Here's how it started out. (The picture is pretty terrible, but honestly, a better shot would not improve how it looked.)
The bucket was filled with delicious bottles of hard cider from my father-in-law (pretty much the perfect gift in my estimation). Looking past the bird, beer, beach and blue sky, a good sized metal pail for toting around craft supplies is nothing to snub your nose at. Sophisticating the rockin' tropical exterior was fairly simple.
I covered the exterior with a good coat of matte white spay paint. Once dry I applied a bit of colour by smooshing (that's a very technical term) some pale blue and white acrylic paint on the surface. Then the embellishments!
I used lace from the January blog kit for the edging and the pretty dangly bit. Colour is added with the addition of a length of seam binding. Deconstructed Ivory Applique Lace Trim from my stash provides a perfect foundation for that vintage button. But check out that sparkle! I think that Rhinestone Silver Key Charm is really the crowning jewel and oh, soooo pretty.
The laces and sparkly key used in this project are from the January blog kit (except for the tiny piece of applique behind the vintage button) which you can now purchase from Tresors de Luxe. If you'd prefer to purchase them individually, here is the supply list:
Ivory Applique Lace Trim GL-185
Rhinestone Silver Key Charm CH-026
Ivory Lace Fabric Trim BN-010
Additional supplies used in this project: