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DIY: Burlap Bucket

BURLAP BUCKET

Burlap is an inexpensive way to bring texture to just about anything.  Today, I am using it to re-cover a leftover Easter basket from last year’s spoils. 

Use it as a funky, stylish Easter basket for an adult, or fill it with the latest picking of wildflowers.

BURLAP BUCKET

MATERIALS

  • Burlap
  • Easter Bucket
  • Glue Gun
  • Iron
  • Scissors

 

INSTRUCTIONS

BURLAP BUCKET

Cut a piece of burlap the width and height of your bucket, adding about 2 inches to the width

BURLAP BUCKET

Begin hot-gluing the burlap to the bucket, starting at the top

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Continue all the way around until you meet the other side

BURLAP BUCKET

Cut several strips of burlap 2” wide, the whole length of the fabric

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Place on your ironing board

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And fold over so the edges are even.  Iron a crease right down the middle.

BURLAP BUCKET

Take one of the pieces and place hot glue right down the center of the crease

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Place the glued piece to the bucket, and start to swirl the burlap

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Continue until the bucket is covered

BURLAP BUCKET

I like mine filled with fresh lavender, but I think daisies would be spectacular!