Monday, July 20, 2009

Crazy Candy Wrapper Buckets

[Giveaway Closed, Thanks everyone!]

The kids needed a new bucket for their crayons. The old plastic Willy Wonka lunch bucket from Sea World could only hold up so much longer. I wanted something fun and different. I [re]cycled tootsie roll wrappers, this is what I came up with...

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I love how crazy it turned out. I was going to do a tutorial but I forgot to take pictures as I did it. It's o.k. though, you can make one too, it was sooo easy. You'll need:

a bucket (any size)
brush
mod podge
candy wrappers (enough to cover the bucket)

My bucket was from the dollar spot at Target. I just unwrapped all the candy and then tore the ends of the wrapper off. Then, brushed on some mod podge, big enough to hold a wrapper. Applied a little more and added another wrapper. Work your way all the way around the bucket overlapping wrappers until it's all covered. Then apply one or two more coats of mod podge and let it dry.

Then I double knotted ribbon around the handle. I think I used 7 different kinds of ribbon. So fun. Be creative, you could use a fun bucket like this for anything.

*put the unwrapped candy back in the bucket as a party favor or table setting at a shower or party.
*holding hair ribbons or bows
*a perfect bucket to hold a small gift for a friend


My sister made one with starbust candy and it was cute as well. Tiff send me a picture of your finished product.

If you like this super fun bucket, you're in luck because I made an extra one. (made from tootsie roll wrappers but it still looks a little different) Leave me a comment and I'll have the kids draw one lucky winner Wed, July 29!

40 comments:

Cheryl said...

So cute! You are so creative...wishing I had that talent!

Buscando la Luz said...

You're amazing, Shawna! I'll take one of those!! :-)

The Gooding Family said...

Now that looks like something I could do...but how cool if you picked my name!! :)

Kris said...

How cool are you!? I so wish that I was creative like this. I'm good at following directions, but no creative inspiration comes out of this brain. So, because I'm so lame & you're so awesome, you should draw my name to win your super cool prize! (A little flattery can't hurt, right?)

Sue said...

So I am the mom and I didn't know this blog even existed but this is way cute!! I believe you can do whatever you set your mind too. I envy you as you definitely got the craft talent form the Gardner side of the fam as did your sisters!!! Love the preciously cute pail but don't want influence you on your decision on who should get it (kissy kissy)!!!!!!

Mama Megs said...

You're so crafty! I love all your ideas :)

Ben said...

Is it truly [re]cycling if you bought the tootsie roll bag just for the wrappers and continued to throw away all the candies? That sounds like the opposite of recycling to me!

Cute bucket, anyway. I hope I win the drawing! (fingers crossed)

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Bizzy Bee said...

OMGoodness...that is the cutest idea! We are a candy family so saving wrappers would not be a problem ;) What a fun way to wrap up a gift! Thanks for sharing!

The Zeller Family said...

Cutest EVER!! I Love this idea!! I just keep thinking of how many different kinds of candy I love and how many buckets I could make!!!

Kellie said...

That is such a cute idea and easy and "tasty" too ;) I have a feeling my kids wouldn't mind helping me make this one. Great party favor ideas and a great Halloween candy holder!

Shana said...

Oh My! What a FUN idea!! I am hopping over from Bizzy Bee Creations! I hope I win!

Michelle said...

So cute, creative and fun! Love it! and love your blog..definitely adding you to my follow list.

B said...

I'm a tootsie roll-aholic! I will start saving my wrappers, and I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Adorable! I love it! Please enter me in your giveaway!

The Burns Family said...

What a cute idea - my mind is racing with some new neighbor gifts I need to make, so this is a perfect container for them.

Thanks!

Anne said...

that is so cute!! I would give this away as a VT gift... hope I win! anne molino at hotmail dot com

Annie said...

Really cute!!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Oh that is the most adorable idea ever!! You are very creative... and I am new to your blog! Can't wait to read about your other creative creations!

Funky Frog Designs said...

Such a cute idea. I can't wait to make one! Thanks for sharing!

The Haban Family said...

CUTE!!!

Blessings, Casey said...

I love it! And candy too! Such a cute idea!

Stef said...

Adorable idea!! Would make a great Bucket for a gift too!

Erica Wyatt said...

I love this, and would make it, but I know mine wouldn't be this cute.

lauralquinton said...

I found your site through another site and I must say that I'm super duper excited and will be back to visit often!! Your bucket is SO cute. Thanks for posting where you got the bucket because if I don't win, I know where to get the stuff to make my own. LOVE IT. Super cute!!

Thanks!!

Laura

Lori said...

I just found your blog. This bucket is adorable.

Cathy said...

If you knew how I have to hide my Tootsie rolls from my 11 yr old you'd know this was perfect for me. LOL

J.Olsen said...

LOVE it!
Thanks for the giveaway!

heicoc said...

That is too cute! My kids would love one...they would be cute if there was a couple of them close pinned onto a rope to hold hair items in my little girls room!

Kelly, Carrie, Kylie and Zachary said...

Carrie Ovard

This is such a cute idea and I would love to win it. I am a school teacher and my class loves tootsie rolls. This would look great sitting on my desk.

caovard@yahoo.com

Misty said...

Super cute idea!! I'd LOVE to win this!!

Jamie said...

Very cute! Love the idea, can't wait to try it on my own!

Michie said...

Very cute! I think it'd make a cute gift filled with tootsie rolls!

Angie said...

So cute!! you are talented AND beautiful :D

Connie Babe said...

i love it! i'm so doing these...

Kelly said...

Oh my cute! Making a starburst one for sure! So I need a tootsie roll one now (hint hint:)

MandyMoo said...

So cute! Send one to me :)

Lorraine Vasquez said...

You are soooooooooo talented! I'm a teacher and wish I got this tootsie roll bucket as a gift! I love it! Thanks you for posting the directions.

~Lorraine
http://vasquezfrogs.blogspot.com

Ali said...

This is adorable!! And I LOVE tootsie rolls!!! What a great idea!

Ali

Patty said...

The kids would love to make these- such a cute idea- and would be great as birthday or Christmas gifts! I can't wait to make some! Would love to win this one to get started :) Thanks for the idea!