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Turn a plain metal bucket into a colorful holder using a simple stamped design.
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Thoroughly wash the metal bucket using a grease-cutting detergent and let dry.
Use painter’s tape to mask off the bucket using the two middle grooves as guides. Apply two coats of paint to the center section (Fish Story shown) and let dry.
Select or cut a block of scrap wood slightly larger than the stamp pattern. Remove the paper backing from the felt pieces and attach them centered on the bottom of the block.
If you want to use a variety of colors, make a separate stamp for each color.
Beginning with the first color (Bay Mist shown), lightly dip the stamp in paint so that it doesn’t touch the wood block. Dab excess paint onto a dry towel. Lightly stamp the bucket at the bottom of the painted section, gently rocking it back and forth to transfer the pattern. Work your way around the bucket to space the stamps as evenly as possible.
By starting at the lower half of the bucket where it’s narrower, you can allow columns of stamps to gradually space out as they move up the bucket.
Add a second or third color (Bright Red shown) as desired. Allow the paint to dry overnight before using.