Monday, October 28, 2013

DIY: Last Minute Halloween Trick or Treat Bucket Refashion

So, you are FINALLY finished with that fab costume and then...
you realize you need to update that treat bucket!
This is such a quick and easy bucket redo to set off your little sweeties costume.
Just be sure to do this the night the Mod Podge can dry!
Grab a few things and lets get started!
You will need ...
Scrap Fabric to cover your pail
(or Paper...just fold instead of ironing)
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Exacto knife
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Iron & Ironing Board
Optional: Bias Tape Maker
Using the chalk, trace around the bottom of the bucket.
Cut the fabric out about 1/2" larger than the chalk circle you traced.
 Set fabric circle aside.
Measure the height of the bucket and add 1/2".
Measure the girth of the bucket and add 2".
On the long side, fold over one edge of the fabric 1/2" and press.
On one short end, fold over one edge of the fabric 1/2" and press.
Set the fabric aside for later.
Cut out a strip of fabric the girth of your bucket plus 2".
The strip should be 2" wide.
Using your bias tape maker, press the fabric.
If you do not have a Bias Tape Maker, simply fold over both edges 1/2" and press.
Fold the Bias Strip in 1/2 lengthwise and press a crease down the center.
Set the Bias Tape aside for later.
Using the Mod Podge and a sponge brush, apply the glue to the bottom of the bucket and down the sides about 1".
Do not worry about glue residue....Mod Podge dries clear!
Center your fabric circle, right side out, to the bottom of the bucket.
Apply more glue over the top of the fabric, smoothing out any fabric wrinkles as best you can.
Apply more glue to the outside of the fabric on the bottom of the bucket.
Let dry for an hour...rinse out your brush for later use!
Apply glue to the main outer surface of the bucket.
Line up your fabric neatly, starting with the short end that is NOT folded and pressed.
Glue all the fabric on the bucket, ending with the pressed edge.
Be sure to line it up neatly and smooth out the wrinkles as best you can while the glue is still wet.
Cover the top of the fabric with more glue, smoothing out wrinkles as you go.
Be sure to glue ALL edges well.
Let dry for an hour...rinse out your brush for later use!
Heat up your glue gun.
Start to glue one edge of the bias tape you made to the top edge of your bucket.
Use a clothes pin or clip to anchor the end.
Run a line of glue along the edge of your bucket a few inches at a time.
Cover the glue with your fabric strip evenly.
When you come to the handle roves, use your exacto knife to trim away the fabric from the handle slot.
Check for fit.
Continue to apply the bias tape around the entire outside edge.
Fold the bias tape over the top edge of the bucket.
Repeat the above hot glue instructions to attach the bias tape to the inside edge of the bucket.
Add a cute row of lace or pompon fringe if desired!
Have a happy Halloween!