Instead of offering the usual plate of cookies, welcome new neighbors & friends with a bucket of practical items they'll need while settling into their new home OR USE A METAL BUCKET TO HOLD OFTEN USED TOOLS!
Martie Knows Parties: Backyard "Campout" Party
easy DIY fire pit - genius! I think I would prop it up on 3 bricks to keep it off the ground. What I really like is you can move it when it's not being used!!
A unique wind chime, Junk Drawer captures the spirit of all the fun random things you never find a good use for. This long chime has many fun details, and sounds great in the wind!
How to give galvanized metal an aged look
The other day I purchased a little galvanized milk jug from Walmart. I love everything thing about this little milk jug except for the fact that it was super shiny and looked brand new. My style is…
Old Galvanized Bucket
I like "industrial" looking things for decoration inside and out; working on two containers this week and this one I completed today. Using a coffee can; mixed some water putty to harden around the branches clipped off the tree; adds stability and weight to the container when I take it outside on the porch. Above: I recently bought this metal toolbox for $5.00~~I may fill this one with mums and pumpkins. Remember my awesome $3.00 purchase of that big roll of jute? ~~~it makes wonderful…
Galvanized Cake Stand
I recently discovered our Galvanized Tin Pedestal featured on Luna and Chloe Weddings blog. It looks so beautiful with this stunning white cake on it. As Kristi points out, they're "perfection together." The gorgeous cake and photo were both created by Rosie of Sweetapolita. Her blog is filled with great ideas for all your sweet treats, including 50 tips for baking better cakes. I will study these tips closely, as I can only hope to make a cake worthy of displaying on our pretty pedestal…
Magnetic Ikea art caddy. Uses 6 of the 10.5 cm Socker buckets, one 13cm Socker bucket and then basic magnets from Home Depot. Magnets are hot-glued onto the lazy susan (also from Ikea.)