Patriotic Stars and Stripes Picnic Set

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Picnic Set

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 10th 2015

Celebrate the Fourth with some American ingenuity by turning galvanized tubs into a festive picnic set.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • burlap ribbon
    • hot glue gun
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #6 flat brush
    • #1 liner brush
    • masking tape
    • small chip brush
    • wooden stars
    • E6000 Glue
    • galvanized tubs


    1. Use a paper towel and rubbing alcohol to wipe the tubs clean.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use masking tape to mask off stripes.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint the stripes alternately Lipstick and Cotton Ball using a 3/4" flat brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a chip brush and Cotton Ball to lightly dry-brush over the stripes.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use E6000 to glue the burlap ribbon around the tub.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint five wooden stars in varying sizes in True Blue and 10 in varying smaller sizes in Lipstick. Using a small chip brush, lightly dry-brush over the stars in Cotton Ball.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the center portion of the smaller bins in Cotton Ball and use a #1 liner brush with Lipstick to add detail lines.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Using a #6 flat brush, paint the top and bottom stripes of both smaller bins in True Blue.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use a small chip brush to lightly dry-brush over the True Blue stripes.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Decorate by adhering the wooden stars to the small tub with E6000. (Refer to photo for placement.)