Aleene’s Happy Day Flower Basket by Tiffany Windsor

Happy Day Flower Basket by Tiffany Windsor

Tiffany Windsor transforms a plain white cardboard pail into a Happy Day Flower Basket.  It’s easy to decorate this pail with scrapbook paper and Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray. Alphabet letters spell out a happy sentiment! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s Happy Day Flower Basket YouTube video tutorial!


Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Celebrate-It ™ White Square Pail with ribbon (Michaels)
Scrapbook papers of your choice
Wood alphabet letters
Acrylic paint (to match scrapbook paper)
Paint brush
Rivets (optional only if letters have holes)
Embroidery floss
Wire (heavy gauge for handle)
Round nose pliers
Wax paper
Paper towels

1. Once you have selected the words you want on your pail, lay them side by side, face up on paper towel.

2. To create ombre painted effect, pour several drops of acrylic paint on wax paper. Thin paint slightly with water.  Brush paint along bottom edge of letters. Dilute paint with more water to create a lighter shade and brush along top of letters. Set aside to dry.

3. Remove ribbon handle from square pail.

4. Lay one side of pail down onto back of scrapbook paper. Trace around edge with pencil. Cut out and mark side of pail and back of paper with corresponding number. (Each side will be shaped slightly different so you will want to keep the pieces numbered.

5. Repeat tracing, cutting and numbering for each piece.

6. Working in a well ventilated area (I prefer to spray outside), lay your paper pieces, wrong side up on protected work surface. Spray with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray according to bottle directions.

7. Immediately glue each piece to each side of pail. Smooth and press to adhere firmly along all edges.

8. Use toothpick to punch through paper to re-open rivet holes.

9. Cut wire to desired length for handle adding approximately 2″ to each end for swirls.

10. Working from the inside out, insert one end of wire into first hole. Use pliers to swirl end of wire. Bend to shape handle and insert other end of wire into second hole. Use pliers to swirl end of wire. Adjust as needed.

11. Line up alphabet letters side-by-side over embroidery floss. Working one letter at a time, glue to embroidery floss with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

12. Lay pail on side. Lay words in place and glue ends of embroidery floss in place with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

13. Tie embroidery floss into small bows and glue in place with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

14. Fill small jar with water and arrange flowers.

P Happy Day Flower Basket by Tiffany Windsor

About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. -


  1. Beautiful

  2. Heidi – your projects never cease to amaze me – just called my hubby over to show him something you made and told him “her Mom invented tacky glue” – and she is a hard worker and makes awesome everything. you are one of my favourite diy’ers and crafter and etc.

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