Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello Kitty Bucket

When my husband brought home this Ace Hardware bucket, I quickly asked if I could have it. I thought it would be the perfect receptacle for my little bits of trash that I usually sweep into a grocery bag that I have on the floor of my craft room.  Yeah, I know, "tacky" and it really gets in the way, too.  My plan was to attach a cup hook to the bottom side of my desk and hang this bucket...perfect right?  Ah, but it lacked craftiness.  I spied the Hello Kitty duct tape from Ben Franklin Crafts that I bought without knowing what I'd do with it.  It was simple work to wrap the HK duct tape around the bucket. I stretched the tape a little and smoothed it as I went along but there are a few wrinkles because the bucket it not really straight-sided. Oh well, it's only a glorified trash can.  Even so, I didn't want it to be so plain and therefore, I glued on some Hello Kitty chipboard pieces (available at BFC).  The HK pieces were glued on with Fabr-Tac and taped in place while they dried (I didn't have the patience to hold them in place).  I am pleased with my new Hello Kitty trash bucket and thought you might like to make one too.  Perhaps you can use yours to store children's craft supplies or as a shower caddy for your favorite dorm student.  (There are boy-themed duct tapes at Ben Franklin Crafts, too.)  If you do plan to make a shower caddy bucket be sure you decorate with waterproof stickers....perhaps spell out a name with letter stickers.  You can easily make dozens of these (perhaps in a mini-size) for party favors at a nominal cost.  Hope you liked this idea; visit this site again for another peek into my imagination.

6 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Now that is what I call being creative Lynn... How cute is this idea... I think I will have to go and buy this HK duct tape and create something like this for some party favors.... TFS - you are da best!!!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOW Lynn, you are sooooo clever. What a fantastic idea. You sure turned a plain 'ol bucket into an adorable one. Have a great week.

Annette said...

did someone say HELLO KITTY....this is adorable..what a fun idea. I have some of this tape and i might just have to try this...thanks for sharing...awesome idea.

Joy said...

Cute idea, Lynn! I bet the other golfers didn't craft their buckets with Hello Kitty!Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Oh, it sure brightened up the bucket and turned it into a cute one! Love it!!!

eunice said...

cute, cute, CUTE!!!! Love when creativity leads us to something really useful! Okie dokie...heading to BF this weekend to get me some HK tape now that I have a real good reason to buy it!!!