Make your own DIY farmer’s market bucket decor with my free stencil.
I have always loved repurposing metal buckets in my home decor. They pretty much adapt to any space, style or aesthetic.
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Recently my mom purchased some of these metal buckets to give as gifts. But, she wanted to personalize them into a unique farmhouse style decor. So, I decided to add a farmer’s market emblem on both sides.
With a little paint, this simple metal bucket becomes a farmhouse tabletop centerpiece and a unique gift idea. She was thrilled with the outcome.
I, too, was happy with how it turned out, so I made another one for my backyard patio table. Click here if you missed my summer backyard tour.
DIY Farmer’s Market Bucket Decor
Maybe you might like to create something similar? Grab a metal bucket or tray and let’s get started! Oh, if you don’t already have something in mind to paint, here are a few decor options I curated for you that I think would be perfect for this stencil.
First, I created a vinyl stencil with my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. It’s my favorite way to create quick signs and also helps me keep my stencil crisp and aligned. I used a bold, simple font with a few olive branch-like leaves. I intentionally left off the apostrophe, in case you’re wondering.
If you have a Silhouette at home, you should be able to import this file into your software. Or if you don’t have a cutting machine, simply print this out in the size you need and trace the pattern onto your surface. I’ve also seen these easy-to-use alphabet stencils that would work too.
My inspiration for this circle design came from old wood fruit crates we sometimes find at the flea market. They have a slightly off-skew stamp of the box contents or market they belong to.
I already had some Americana Decor acrylic paint in the house, so that’s what I used on my bucket. I was light on the brush strokes so it would look a little worn.
Also, I wanted it to be off-skew like my inspiration so I turned the circle about 30 degrees counterclockwise. Sometimes it’s hard to get a stencil aligned perfectly straight, so this slightly-rotated method solves that problem.
This is a super easy way to transform your metal buckets – both old and new! And, there are so many ways to use metal buckets around the house.
Here are a few ideas:
- a tabletop centerpiece
- patio containers for flowers and shrubs
- holiday decor (filled with pumpkins or holiday trees)
- storage for shoes, toys and more
I hope you enjoyed this mini transformation and can’t wait to see how you use this stencil for your own home decor projects.