Minimalistic Flower Bucket D.I.Y.


My biggest obsession 90% of the time is how soon I can go to Goodwill, what I can buy from Goodwill, maybe I could get that at Goodwill. Not only does thrift shopping same your exorbitant amounts of money, it always helps you find some cool treasures that you never expected to find or find unique items that you can D.I.Y. into something else. Today’s post is the latter. 

I found the most ridiculous (and heinous) snowman themed Christmas bucket a few months back (in March) and brought it home. Needless to say, A was a little confused at why I bought such a ridiculous, off-season item, but I had a vision. I have always wanted a very literal “flower bucket” since I saw one on Pinterest in a minimalistic Scandinavian home and this bucket was the perfect size. The awesome part is that shopping at Goodwill meant that this total D.I.Y. cost me about $3.25! Read one below for the suuuuper simple steps to make your own.



This is such a simple project I feel self-indulgent calling it a D.I.Y. tutorial! All you need to do is use a basic white paint that is OK to use on metal and paint over your bucket. You need to be sure that the bucket is totally clean and dry because otherwise the paint might have trouble adhering. Be sure to paint two coats with proper drying time in between (read your specific paint brand’s instructions for details).


OK now that your flower bucket is painted and dry, you need to add your phrase! There are actually two on my bucket (one per side) because I couldn’t choose. I just used regular old stickers for this part (nothing fancy) and they worked perfectly. I said “bloom” on one side and “flowers” on the other. The juxtaposition of the super straight-to-the-point phrases and the pretty flowers seems really fun to me. You can use fake flowers or real flowers to finish off the look and you can change them out to be seasonally appropriate for the whole year.


Be sure to check out Eco Flowers if you are considering buying some fake flowers that are not from the thrift store. This brand is awesome because they use all kinds of scrap materials to create their bouquets, from burlap to book pages!

Are there any D.I.Y.’s that you would like me to do a post on?

Anything specifically that you are after? Let me know in the comments!



  1. August 23, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Looking great, I love the flower buckets, they look so great even in modern interiors 🙂


    • Annie
      August 24, 2016 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks Olivia! 🙂

  2. Aimee
    August 29, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    It came out great!!! What type of paint did you use? Spray paint or brush on? Thanks!

    • Annie
      August 29, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks Aimee! I used brush on paint (making sure it was the metal adhesive kind). I personally like the texture, but you could use a metal friendly spray paint as well! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

    • Annie
      September 11, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      I hope you try it out Sophie 🙂

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