In a previous post, I shared a new little bucket I had purchased from Tai Pan Trading. I thought it would be fun to outfit the little guy with some charming lettering fit for the outdoors. I hope you enjoy the post!
First, I began by deciding what I wanted to write on the bucket. Here is where I utilized my very, very, very rusty high-school/two-semesters-in-college French.... (almost twenty years ago, oh no! Did I say rusty?) I decided to use 'Jardin des Fleurs,' which translates roughly to garden of flowers or flower garden (please correct me if not). I used a photo editor to create the graphic below.
Notice it is backward. It is crucial to print it this way because when you transfer the image, it will transfer the image from left to right correctly.
Tape waxed paper onto a standard-sized sheet of printer paper. Make sure it is completely flat with no excess, ripples, or bulges before folding over and taping down.
**Trial and error tip: I only tape two sides, otherwise, it causes a paper jam because the paper is too
thick with the tape to be fed through the machine. Trim the open sides to fit the size of the paper.
In my HP machine, I fed the paper in with the waxed paper side facing upward.
**Trial and error tip: I printed using only fast-draft quality ink. When I printed the image with best
quality, it tends to run because the wax paper is very slick, and as it is fed through the machine, it
Very quickly after printing, place the image onto the metal, and using a flat edge like a ruler or credit card, firmly move over the image while holding it steady in place. You must do this very fast, because the ink dries quickly.
There are some small imperfections, but I rather like them. If you do have a mishap and need a do-over (I speak of course from experience, ha-ha), a baby wipe or paper towel with alcohol will clean it up.
Voilà! The perfect little receptacle for your garden tools,