As the holiday party invites start to roll in, you might be struggling to come up with a new hostess gift idea. These chalkboard painted buckets are a quick and easy way to throw together a unique gift basket that will fill the recipient with joyful scents and treats. I took half an hour and lined up a bunch of these metal paint cans to paint a stripe around the center.
When dry and seasoned I can grab one and write a personalized message. Then I’ll fill it with a candle, DIY scented room spray, a pillow case, lotion or soap dispenser, a gift card to Lowe’s and of course some Hershey’s kisses! If you have an eagle eye, you may have picked up that I used paint stirrers decorated with washi tape (or painted with chalkboard paint) to use as the gift tag.
- Metal paint buckets
- Paint stirrer
- Chalkboard Paint
- Foam Brush
- Allen & Roth decorative pillow cover (Red Hexagons, Black Medallions)
- Gift basket fillers: candles, chocolate, soap dispenser, DIY scented room spray, Lowe’s gift card, etc.
Paint a band of chalkboard paint with the foam brush. Let it dry and add a second coat.
After the paint has dried wait 24 hours. Season the chalkboards by rubbing a piece of chalk all over the band. Wipe off the chalk with a dry rag. Store the pails away until you need to grab one for a hostess gift.
Decorate the sides with a personalized chalk message. I like using Allen + Roth decorative pillow covers. It’s fun to either throw a cover onto an old pillow to dress it up for the holidays. Or the gift recipient can use the Lowe’s gift card to buy the pillow insert.
Need more hostess gift ideas? The Lowe’s Creative Idea bloggers have loads of ideas for you!
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Disclosure: As a #LowesCreator, I was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to purchase supplies for this post. I was not told what to write. All ideas and words are my own.