Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Buckets

Morning all!  I have a fun little project to share with you today!  I made these little Easter buckets for my two nephews.  I picked up the buckets for a $1 at Michael's, and had all of the other supplies at home, minus the candy :)

Here's a pic of the two buckets together.
I used my new Double Ended Banner Die from PTI and, after stamping on the banners, folded them in half and adhered them to the bamboo sticks to look like little flags.  I had tucked a bit of floral foam in the bottom of the bucket first so the sticks would have something to go into.

I also made this little tag for the handle of the buckets.  I didn't want anything too fancy, you know they are boys :)

Did you all have a nice weekend?  We bought a new blender Saturday, ours was going on 13 years old and after Mike made fruit smoothies the other night we decided it was DONE!  After talking with my mom, she told me that for maximum ice crushing power it's best to get one with more than 600 Watts.  We found one, on clearance for $29 that was 700 Watts!  We broke it in right Saturday with margaritas and let me tell ya, Mom was right.  That baby blended up that ice like no body's business!  (thanks Mom!)  Sunday we spent doing some spring cleaning and I ran some errands.  We're heading out the Royals game tonight, hoping for good weather!

Hope you have a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by today!

13 comments:

  1. Perfect! The double ended banner is fantastic for those flags. Thanks for inspiration - I might use my dies for something similar :)

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  2. very very cute! mmmm do i need the banner dies now?

    we are also looking for a blender-i too was making smoothies and our broke--

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  3. Adorable project. Margaritas sound wonderful. Hope you had fun at the game.

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  4. Those are very cute! I love looking through the dollar bins at Michaels, they have some great stuff.

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  5. adorable! i'm trying to come up with a cute bucket idea, too!

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  6. Your nephews will love the buckets you made for them...very cute! I need to get myself in gear and get my Easter gifts for my kids done....I've only got a couple days, Ash is heading for Vegas to spend Easter so I'd better get busy! Love your creations Becky!

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  7. Hmmm...Margaritas sound so good! Too bad it is so early in the day! Adorable buckets - love your creativity.

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  8. Good to know about the blender! Dh wants a new one I think.

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  9. So cute! Mine don't want baskets or buckets anymore, just the bag the candy comes in :0) Have a super day! Hugs!!!!

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  10. Those Easter Buckets are so cute.
    You are going to have 2 happy nephews ;)
    I have a tiny ice crusher, I should get that puppy out, I love crushed ice in my drinks :)

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