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Halloween Pumpkin Bucket {ReDo}

I am a chronic procrastinator. There that's out of the way. 
Today I was in the checkout line of my favorite store, you may have heard of it...Target?
As I awaited my turn I spotted, conveniently placed right in front of my face, these cheap yet classic plastic pumpkin buckets for sale for one whole dollar. As the moments passed by and the person in front of me continued with their checkout I brainstormed what I could do with it. 
Here's what I came up with...

You've all seen this guy. He's cute. He could be cuter.

Here's how:
Strips of fabric...I used leftovers and ripped them into strips
Mod Podge
Foam tip brush
Hot glue gun
Felt bits

Using the Mod Podge wipe on a first coat directly onto the pumpkin, lay the strip down and coat the top of the fabric with an additional layer of the Mod Podge.
Don't be stingy with the Mod Podge...get messy with it!
I added an additional rolled up strip of fabric using hot glue around the brim to finish the look. I also snipped my finger when I cut the leftovers off...classic Amy move. I cut myself at least once a week on something!

To make the flowers I cut small circles out of felt, tied a knot in the end of a strip of fabric and glued down the knot.

Then I just twisted the fabric around the knot gluing it down as I went. Then I attached them to the bucket with hot glue. Add an additional piece of felt to the bottom of the bucket gluing it down with hot glue and that's all she wrote...not literally ;)

Happy Crafting! 


  1. Love this! I love how creative you are!!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Bje! You could totally do this with all those salvage edges I've been saving!

  3. Very interesting Tutorial and very well described! :-) I cited it in my web site:
    Thank you!

  4. Great Designs! Also, totally random question: where did you get that pumpkin bucket? i'm looking for specifically its height (that brand) not including the handle. So either if you could please tell me where you bought it, or maybe measure the height, that would be totally awesome, Thanks!

    1. The pumpkin bucket I picked up from Target. They are 50% off right now so that makes them a whole $0.50 :)


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