Monday, May 21, 2012
Pioneer Trek Part 4 - The Padded Bucket
We have to fit all of our belongings for Trek in these 5 gallon buckets. My husband was supposed to be in charge of the buckets. He bought them. Then he worked on them for a while and claimed finished. This is what I found.
Oh that is so cute. You actually think that the duct tape tag is going to cut it. hehe.
And on a related note, this whole "no pillow" thing was stressing me out a little. I figure I will go through a whole bottle of Advil, since I can't have a pillow. Well, I came up with a little solution. The Padded Bucket. I can sit on it softly around the camp fire, and sleep with it at night. I remember seeing these many years back when I lived in Utah for Girls Camp. But after searching around online, there weren't really any tutorials, So I made my own.
For more on why I need this pioneer stuff click here. For pioneer shirts click here For bonnets click here.
(1) 5 gallon bucket and lid (Mine are from Home Depot because I wanted the orange lid.)
1 fat quarter of fabric
hot glue and gun
First, I used this pressboard stuff I had in the garage. It was like $8 at Lowes for a HUGE sheet.
Using a compass, I made a circle that fit on the top of the lid. I cut it out with a jig saw. It was NOT a perfect circle. :) But I tried.
Next, I piled up the batting into a square on top of the wrong side of the fabric. I probably used 1/2 yard. I wanted it really cushy.
Place your *absolutely perfect* circle on top.
Now, hot glue the crap out of it and stick it on the lid (while your little child is rolling around in the excess batting.)
I added vinyl to mine to make it personalized.
And as a side note, my husband will NOT let me touch his bucket. He likes it with duct tape.
Linked today at: Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, Not Just a Housewife, Mommy by Day, Our Thrifty Ideas, Sugar Bee Crafts, Home Stories A to Z, At Home with K, Hope Studios, Rae Gun Ramblings, Lil Luna, Ginger Snap, Creations by Kara
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