Monday, April 7, 2014

Creating a Distressed Outdoor Flower Bucket Label

Hi Friends,
Recently I showed you this awesome plant stand I found junkin.
Loved this white iron stand and it holds an old vintage bucket perfectly.
For the vintage bucket, I painted it white and filled it with dirt and pretty spring flowers.
Looks pretty but I wanted to add
a label like it was from a garden shop.
So I searched my stash of word art from etsy
and printed Flower Market on card stock.
I repeated it twice to save on paper and to use the second print
another time on something else.
Next  I cut the size I wanted for the bucket
to form a label on the front of the bucket.

Now I wanted it to look
like an old label with distress and wear. 
 I used distress inks
in walnut and aqua which looks slightly green mixed with the walnut.
The perfect age combo.
I like to use these little sponges with handles to apply the
inks. They run along the edge nicely and keeps the ink right
where you want it for aging.
After the inks are dry to the touch.
I painted over the label using
outdoor modpodge.
If you do this, make sure you let the label dry
on something that it will not stick to after you applied the glue layer.

It will look like this, but dries clear, flat and outdoor tolerant.

Once completely dry, I added it to the bucket
by again just gluing it in place with the outdoor modpodge.
Ready to take any weather and stay in place.

Pretty on the patio.
This old bucket has been with me for years
and up close it has dents and bumps,
distress and charm.

Perfect fit for the stand I found junkin.
My April Etsy Shoppe Newsletter is ready and went out April 4th
and this month I share the start of my spring home tour and the last days of my
20% off sale.
Blogger is glitching and I do not think the follow by emails went out for the letter.
Always something right??
You can visit the newsletter by clicking on the link right under my blog header.
Have a great day.
Wishing you Southern DayDreams.
Celestina Marie

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