Hard to believe Easter is next Sunday. But there's still plenty of time to make this cute Easter Egg Pail from any old metal bucket you have lying around.
I found this rusty little pail in the barn and decided to give it a bit of a face lift for Easter. First I scrubbed as much rust off as I could with a wire brush then I sprayed two coats of Rustoleum spray paint as a base coat. (I also found a similar pail at the feed store for $3 and change, so I decided to turn that one into an Easter Egg Pail as well.)
After the rusty pail had been prepped and both pails spray painted and allowed to dry, I traced some chicken silhouettes ( I used these vinyl chicken decals to trace my pattern) on each pail (I used a glue stick to attach a piece of carbon paper to my silhouette then traced the outline with a pencil) and then painted them with acrylic paint in pastel colors. Once dry, a coat of clear polyurethane spray helped to seal everything.
To dress up the pails, I used a glue gun to attach some pretty lace and ribbon. A bit of fake 'straw' and some eggs and my pails were finished.