Welcome to this month’s installment of Oh my word, would you look at that! This month’s theme is Outdoor Living!
I am loving the colors that are out in the Cutter citronella buckets this year. I picked yellow. I love yellow outside….so bright and cheery!
I am of the belief that DIY and crafts can be super easy! This is so easy and quick! I purchased 3 of the buckets and wanted to do 3 different designs on them.
All you need are the buckets, black Sharpie and stencils if desired.
I had this bee stencil that I thought was just so cute. I taped it on to hold in place. I would recommend outlining the bee lightly at first. Then remove the stencil and fill or color in the bee. I had a little bleed through at first, but finished with just outlining. Good news! As soon as I finished the bee, I was able to remove the part that had bled through with a dab of nail polish remover on a Q-tip. Just blot the Q-tip with a tissue to get off excess nail polish remover. Then let the marker design set up and dry.
The other 2 were simply freehand. Remember…they don’t have to be perfect! I was able to draw in with pencil first just the main stem and L. Then go back with the marker.
Here is the freehand “L” by my Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Pots. You can find the pot tutorial HERE.
The freehand laurel
My favorite the bee
Most people have a black Sharpie on-hand! The possibilities are endless for gatherings…Spell out a name with the buckets, decorate for a themed birthday, couples wedding shower theme! What else can you embellish with a Sharpie?
Be sure to visit the other fabulous ladies listed below with links to their Outdoor Living Posts!
Here are my southern blogging friends to go visit!
Happy summer y’all!
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Link Parties that OSH parties at on occasion! Sunday: DIY Show Off Monday: Between Naps on the Porch, Home Storis A to Z Tuesday: Not Just A Housewife, The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse and Inspire Me Party at A Stroll Thru Life, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style Thursday: My Repurposed Life, From My Front Porch to Yours, Imparting Grace Friday: French Country Cottage, Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday, Common Ground, The Charm of Home, Rooted in Thyme, Imparting Grace, Keep Calm and Link Up, My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday, Craftberry Bush – Inspiration Gallery Friday, SnapCreativity – Show and Tell, Tatertots and Jello