape and paper, then I spray painted the wood.

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Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze is one of my favorite colors. I enjoy using Krylon spray paints because the paint dries quickly and the nozzle doesn’t get clogged.

 

After the paint dried, I began to decoupage the strips of map on the organizer using Mod Podge (satin).

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I applied a layer of Mod Podge on the back of the map strips as well as on the four wooden boards. Then I adhered them together and removed any wrinkles or bubbles with my finger.

I let the paper dry for a couple of hours before I used an X-acto knife to trim the edges.

For the last step, I applied another layer of Mod Podge to seal the map.

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This chalkboard organizer is hanging on the wall in my bedroom/office. I love it because I can leave myself notes throughout the day, and I can store my mail without it getting lost under a pile of papers on my desk.

 

I hope everyone enjoyed this project. Please feel free to like, share, and comment.