Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
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flamingo towel bucket

If you’re thinking about sprucing up your bath or even your pool deck then this adorable towel bucket is the cutest way to add a little color and fun to your summer décor! We’ll show you how easy it is to make, with a flamingo stencil and a bit of paint!
Step 1
First, fasten a long strip of painter’s tape all the way around the top of the galvanized bucket, about ¾"-1" below the rim. Repeat to add a second border of tape around the bucket’s bottom, about ¾"-1" above the bottom edge. 
Step 2
With your brush, paint the top edge of the bucket, above the tape, with Pink Dahlia paint, and let it dry. Add another coat or two until the paint coverage is opaque. Repeat this step to paint a pink band around the bottom edge of the bucket, below the second border of tape.

TIP: As you work, remember to let the paint dry between coats.
Step 3
Choose the stencils you like best from the flamingo-themed set and stick them onto the front of the bucket. Take a minute to make sure they’re centered. 
Step 4
Use a stenciling sponge to paint onto each stencil. Here’s how: Dip your Spouncer™ into a puddle of paint, then brush off a little of the excess. Using quick up-and-down motions, dab the brush onto the open part of the stencil design, working from the edges inward. Keep going until the design’s completely covered with paint. Carefully peel away the stencil and let the paint dry. 
Step 5
Finally, let’s add some polka dots! Find a pencil with a brand-new eraser and dip the eraser into a puddle of Granny Smith paint. Press the flat end of the eraser onto the pink band at the top of the bucket to make your first polka dot. Now, repeat until you’ve added a row of dots all around the bucket’s top and bottom bands, then let the paint dry.
 
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