I’m not sure how I feel about this French flower bucket makeover. It’s one of those makeovers that looked different in my head than it does in reality. Apparently my head wasn’t in this project enough.
I have a few of these buckets and use them not only for floral displays, but also for storing vinyl for my Silhouette machine and rolls of craft paper. This particular one originally had a decorative label attached to the side. I pulled off most of the label, but some of it just would not come off. I tried dry brushing white paint over the whole thing, hoping the paper bits wouldn’t show much. Eh, Craft Fail #1. And so it sat in that condition for months (years?).
I recently bought a laser printer so that I wouldn’t need to run out to the copy shop every time I want to do a graphics transfer. I printed sample copies from several laser printers at Staples, then took them home to determine which ones would work with Doodle Magic. I don’t know why some toners work and some don’t. It’s a mystery. ~sigh~
Anyway, I was excited to do my first project with the new printer. I chose one of my favorites from The Graphics Fairy, the French grain sack graphic. I cut a scrap piece of drop cloth and transferred the graphic. Upside down. Yeah, I meant for the wider part of the fabric to be at the top in order to follow the shape of the bucket. Craft fail #2. I should have just redone the transfer on another piece of scrap. So, I suppose we could call that Craft Fail #3.
Plowing ahead, I attached it to the flower bucket with Mod Podge. Positioned too high. Craft Fail #? I’m losing count….
The upside down fabric is still bugging me.
Maybe I shouldn’t have called this a French bucket makeover, perhaps a makeunder?