Thursday, February 2, 2012

Make A Bucket 'O Love

My neighbor, owner of the Etsy shop NancyK4u, and resident of Murfreesboro, TN, made me this cute craft bucket as a Valentine's Day Gift. I loved it so much, that I decided to blog about this, in case anyone else has bits and pieces of craft material to wrap up as rainy day craft packs. I think kids, in particular, would enjoy a themed kit of materials to create the day away.

Handmade Valentine's Craft Gift Bucket
Inside the bucket were various bundles of scrap fabrics on spools, twine, mini clothespins and colored string. There are many things you could do with these materials, such as make homemade Valentine's Day cards, but the first things I did were use the items to make a tiny, decorative bunting and to wrap a plain bar of soap that I made, for a more festive appearance. I plan to glue the red burlap around the outside of mason jars for a decorative pencil jar. These supplies could also be useful for making collages or scrapbooking.

The pictures below are examples of the items in the gift bucket and some quick projects I made with the craft supplies. So, next time you have leftover string, buttons, paper shapes, fabric, and other materials, you can always group the odds and ends together in inspiration packs, put them in a cute container, and have an original gift for a crafty friend or and emergency kit for bored kids. Thanks for the gift, Nancy!

Spools of Fabric

Twine and Mini-clothespins

Bunting to Hang

Wrapping a Bar of Soap

Castille Soap All Wrapped Up

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Clare! I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of a bucket of fun than you!!