Now that Christmas is behind us (I hope yours was fabulous by the way), we’re gearing up for New Year’s! As a #LowesCreator, my challenge this month was to “set the mood for a sparkly New Year’s celebration”. Hmmm…I don’t normally decorate for New Year’s (we usually always still have all of our Christmas decor still up), but we almost always have a little family fun time. In recent years past (post having the kiddos), New Year’s celebrations usually include some sort of family game night, fun appetizers/dips, and some various fun drinks. So, what a better celebration item than a year-customized sparkly New Year’s party drink bucket?! When “sparkle” gets thrown around, I immediately think of something glittery. I’d seen some of my fellow #lowescreator bloggers finding some awesome Valspar glitter spray paint. Alas, my two local Lowe’s have yet to carry it. So, I improvised with some other Valspar spray paint & glitter! To make your own New Year’s party drink bucket, you’ll need just a few simple supplies:
Metal Bucket (found in the paint area at Lowe’s)
Metal house numbers (found at Lowe’s for less than $1.50/number)
White Spray Paint
Glitter (if you don’t have glitter spray paint)
Ribbon (I used sparkly gold)
*If you find a good glitter spray paint, you could even spray paint the entire bucket to give it some extra sparkle. I decided to just make the numbers sparkly though. By getting the numbers this year, you’d only need to spend an extra $1 or so for the next few years to customize it for each New Year’s.
Completing the project is super easy! The longest part is just waiting for the spray paint to dry! To complete your customized New Year’s party bucket, you’ll want to just lay out the house numbers & spray paint them. You can really use any color, but I wanted white with white & gold glitter. I thought that would pop a bit more against the silver bucket. To glitz up the numbers, I spray painted them white and immediately put on a generous helping of white & gold glitters. Note–if you’re doing it this way, mix your glitters first. I had two different bottles and different colors stuck better in different places (hence the uneven look). Or, of course, you can save a step if you can find a good glitter spray paint! And, if you’re metal bucket is shiny at all, you’ll probably want to paint both sides. Once dry, just lace some ribbon through the nail holes on the numbers & tie them to the handle part on the bucket. Once the “2013” numbers are attached, just add in ice and your favorite New Year’s drinks! Then, let the New Year’s celebrating begin!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network and receive a Lowe’s gift card to complete my projects. They are providing the $75 gift card for the giveaway. However, all ideas, opinions, & experiences are entirely my own.