Dollar Tree Metal Bucket with Easy Rust Effect

I found this little metal bucket at Dollar Tree and I know it will be perfect to add a rust effect and maybe some carrots for spring! I don’t do a lot of primitive style decor but I’m excited to give this one a try! Come on in and join me for this Dollar Tree metal bucket with easy rust effect tutorial!!

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Dollar Tree galvanized bucket

We’re starting with little galvanized Dollar Tree bucket but we’ll need a few more items too.

  • Dollar Tree Galvanized Bucket
  • Black/Brown/Orange Acrylic Paint
  • Strip of Light Colored Material
  • Distress Ink
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Kraft Paper
  • Chip Brush
  • Small Stamps
Dollar Tree galvanized bucket with black, brown, and orange acrylic paint

First, I’ll add some paint to a plate, a little of each color. Then I’ll start with the black and use my chip brush to “stipple” or lightly pat the color on. Gradually add in the brown and then the orange to get a rust effect. Continue working with the colors until you get the look you like. I’m adding a little cinnamon in with my orange paint to add some dimension.

Dollar Tree galvanized bucket with black, brown, and orange acrylic paint
galvanized bucket with black paint added
Dollar Tree cinnamon
rust effect using black, brown, and orange acrylic paint

Once all the sides and bottom are covered set aside to dry. There is a slight cinnamon smell but you could add a spray sealant to help with this. I did not cover the inside since I knew the contents would cover those.

metal bucket with Spanish moss added

Now that everything is dry we can add contents. I’m adding Spanish moss and my Dollar Tree piping bag carrots.

material strip with Distress Ink added

Finally, I’ll tie a strip of material that’s been distressed with Distressing Ink around the bucket, along with a fun tag! I have just fallen in love with this rust technique! It all came together perfectly! Let me know what you think of this one!!

stamped kraft paper tag
stamped tag, material, and Distress Ink
Dollar Tree Metal Bucket with Easy Rust Effect
Dollar Tree Metal Bucket with Easy Rust Effect
Dollar Tree Metal Bucket with Easy Rust Effect

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