DIY beach bucket

DIY beach bucket

 

Our summer Mod Podge beach bucket is the perfect carryall for flip flops, towels, sunscreen and other beach (or poolside) necessities. Pick your favorite fabric and grab some rope or twine–you’re a few simple steps away from creating the perfect way to carry your summer gear.

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DIY beach bucket

what you'll need
  • fabric
  • steel utility pail
  • painter’s tape
  • newspaper
  • fabric spray adhesive
  • scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • foam brush
  • 120 grit sand paper
  • glue gun and glue
  • rope or twine
  • chalkboard paint
  • craft wood plaque
  • chalk
let's do it
  1. Measure fabric to fit height and circumference of pail
. Get a little extra just to have a little wiggle room when adhering it to the pail.
  2. Cover all areas of pail that doesn’t need spray adhesive with painter’s tape or newspaper (use indentations on side of pail as guide).
  3. Lightly spray pail with adhesive.
  4. Apply fabric all around smoothing with hands and removing any bubbles as you go. Do small sections at a time so as not be overwhelmed with spray adhesive. You can always fix the fabric if it lays down wrong.
  5. Turn fabric under at edge to create a finished seam.
  6. Trim excess fabric along tape line.
  7. Remove paper and tape.
  8. Apply layer of Mod Podge to fabric once applied.
  9. Sand lightly once dry and apply another layer of Mod Podge. Repeat step 2 more times.
  10. Glue rope or twine along top and bottom edge of fabric with glue gun once fabric is dry.
  11. chalkboard plaque
  12. Sand wood plaque lightly to smooth any rough edges.
  13. Apply 2–3 coats of chalkboard paint.
  14. Glue chalkboard sign to pail with glue gun.

 

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