I am in LOVE with these cute little galvanized buckets they have at the Dollar Tree each Spring. They start putting these on the shelves in January and I snag one when I see it because they go FAST! I think they make the perfect Dollar Tree Spring decor!
This Spring Dollar Tree DIY began as a Valentine project, really. I had all of my wood letters and paints laid out ready to craft, and like most good crafts do, it evolved into something totally different!
- Dollar Tree galvanized bucket
- Wood Letters
- Sticks from the yard (or popsicle sticks)
- Dollar Tree floral foam
- Dollar Tree floral moss
- Waverly Antique Wax
- Small decorative keys, I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the Paper Studio
- hot glue
- paint + brushes
- Baby wipes or cloth and water
I began by painting the letters and the galvanized bucket from Dollar Tree. I lightly sanded the surface of the metal to give it a bit of grit and then painted it with white Waverly Chalk paint.
After the paint was dry, which didn’t take long. Chalk paint dry suuuper fast. I dipped a cloth in water and then dipped the same cloth in an antiquing wax, ‚also by Waverly. Which you can find at Walmart in the crafting section. I rubbed the watered down wax all over the surface of the bucket to give it a little bit of patina and age.
Grab the floral foam and secure to the bottom of our bucket with hot glue before covering it with the Dollar Tree floral moss. This is the base for our “flowers” we will be working on next.
Then, I grabbed a few sticks from the yard. I obviously over estimated how many I would need. At the time I did not have plans to use these sticks for this particular project but as it evolved I thought it would be fun to use them
I hot glued them to the back of my dry, painted letters. I used Ballerina Pink by Waverly.
Now that the sticks are attached you have these cute little “flowers” to add to your cute little aged bucket! This step made me wayy more excited that I want to admit. It’s that feeling you get when a project comes together…you know what I mean?
For a few finishing touches I wrapped the top of the bucket with some lace ribbon, also found at the Dollar Tree. They tend to keep this particular ribbon in stock at my local store, and I am betting you can find some at yours too. I finished it off with the tiny little decorative keys for a romantic touch.