Our summer DIY beach bucket is the perfect carryall for flip flops, towels, sunscreen and other beach (or poolside) necessities. Pick your favorite fabric and grab some rope or twine–you’re a few simple steps away from creating the perfect way to carry your summer gear.
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DIY beach bucket
- Measure fabric to fit height and circumference of pail . Get a little extra just to have a little wiggle room when adhering it to the pail.
- Cover all areas of pail that doesn’t need spray adhesive with painter’s tape or newspaper (use indentations on side of pail as guide) then lightly spray pail with adhesive.
- Apply fabric all around smoothing with hands and removing any bubbles as you go. Do small sections at a time so as not be overwhelmed with spray adhesive. You can always fix the fabric if it lays down wrong.
- Turn fabric under at edge to create a finished seam then trim excess fabric along tape line. Remove paper and tape.
- Apply layer of decoupage glue to fabric. Allow it to dry, then sand lightly. Repeat this process of gluing and sanding 3 more times.
- Glue rope or twine along top and bottom edge of fabric with glue gun once fabric is dry.
- Sand wood plaque lightly to smooth any rough edges then apply 2–3 coats of chalkboard paint. Once dry, adhere chalkboard sign to pail using glue gun.