A Patriotic/Fourth of July Stenciled Wooden Planter Bucket


 Back in 2014, I found this red bucket at a local consignment/antique store.  It had wooden sides with a molded plastic interior.  The bucket had been spray painted red.  

It may have been some kind of an ice cream bucket.  I don't think it's intended use was as a planter.  Maybe for ice cream.



 It was too bright for my taste, so I distressed it some with sandpaper, and then wiped on some walnut stain to tone down the brightness.  

I cut the hanger off of a white hanging basket of flowers and set the basket in the bucket.

 I just ran across the bucket in my shed, and got an idea!


 If you follow my blog, you know I own several different Folkart paper stencil packs.  

I especially like the FolkArt Holiday Value Stencil Pack.   The stencil pack is also available at Hobby Lobby.

All of the holiday stencils above are in the pack.

The paper stencils are perforated paper, and must be pressed/punched out.

I thought this stencil might work well on the bucket.

I cut the stencil apart and taped it in place.

I also use fingers on my left hand to flatten the paper letters while stenciling.

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A Patriotic/Fourth of July Stenciled Wooden Planter Bucket #4th #july4th #patrioticdecor #stencil #gardenjunk #junkgarden #containergarden #upcycle
The bucket is protected on my covered patio here, but I may seal it with a several coats of  Krylon Gallery Series Artist and Clear Coatings Aerosol in Satin Finish.

A Patriotic/Fourth of July Stenciled Wooden Planter Bucket #4th #july4th #patrioticdecor #stencil #gardenjunk #junkgarden #containergarden #upcycle
My red gate is a perfect compliment to Patriotic decor.

A Patriotic/Fourth of July Stenciled Wooden Planter Bucket #4th #july4th #patrioticdecor #stencil #gardenjunk #junkgarden #containergarden #upcycle
Details for my flag/frame project can be found HERE.

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1 comment

  1. Love that red bucket with it's bright flowers. Still love the red gate, too!

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