Creations, Holiday Bucket Decoration


Mardi Gras decorations can be spotted everywhere along the Alabama Gulf Coast.   The stores are full of wreaths, masks, and beads…jesters and feather boas…everywhere you look there is purple, gold and green…

I wanted to make a Mardi Gras decoration for my entry, not a wreath but something that would stand up to the coastal winds and salty air…something that would be heavy enough to sit on the porch…





I’m already thinking of ways I can easily transform this for Easter…  🐇



bucket pumpkins



I made these “pumpkin” buckets for the fall and they worked great, but after a while in the salt air, the paint was peeling and they needed a makeover





I had some purple latex paint from Colorful Doors, and even though the color was lavender, I felt it might work once decorated




I filled the bucket with crunched up golden yellow mesh




A wire wreath form fit the top perfectly




Some ribbon loops






I found this cool mask for $5 at Walmart!


mardi gras centerpiece


I added an ornament necklace, a purple saxophone  [more Walmart] and began weaving mardi gras beads through the wreath wire form




More beads




A fleur de lis




All set


mardi gras bucket


mardi gras mask




harlequin mask


Mardi gras decor


Mardi gras entry


Bring on the moon pies!

Juicy Details

By removing the beads and Mardi Gras things, and changing out the ribbon, it will be easy to transform this into an Easter decoration.  I can add a bunny, eggs and other Easter or spring items.  A fast and easy project that can be used as a centerpiece, indoor or outdoor decor.   All you need is a vessel and something to fill it up with, use your imagination and try using what you can find around the house, the sky’s the limit!

Materials list:

galvanized bucket or flower pot

colored mesh

colorful ribbon

wired wreath form [optional]

foil garland, ornaments, masks, figurines, dried fruit, flowers, toys

pipe cleaners or wires for securing decorations

You can see more Mardi Gras ideas on my Pinterest board here


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17 Responses to “Creations, Holiday Bucket Decoration”
  1. Lynn says:

    That turned out neat! No Mardi Gras at Walmart here in the land of Cheese Steaks-enjoy:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Your Mardi Gras decoration is perfect and so creative for your doorway Jenna! So festive with beads, mesh ribbon and fleur de lis! Your Walmart must have a much better selection of items than ours given your location to laissez les bons temps rouler 🙂

  3. Jenna, We don’t really see any Mardi Gras decor up here so I am enjoying yours! Very clever to transform the pumpkin buckets~~looking forward to seeing the bunny version! Linda

  4. Liz Mackie says:

    Very nice – so much talent there 

  5. Very cute, Jenna! We’re going to St. Charles Ave. for a parade tonight, and next Saturday is the Endymion Ball. Bring on Mardi Gras!

  6. This is really clever! Great color choice on the bucket. Fabulous mask too.

  7. Jenna, what a great welcome to your home! I see very little Mardi Gras decor in NE AL, but I am enjoying yours! Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Emily says:

    This is adorable Jenna. I love how easily you can change it up for Easter or other projects. Enjoy your time at the beach………

  9. Sandra Garth says:

    This is so creative and thanks for the inspiration! I can always find great ideas for every holiday here.

  10. I remember your buckets from Halloween! This one is brilliant! I love celebrating Mardi Gras, even if it is just a small dinner like we are doing this year. I hope you stop by and check out my Mardi Gras tablescape! I was so tickled with the fabric I found for the table. This would make a great centerpiece, too! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story.

  11. JESS44903 says:

    Everything looks so pretty. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. This Mardi Gras bucket turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

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