Thursday, February 3, 2011

Buckets of Love

I mentioned a few weeks back that both Henry and Grant are escorting little girls in their elementary school pageant. Well apparently getting fun gifts at the pageant is half the fun...so I set out to find something fun for my two boys and their girls:) I've seen these cute clear paint buckets before in gift shops {and in our local gift shop that is sending gifts to the pageant}....but being the crafter that I am, I always think "I can make that for so much less than they are charging!"
So my quest for craftiness began {and ended} at Micheal's were I found these large buckets for $4.99 each. They also had a cute smaller size for around $3.
 I used my Cricut to cut a few initials and some small dots out of vinyl. {You could totally do this with scrapbook stickers if you don't have a cutting machine.} Then I filled the buckets with pretty shredded paper and some goodies: a teddy bear, an activity book, decorative pins, and just little bit of chocolate:)
 I decorated the top of the lid and tied a small ribbon on the washer attached to the handle. It took me a while to figure out that you use the washer to pop off the top of the bucket:)
 Here's another one using white vinyl. I think it kind of looks like a white M&M!
 And here is the boys' version...less colorful and no polka dots:) I think my boys will approve, especially since there will be a DS game tucked inside their buckets!
These would be SUPER cute for Valentine's Day full of fun heart shaped candy and toys with a pretty red or pink bow tied to the handle!
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37 comments:

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

These look AWESOME!! I haven't tried to cut vinyl with my Cricut yet...is it super easy? I always hear you talk about contact paper with vinyl and it intimidates me, LOL! I really need to go to a Cricut for Dummies class so I can use it to its full potential. My husband just smiles when I talk about my $300 paper cutter since it seldom gets used :)

Jules said...

I love these. I really need to get one of those Cricut. I've seen such amazing and cute stuff made with them.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Those look GREAT!!
I love those clear pails too :)
& so smart to attach the washer!

One Take On Life - Heather said...

I just love your creativity! Those simply are wonderful and I think I might have to try to get to Michaels! Wish I wasn't cooped up in the house today with a sick kiddo, otherwise I would go soon.
What section did you find these in?

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

beautiful! they are the cutest things. the vinyls look amazing... i think you have the coolest craft gadgets around! and just thinking about my boy having to escort a girl to anything or anywhere makes me scared. ha! i want to be his only girl forever! ; )

Nichol said...

These are super cute. Definitely fun gifts that little girls would love!

MommaD said...

I love this! And you know now that I am a Cricut wielding Momma I am on the lookout for ideas...will have to try these!

Simply Sara said...

That's such cute idea, love it!!!

{northern cottage} said...

what fun memories you're making...awesome crisp letting you chose!

Erin said...

These are so cute!!!

Ambrosia said...

Those are so cute!!! How have I not seen these awesome buckets? Wow, my mind is racing with ideas for those now!!!

mytreehousetreasures said...

Such a FuN idea! I think I found my teacher gift for this year!

Trisha said...

So super cute! I'll have to check out Michaels for those buckets. I don't know what I'll use them for yet, but I'll think of something :)

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Those are cute! Clear pails are so much fun.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I bet they are going to LOVE those!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Awesome!!! Those are so cute, Kelli. :) I love anything polka dot. :)

Darcie said...

Those are SO cool!!! Your creativity knows no bounds! Super, super cool!

Myya said...

SOOOOO CUTE! Your craftiness always amazes me!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww so adorable. I love buckets. :)

CM said...

Wow, they are awesome! This has to be one of my favorite crafts that I've seen you do. So cool!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

SO cute!!! And little girls in pageants?? Awwwwww!!!! You know how I feel about pageants ;)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! That is the cutest things EVER! Thanks for including where you bought the clear buckets. I absolutely LOVE them!!!

Dee said...

SUCH a great idea! These turned out great!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

These are really sweet! I love the big initials - and I like the look of the shredded paper inside - makes it look so fun!
~stopping by from Tatertots & Jello! :)

L said...

So Cute! Would love for you to add to my Thursday Treasure Party @
www.the treasurista.blogspot.com

Thanks,

The Treasurista
Finding and Creating FUN things...

AllieMakes! said...

This is Stinkin' Adorable! I love the Teddie in a can! Too cute!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Tiffani Rose said...

I am super new to your blog (like today) and I am super new to crafting (like last week) and I am absolutely in love with your buckets! They look so cute and so easy! I think I may try to make them for my kids for Valentine's!!! I am so excited to read through your blog and get more ideas!!!

Tiffani
thoughtsfromtiffani.blogspot.com

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

These buckets are so cute! I love them. It really makes me want a cricut!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

What a darling idea!! I’d love for you to link it up at I Heart Nap Time

Jill said...

What a great idea! I love the contrasting colour and clear initials on the side and lid! Fantastic!!

I'd love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:

http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Hope you have a lovely week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Carrie said...

I love those! I wonder if Hobby Lobby would have those buckets? You are so clever! I better get busy and find some of those, I would love to try that! Alex and Emily would love them too :-) Thanks for such a fun and super cute idea!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Cute & creative!! Please consider sharing your creativity with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S., link is open til Tues. evening. :)

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

littlewondersdays said...

Such a cute idea!

Jami said...

So cute!!! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/02/pretty-packages-party-6.html
Smiles!
Jami

It's a Keeper said...

Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

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Every Day Products & More said...

those are great
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*Dream Weaver* said...

I can think of several awesome fun things to use these little buckets for :)

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