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Dollar Tree Buckets to Chic Decor

Dollar Tree Buckets To Chic Decor : Just Vintage Home

Chic decor? Am I stretching it? Maybe a little…. or maybe not? When I found these little, brightly colored buckets at the Dollar Tree, bells and whistles went off in my brain. A light bulb came on over my head. I had an idea I thunk up all by myself! Sort of. OK. Not really. I’ve seen many other tins and pottery done this way, but to my knowledge haven’t seen these – these particular buckets from the Dollar Tree. So I can almost say it’s my original idea. Right? Yeah. I know. That’s stretching things. I’m a such a copycat.

Dollar Tree Buckets

Let’s paint ’em white and put Vinyl numbers on ’em!

Dollar Tree Buckets To Chic Decor : Just Vintage Home

I sprayed them with white Rust-Oleum Protective Enamel

Next, I cut out some vinyl numbers with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine and stuck the numbers on the buckets. That’s it. Yer done. Of course you could stencil the numbers on or do an image transfer and if I do more, I’ll probably try those techniques, too. But I’m always looking for ways to use my Cameo. I’ve had it going on a year now and still can’t get over the coolness of it. If you don’t have one yet, maybe it’s time to buy one! Amazon usually has some pretty good prices.

Dollar Tree Buckets to Chic Decor : Just Vintage Home


Got a Silhouette die cutting machine you don’t know what to do with? Craftsy offers a class called Silhouette Savvy for $29.99, but they often put classes on sale.

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Squash Croquettes Recipe

Squash croquettes recipe just like the ones Morrison’s Cafeteria used to make.

1-1/2 lbs. yellow squash, sliced
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon butter
1-1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup cornmeal
Oil for frying

Cook squash with salt in small amount of water until tender. Drain well. Saute onion in butter until tender. Mash squash and add all ingredients, except cornmeal. Chill mixture. Form into oblong croquettes and roll in cornmeal. Fry in deep fat until light golden brown.