If you are looking for an inexpensive way to decorate your table, consider using a bright galvanized bucket as the focal point. No longer limited to being a utility necessity on the farm, buckets are now appreciated as attractive containers for centerpieces and decorative accents. Galvanized buckets are available …
Buckets should be tested to make sure they are tight before placing them on a table.
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to decorate your table, consider using a bright galvanized bucket as the focal point. No longer limited to being a utility necessity on the farm, buckets are now appreciated as attractive containers for centerpieces and decorative accents. Galvanized buckets are available in a variety of sizes and shapes at craft and hardware stores. They will add a country accent of good taste to your table.
Arrange short stems of large, abundant flowers such as hydrangeas, lilacs, lilies or sunflowers in a bucket filled with water. Wrap a large ribbon around her, tying a large bow with streamers. If you prefer, use wild flowers, mixed with green vegetables. Be sure to choose only flowers that are not protected by law. Queen Anne’s lace, chicory, phlox and gold buttons, found along the road, can produce charming bouquets when exposed in a galvanized bucket.
Remember to light your table with candles displayed in reflective metal buckets. Add weight to several buckets by filling them with sand and adding just enough water to cushion the sand. This allows you to push the candles of your choice into the sand so that they are well anchored. To create a simple design, place a single pillar candle in each bucket or, if you prefer, group together several tall, thin cones. Cover the sand with handles of small seashells, beach glass or leaf moss.
Add fancy to your table decor with a fairy garden designed in a bucket. Fill an oval bucket with a low profile with a layer of pebbles and several centimeters of potting soil. Create a natural wood decor for your garden by planting small plants and surrounding the reindeer moss around them. Design an enchanting setting with twigs that can become miniature trees when you stand them in the ground. Include a tiny swing and create walkways with pebbles or beach glass leading to a miniature birdhouse to accommodate the fairies. Accentuate the landscape with all your favorite fairy details such as miniature mushrooms and glittery butterflies.
The interesting shapes, textures and colors of succulents can be cleverly arranged in a galvanized bucket to add interest to your table setting. Fill a shallow bucket with a mix of commercial compost available for succulents. Plant a variety of small plants, which may include various specimens of sempervivums or sedums. By varying colors, textures and sizes, you can organize an impressive flat garden. Accentuate your garden with stones, pottery fragments, pieces of glass or stones.