I have been in an outdoor mood lately. Last year because of health reasons I wasn’t really able to do as much yard work/gardening as I wanted to. This year I’m LOVING the warm weather and being outside with the kids.
I have been trying to figure out a way to keep all my gardening things together, I don’t like to have to hunt for my things, but I don’t have a lot of space to keep things either.
So this is what I came up with.
The Gardening Bucket. It’s cute, you can keep all your gardening tools inside, and the best part is it has a padded seat.
You can make one for yourself or as a gift for the garden lover in your life.
You may also need some ribbon if you would like to go around the lid, and something to stuff the seat with.
First you cut on of the fat quarters of fabric in half. Then you “paint” on outdoor Mod Podge. I used a foam brush to paint on the outdoor Mod Podge. I had never used Outdoor Mod Podge before, I was a little surprised at how thick it is but it works amazingly well. The outdoor Mod Podge will seal the fabric and make it wipe-able when it gets dirty.
Then smooth the fabric over the Mod Podge, working all the creases and and air bubbles out. One half of the fat quarter will cover about half of your bucket.
After you get the fabric smooth paint on a thin layer of Outdoor Mod Podge. Let that dry for a least 20 minutes.
Next trace around the lid of your bucket on the other fat quarter of fabric. I chose a heaver canvas fabric for the lid/seat. I think it will hold up a little better.
Then using a hot glue gun glue down the fabric on the upper lip of the lid. DO NOT wrap the fabric around the under edge of the lid, you want the lid to still be able to fit on the bucket.
Go all the way around until you have a small opening left, and then stuff the “seat” with Polly Fill or an old pillow. You might have to fold over some of fabric at toward the end.
Wyatt really likes how soft it is. However I didn’t like how the edge of the fabric looked, so I took some 2 inch wide ribbon and hot glued it around the edge of the lid. Then I covered the lid and ribbon with a thin layer of Outdoor Mod Podge. I let that dry overnight, you may want to cover the entire thing in another think layer of the Mod Podge. Let that dry over night.
Now you have a place for all gardening tools and gloves.
You can even take the lid and use it to kneel on while you weed your garden, or put it on the bucket to make a little stool.
How cute is that?!? I love the way it turned out.
So are you done with your planting yet this year? If you have any questions let me know in the comments.