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Decorating Tin buckets anyone ?

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Tillyboo Sat 28-Jul-07 22:14:01


I fancy having a go at decorating the small buckets you see in some garden an gift shops. They all seem to be the enamel type in plain cream etc.

I'd like to do something different and paint designs on them.

Where would I get the 'raw' buckets' from and what paint would I use to decorate. Anyone got a clue ?

Many thanks

champs Sun 29-Jul-07 04:00:55

ikea do the silver coloured ones, asda too and i think tesco.

i think acrylic paints will work well, i have decorated diff types of tins and buckets but not much with paint, I have seen some painted and am sure it was acrylics used... not sure if adding pva would help paint "stick"

you can use papers and cardstock to decorate them too.

Tillyboo Sun 29-Jul-07 21:45:26

Hi Champs, thx for the response and suggestions of stockists.

Can I just ask what do you mean by cardstock ? Am I being thick here ?

champs Mon 30-Jul-07 00:12:36

sorry!! I mean card/heavy paper.

Gingermonkey Thu 02-Aug-07 15:36:29

I saw some plain silver buckets in hobbycraft today, I think they were about £4 each.

champs Fri 03-Aug-07 01:32:12

whooaa hobycraft are expensive!!

Gingermonkey Fri 03-Aug-07 10:06:17

yep, that's what I thought! What about ebay?

Gingermonkey Fri 03-Aug-07 11:40:54

aactually I just looked on ebay and they don't have them either, not for sensible money anyway. I had another idea though - a florist's wholesalers (we have one in wakefield and you just need to be a meber to get in)

champs Sat 04-Aug-07 12:05:56

hmmm good idea re: florist wholesaler... how do you become a member?

Gingermonkey Sun 05-Aug-07 00:07:41

From what I can remember about the one local to us you need to use someone's business details, eg letterhead or chequebook, bill etc (but everyone knows someone with their own business - whether it's floristry or plumbing!!!!). I am pretty sure it is very easy.

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