Monday, June 27, 2011

What to do with a Wash Tub Besides the Wash

I received an 8 gallon galvanized round wash tub in the mail from Red Hill General Store Bucket Outlet and thought us some fun uses for it.  Like Bobbing for Apples at a party.
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Or making an outdoor decoration out of it by adding some water, candles and flowers.


And then I thought... why not fill it with ice and drinks for an outdoor get-to-gether???

But I needed some way to label the tub so guests knew for sure where to get their drinks.  A quick trip to the craft store and I bought some cut out wooden letter, paint and a magnetic strip.
I painted the letters and cut the magnet stip to match the length of the letter.
Then I pulled the sticky part off the back of the magnet and pressed it firmly to the letter.
Then placed the magnets on the galvanized metal tub.
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Now everyone knows where to get their drink on at and the letters easily come off so the tub can be used for other things.

If you would like to WIN your own Galvanized Tub please head over to the Real Farmwives of American & Friends Blog where they are giving one away this week thanks to Red Hill General Store Bucket Outlet.

This post was linked to; Made By You Monday and Metamorphosis Monday.

Please note Red Hill General Store did provide me with this tub, but the photos and ideas shared about this tub are my own. 

16 comments:

Megan said...

So that's what you made when you got crafty last week. Very cute!

Rachel @ The Lazy Christian said...

So clever!

Lana said...

LOVE the magnet idea; it can take on a life of its own! Great post!

LV said...

I know all about these style tubs. We did not use them for any of these purposes. We washed our cloths and took baths in them.

Red Hill General Store said...

So glad you found so many uses for your wash tub! Love the Drinks magnets!

The Durrer Family said...

I love the blue! I similar tub that I love to use as a beverage container for get togethers. I like to tie a raffia bow on one side. They're so simple to dress up for any occasion.

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Liz @ Two Maids a Milking said...

Love the letters!!

Marybeth @ AlarmClockWars said...

I so love the magnet idea! Farmwives sure are creative! :)

Jen said...

the letters are so cute! The floating candles are really neat too!

Leontien said...

Great idea about the letters!!! And yes if they are easy to take off you can use it for several different parties or occasions!!!

BUT i liked the flower and candle idea too!

Leontien

ann said...

You could also keep the birdseed in it to keep the mice out Love the letters

shopannies said...

I really like this

Jent said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the letters!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

LOVE the magnet idea!!

BigD said...

Great idea to use the magnets.
I've been wanting a big tub for quite a while--I have some linens I want to dye another color, and I think that would be ideal.