Fourth of July craft: embellished tin pails

Fourth of July craft: embellished tin pailsHello there, Mod Podge fans! This is Linda, from burlap+blue, and today I’m sharing an easy way to embellish simple and inexpensive tin pails for your Fourth of July celebration. While perusing the Dollar Section at Target, I ran across some simple tin pails with July Fourth-inspired ribbon strung through them. I loved them, but wanted to add a little something extra to gussy them up for my Fourth of July table.

tin pails
scrapbook paper
Mod Podge Gloss
foam brush

Step 1: Take your scrapbook paper, and cut into small rectangular pieces. I chose these red/white and blue/white striped papers that I found at Hobby Lobby. You can use a paper cutter, but I liked the different widths I got when I used scissors.

mod podged tin pailsStep 2: Take one of your pails, add a bit of Mod Podge Gloss, and start applying your strips! This went super fast . . . I seriously wished I had bought more pails to embellish! Once dry, apply two coats of decoupage to seal, making sure to let the pail dry between coats.

mod podged tin pailsI will be using mine for mini-flags, wooden utensils, and paper straws. You can also use these as placecards/favors and fill with goodies for your guests to use during the party or take home with them.

mod podged tin pails

mod podged tin pailsThank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog, my facebook page, on pinterest or on twitter! Have a lovely day!

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  1. Sara/creativejewishmom says

    You’re so funny, even though this is paper, you made it look like washi tape, guess you’ve got it on the brain! Did you get my email message about posting your Washi tape projects on so I can propose an article? Create a profile and upload whatever you like, though I’m looking for projects that could be considered home decor, that goes for mod podge as well… guarantees but would be happy to give you a little press in a circle outside our little crafty one!