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Thursday, October 15, 2009

{personalized treat buckets}

When I was thinking about how I could jazz up my girls' Halloween buckets, (I'm always looking for a good reason to use ribbon), when I stumbled across some empty ice cream buckets. It was meant to be! They are sturdy, have great handles, and are the perfect size for all those Halloween treats.

How fun to also make one that says "treats", and use it for the container used to pass out treats at your door!

I LOVE the way they turned out, and it cost me around $4 to do both of them (not including the buckets).

Trick-or-treat Bucket

  • empty ice cream bucket, with a handle
  • felt (I used 2 of the felt squares you can buy at Michael's, etc. for each bucket)
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon, about 5-6 yards per bucket
  • foam stamps
  • craft paint


1. Using the hot glue gun, apply the felt to the bucket. Trim where necessary.

2. Add ribbon to the top and bottom of the bucket, covering up the felt edges, and the top rim.

3. Tie ribbons along the handle.

4. Stamp desired name on the front.

There you have it--the most adorable treat buckets ever!

Other fabulous ideas?
  • Valentine's Day bucket
  • Easter basket
  • organizing toys, art supplies, etc.

Happy Halloween!

*See this project featured on HERE!


Blogger Char said...

HOLY CRAP those are cute! And stamps? Who knew?

October 15, 2009 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Char said...

And I'm totally telling my blog readers to check these out.

October 15, 2009 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I LOVE THIS! Thanks to Char for sending me over :)

October 15, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man, I just threw away an ice cream bucket! I suppose I could recycle an old Easter one?? These are too cute. I'm visiting from Crap I've Made. Thanks for the tutorial!

October 15, 2009 at 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA, this would work for Easter, too, now that I think of it! Too cute.

October 15, 2009 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

So cute! I will be linking your tutorial to my blog tomorrow! Love your blog!

October 15, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I didn't know you had this cute blog--love those buckets. (I would definitely eat more ice cream to make one ; )

I'm putting this blog in my reader so I know when you post.

October 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Kari @ Ucreate said...

DARLING!! I will so be featuring these soon!

October 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

Another use for ice cream buckets to store frozen blueberries and raspberries in...this way you can just scoop out what you need!!! Love the buckets!!!

October 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

totally cute... these are the gallon sized plastic buckets, right?

October 15, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Alissa, yes, although one of them is a little bigger than that. They both used about the same amount of materials though.

October 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Just found your blog through crapivemade and I'm IN LOVE with these projects! Thanks for your blog!! SO excited to look through al of these fun projects!

October 15, 2009 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I also found your blog from crapivemade and LOVE this tutorial. I have thinking about what kind of trick or treat bag my little one would carry this year. Plus I have an excuse to eat ice cream!

October 15, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Angela (from Coupon Makeover) said...

I came over from crapivemade and WOWZA! I have a TON of these buckets that I use for storage for the kids crayons, army men, blocks, etc.

Instead of putting a name on them - I could label them for the to decide what colors (I think I will do it to match their rooms!)

October 16, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Angela (from Coupon Makeover) said...

I just featured you on my site -

LoVe It!!!!

October 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger jenjen said...

That is sooo cute. I love it. So creative!


October 17, 2009 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger TheFancyFritter said...

OH MY! What a great idea! My hubby just recently just bought a huge tub of ice cream last weekend and I got on to him for buying so much, but now I'm excited b/c I can try out this craft!! LOL Thanks for posting!

October 17, 2009 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Us Simple Girls said...

Me too... me too! I ditto what everyone else said, and jumped right on my chance to try this out. Come take a look and see what you think! :)

Thanks for sharing such a sweet idea!

October 17, 2009 at 2:18 AM  
Blogger Price is Right said...

What a cute idea! I love it! I'm always looking for cute ideas of things to make! You are so creative I love it!

October 17, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger The Girl Creative said...

I just found you on U Create. What a neat idea. :) I'm adding you to my blogroll. Come check it out!

October 18, 2009 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

these are darling!

October 21, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger sherri said...

I've actually got a few of these buckets! I didn't really want my husband to buy a big bucket of ice-cream, but now I'm glad he did! Hahaha! Thanks for idea!

October 24, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Love your blog! I just posted my version of the treat buckets on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

October 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger said...

Just found you and I am so glad I did!
I LOVE this idea!

October 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger kmellana said...

I found you via Char over at Crap I've Made. I love these buckets!! I decided to give it a try. Check it out and let me know what you think!!

October 29, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
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Blogger Angela Cooling said...

Super cute!!! I am going to have to share this great idea with some of my peeps!!!

August 30, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I love this bucket! I'm going to feature it if that's okay in a few weeks on my baby blog.

kathryn (baby blog) (craft blog)

September 16, 2011 at 5:26 PM  

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