Trailer Trash Bucket


So I happened upon this funny idea for a trash bucket for my R.V. and couldn’t resist making it.

We always seem to have a collection of empty buckets with us,

for trash, recycling and pinecones…. so why not decorate them? Right?

Supplies Needed:

Bucket from the bakery at the store (Free)

sketch paper

permanent markers

stickers, letters, outdoor paint


It started with a blank canvas.


Sketched a few ideas. Some made it, some not…. figured out simpler lines were easier on a round surface.


Used a little goo gone to remove the bakery sticker. Washed the bucket inside and out.


I outlined the trailer with a marker, and if you put the original inside the bucket,

and hold it up to the light, you can trace it onto the front of the bucket with the marker.

I figured out that an ink pen just wouldn’t write on this surface.


Kinda like a coloring book page, put the bold lines down first, then add the details later.


I did cheat a little bit, used scrapbook letters for the “Trailer Trash” and some tiny pinecone stickers too.


Traced a cutout of a moose kissing a moose….think I’ll add a heart between their noses.

You can decorate in any style that suits your decor. The next one will have some bears on it.

As Always, Enjoy!!



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