I hope you’re enjoying our new charming basics series that I’ll be posting once or twice a month. Since I’m so excited I thought we’d kick it off with two this week to get us started.

We are always on the lookout for galvanized metal buckets in various sizes. Their shiny silver finish coordinates with all kinds of party themes, so they get used time and time again. Perfect for corralling anything from candy to party activity supplies — AND they can also be inverted and used as pedestals.

Find metal pails at craft and home improvement stores, which usually stock a variety of options. When luck strikes, you can score galvanized buckets in the dollar bins (like the ones with the wooden handles shown below). The small, no-handle buckets are from IKEA and come in at just 79 cents.

Charming Basics: Galvanized Metal Buckets or Pails in various sizes

Galvanized Metal Buckets are Great for Parties!

A bucket collection will come in handy for more than just parties. Store them stacked in the laundry room or other handy place so they can be accessed on a whim. We use them to sort (and store) craft supplies, to group trinkets and toys from around the house and to collect misplaced accessories and nicknacks.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

One Comment

  1. This is a very good idea!!! I didn’t think Ikea had these. I always go to target in the dollar section. Good to know!!! :D

    Morgan Chaney    Friday, June 15, 2012

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