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!
Visit thecsiproject.com
Pin It!

37 comments:

Kelly 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!

Heather (One Take On Life) 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 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! ; )

Anonymous 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!

LBB 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 :)

Jen @ EmbellishingLifeEveryday said...

Those are cute! Clear pails are so much fun.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & 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 Barrs 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!

Sugarplum Creations Blog 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 {Flamingo Toes} 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! :)

The Treasurista 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

Unknown 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 {heart} Nap Time 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!

Unknown 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

Anonymous 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

Christina @ 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!

Thanks!
Christina @ It's a Keeper
http://www.everydaytastes.com/
http://twitter.com/itsakeeperblog
http://www.facebook.com/ItsAKeeper

everyday products and more said...

those are great
newest follower from the hophttp://everydayproductsandmore.blogspot.com/

*Dream Weaver* said...

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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...