Dotted Heart Buckets

Dotted Heart Buckets

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 14th 2015

These tin buckets colored in Americana® Gloss Enamels are spot-on for Valentine's Day.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tape
    • #3/0 liner brush
    • plain white copy paper
    • pink and white tin buckets



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Draw a heart on piece of paper to fit the size of the bucket.
    2. Cut the heart out and attach it to the bucket front using a piece of rolled-up tape in the center of the heart.
    3. Holding the bucket with one hand, press the sides of heart pattern down onto the bucket.
    4. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot an Americana Gloss Enamel color around the edge of the paper heart.
    5. Once the first set of dots has created a heart shape, carefully remove the heart pattern from the bucket.
    6. Using the dotted heart shape as a guide, choose a second color and add a second set of dots inside the first heart.
    7. Repeat this process, changing color for each set of hearts.
    8. Allow to dry completely before using. (Overnight is best.)