Today I’m sharing my first ever contributor post over at A Little Tipsy! I hope you’ll head on over and check it out and let me know what you think. It is one of my most favorite projects I’ve ever made. 🙂
After we had our 4th little boy, we had a hard time finding an Easter Basket to match the ones that we already had for our older boys, and sadly, he ended up using my girly one. I decided last year that I just wanted to use some colored buckets, they are after all, a little more fitting for boys. I found these bright colored ones for a good deal and picked them up. I intended on putting my boys names on them last year, so there would be no confusion as to who’s was who’s. Well, I never got it done last year, and they got put away. Well, I got them out early this year and I got those names put on them, and guess what! It took a whole 20 minutes to do it.
I jumped on to Cricut Craft Room and designed the names, using the Extreme Fonts cartridge. I got out some white vinyl and cut them out (I set my Cricut to blade depth 5 and pressure 2 for kiss cutting vinyl).
Putting vinyl on rounded items that are larger at the top than they are at the bottom, can be little bit tricky. I prefer to have them straight, and if you just stick them on then the ends of the words will be higher than the middle. I cut a slit in the middle bottom of each name (the five letter name I cut two slits, one on each side of the middle letter). Carefully lay the transfer tape down, making the ends of your word slightly lower than the middle, I just eyeball it to get it straight.
Then smooth them out really well. Make sure that you leave bumps/overlapping of the transfer tape where you cut it. Then peel your tape off.
Repeat for however many buckets you have and you are done!
I’m sure my boys will be excited when they see their buckets! This year we won’t have any confusion of who’s buckets are who’s after the Easter Egg hunts. 🙂
Rachel Rusticus says
Enjoyed this cheerful project!
Found you at the Winthrop Chronciles, would love if you’d visit me at Creatively Redeeming Her, http://www.creativelyredeemingher.blogspot.com.
Happy Easter fun:)
Made From Pinterest says
Very cute idea. I saw you at Seven thirty three blog party and it caught my attention.
Designed Decor says
Amy, visiting all the Snap blogs! I hope I get to meet you there! I love the buckets!
Marie bloominghomestead says
Awe, this is so cute! What a fun and easy idea. Thanks so much for sharing on Crafty Tuesday!
Bess Family says
Cute!! Where did u find the buckets?
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
Cute idea! Love the buckets!
Jess from What Does the Cox Say? says
Hey Amy, where’d you find the buckets? I am loving them!
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
Honestly, I think it was Reams. Random I know, but it was a couple of years ago…so I don’t know if they would have them now. They are great buckets, this is the 3rd or 4th year that we’ve been using them, and they are sturdy.