Thought that I would share the finished Valentines box/bucket that I made for a Valentines party last Saturday. I had a lot of fun going to Leslies and cropping with a bunch of old friends and a few new ones. I worked on a chipboard book to give my sister for her birthday next month(its okay to talk about it cause I don't think she even knows I have a blog...shes not a computer type) and just visited and had a good time.
Here is an upclose picture of the finished bucket that I made. I think it turned out really nice and fit the occasion well. I bought a metal bucket that had a clear plastic top at Hobby Lobby and inked it with red pepper alcohol ink and used last years Martha Stewart Valentines paper pad for the flowers and the cutouts on the side. The heart borders were part of a couple of years ago Valentines papers.
I used the tattered florals and tattered leaves Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies to cut out the flowers and then used a crimper and a stylus to get them to go into the shapes that I wanted them to go. I used big brads for the centers.
The rectangles (looked like rectangular stamps)and circles (1" Stampin UP circle punch)are cut out of a couple different sheets of the Martha Stewart papers and Mod Podged them to the sides of the bucket. The decorative edge strip had an adhesive on it but I also used the Mod Podge to make sure it stayed where I put it. I used different widths and types of ribbon on the bucket bail to finish of the project.
Here is a picture of me with my bucket at the Valentines Party. I had fun making it and the Valentines I shared!
UPDATE: I decided to enter this into Sarah's Mojo Monday Challenge which luckily was about hearts and heart strings. Go check out her blog it is awesome!
I hope everyone has a great day and a fun time with the Valentine in their life!