Wednesday, October 13, 2010

my challenge to myself

Come up with cute goodie 'bags' for Halloween, using only things in my house.  
I had an idea I wanted to try..can buckets.  
I found some empty cans (I even emptied a few expired things - don't judge).  
I made sure they were washed clean.  
The husband drilled holes near the top on each side.

I had my supplies ready.  
Cans, paper (cut to size), glue dots, pipe cleaner & tags (freebies online).

this is the only picture I have of my supplies...I'm sure you've seen them all before :)

The first bucket I made was a ghost...white card stock and some black circles (freehand) for eyes & mouth.  I chose a cute tag from Hello, Good Gravy!  
Lelan has the best stuff - check it out!! 
Attach the paper to the can with glue dots (double-sided tape would work).  
Add the eyes and mouth.
I completed my bucket by threading a pipe cleaner through the holes.  
*the edges may be sharp..make sure to flatten if you can.  Also, the end of the pipe cleaner may be sharp.  I twisted the ends several times to 'hide' the tips.*

My second bucket was just green with a cute tag from  Living Locurto

Here they are together...super cute & super inexpensive.

If you don't want to go through the trouble of drilling holes,
here's a super simple one.  
Orange card stock and a ribbon.
(I made this today as a quick treat for my aunt)

These are so versatile..
any occasion paper/ribbon/tags & you'll have a great goodie bucket 
(for very little $)

I'm linking up with:


Kelli @ RTSM said...

So cute! I have used cans to make pencil holders before, but I never thought to make treat buckets with them!

Melissa C said...

Super cute! Love that green. Great gift idea for office use too. Love your fab ideas/inspirations!

FrouFrouBritches said...

So stinkin' cute! Love the green one and love the orange and gingham ribbon too. I have a thing for black and white check. Thanks for the links too! Super cute idea and I have plenty of cans that are probably out of date. I really should clean out my pantry.

Amy said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it, might just have to make a few myself. :)

swankychicfete said...

cool! such a neat and inexpensive idea!

Erin said...

What a great idea! I love that they have a little handle for little hands! Great job!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Ahh! I love it! And great to see my printables in true action! :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Those are so cute! Love this idea!

IPOHC said...

These are sooo cute! I may have to give this a try. They would make adorable Valentine treat buckets as well!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Those are smart and cute and I love your tags. Dang, I've not been saving my cans. I save my glass jars but I just recycle these puppies. I'll have to rethink that!

Jana said...

Very clever. I love them.

Kelsey said...

So cute! I can't wait to try this with my boys! Came over from tatertots and jello

Jami said...

These are very cute and you have a lot of options for customizing. Love the little handles!

Anonymous said...

Making These For My Daughters Halloween Class Party. Cutting Out Pumpkin Faces Out Of Foam For Them To Glue On Themselves. Love It.

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