Bunny Bum Easter Buckets

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I don’t know about you, but when I find a great deal on craft supplies, I pick them up. I always feel great that I am saving money, but then I get to a point when I am overwhelmed with the amount of supplies I have accumulated. That is when we hold “crafting marathons” at our house. The kiddos and I grab a bunch of supplies and spread out on the table and create until our creative juices run dry. 😉

That is exactly what I did for this project.

I needed to come up with something for handing out Easter goodies this year. I knew I had a lot of supplies, so I challenged myself to only use what I had on hand. After a little brainstorming and a lot of trial and error, I think these bunny buckets are just what the Easter goodies need.

To make one of these bunny buckets, I used:

  • small galvanized bucket (I got them on clearance last year at Target)
  • Styrofoam ball
  • brown, jute twine from The Dollar Tree (I love brown and gray bunnies)
  • cotton ball
  • adhesive scrapbook paper
  • white foam
  • toilet paper roll
  • hole punch
  • hot glue gun
  • steak knife
  • green Easter grass
  • green tissue paper
  • scissors

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DIY Lucky Clover Sign

DIY Lucky Sign

Happy St. Patrick’s Day My Crafty Spot readers! This is Lindsay from My Creative Days back again with another DIY sign idea (I promise, I do not have “signage” all over my house). 🙂

This sign idea came to me while shopping the valentine clearance at Target a few weeks ago. I am a big fan of shopping after the holidays. Not only am I saving a lot of money, but so many times, I find items that I can use for other times of the year. This DIY lucky sign is a perfect example of that.

I found these wood trays on clearance for $1.99 each. Their regular price was $19.99!

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To start making these hearts look less “valentine” and more “lucky”, I painted the pink trim, green.

DIY Lucky Sign

Then, I painted the inside of the hearts with black, chalkboard paint. When three hearts are put together, they make a clover!

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To make the stem of the clover, I drew the shape on paper and Hubby traced it on wood and cut it out.

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All You Need Is Love – DIY Wood Panel Heart

There are so many sayings and words out there that really string a cord with me. I love simple words that come together to make a HUGE statement. One of the sayings that has caught my attention lately is: “All you need is love.” I think there is so much truth to this. So many times you find yourself focusing on what you don’t have or what you think you want more of, but if you have love, everything else is just icing on the cake.

So, I decided to make this saying prominent in our home with a sign.

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When I thought about the words, a big heart made from horizontal pieces of wood came to mind.

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We had a thin piece of wood left over from another project that worked perfect.

I didn’t want the horizontal pieces to match in size. I thought a more “organic” look (something not so universal) would look better. So, Hubby cut the wood at different widths – ranging from 2″ to 4.5″.

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