As much as I hate to admit it, my brother's idea worked
This past weekend was our first event since Christmas. The first thing to sell, before we even finished setting up our booth was two out of three of the buckets we had painted up.
I'm not admitting this though. Dad can tell him. ;)
While the strawberry bucket hasn't sold quite yet, I have an order to make one in the same colors accept with a watermelon on it.