I hope you are all having a beautiful Easter weekend. Today I’m sharing the Chalkboard Buckets I made the boys for Easter. It’s my version of an Easter Basket. I wanted something that I could use from year to year for Easter and was able to write messages on. I also wanted to be able to use it anytime I wanted, so I knew I wanted it to be a neutral design. So I got my cutting machine out and got busy creating a stencil.
You will need:
– Metal buckets from the hardware store
(I found mine at Ace Hardware for $5 each in the paint supplies)
– Krylon chalkboard spray paint
– Vinyl stencil
– Chalk or chalk markers
I created my stencil in my cutting machine program, I created my stencil to have a large rectangular space for writing messages and I also put the boys names in a fun tattoo font that I love. I placed the vinyl stencil on my buckets (this was tricky to get super even). You can use masking tape to tape off a rectangle shape if you don’t want to do a name on your bucket. Once your stencil is on and you’ve taped off any parts of the bucket you don’t want to be covered in chalkboard paint you can begin spraying it with the paint.
Here’s what the bucket looks like before…
Give it a couple good coats and let it dry. Remove your stencil, and season your chalkboard by rubbing white chalk vertically – then horizontally – then vertically again over the whole chalkboard. Wipe clean and your ready to go.
I filled the boys buckets with lots of goodies, mostly non-candy items (don’t worry there are a few treats) but I know the Easter Bunny also makes a stop at Grandma & G.G.’s house so they’ll be covered for plenty of treats. I found adorable carrot shaped Easter eggs at the dollar store that I filled with little chick shaped crackers from Target. I found a comic book, and some other books at Dollar Tree. I also put a box of Aunt Annie’s bunny mac n’ cheese in each bucket, some mini oreos, a bunny kit kat bar, spicy cheez-it’s, some white cheddar bunny tail puffs that I found at Target, a puzzle & a yo-yo, and some straw glasses.
I used chalk markers to write my message, love them! I can use these buckets for birthdays, Easter, etc… I love them! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend & a beautiful Easter.
Kimberly @ A Night Owl says
So cute Becca! I need to make some like these for the boys. Til then, cheapy dollar store buckets it is! 😉
Taylor @ DearOlympia.com says
Those are awesome! I’m pinning them to my craft fair ideas!
What a great idea! Am thinking what else I can paint on and turn into chalkboards [or blackboards as we call them here down under ;)].
What a fun idea! Love that you can use it for other things too!
Shelly Dolen says
I love these Easter baskets! SO cute & could be used for other things during the year!
Love these! I can think of so many fun uses for them too. :):) I am Co-Hosting Ginger Snap Crafts Wow Me Wednesday link party and I featured this post on my blog.
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Awesome — this is just my style!! 🙂 Stopping by from the Linky Party — Hope you’ll visit me too!! Thanks so much for sharing!! 🙂
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Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says
Love them! I used beach buckets for my kids’ Easter baskets. Yours are very cute. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.