Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Personalized Halloween Buckets and Bags

The last couple months, I haven't been working as much at my sister's preschool and daycare, and so I've actually been at home more, yet I feel like I have less time... to craft, to blog, to watch tv even. It's crazy! But I am enjoying being at home more. :) I've begun babysitting an 18 month old boy. Maybe him on top of a 22 month old is why I have less time... hmmm! No really I am enjoying that too! He and Caden are so much fun together!

So I "personalized" some Halloween buckets and bags last week and then kinda advertised on Facebook that I would be selling some, and I am so very excited to say that I have had several orders! Thanks to my sister and a friend of ours for helping get the word out!! I thought I would share my little project with my blogging friends.

I did these with little trick or treaters in mind, but I've thought of a few other ideas that I like:
  • Instead of a name, I could do "Happy Halloween" and use it as a candy dish or snack bowl to hold chips, pretzels, crackers, etc or even ice and drinks! It would be especially cute at a Halloween party!
  • Or instead of a child's name, I thought of using a family/last name and the year and filling with candy for trick or treaters that come to visit. Or just filling with candy and setting on a table to snack on.

This first bucket is one I made for Caden for trick or treating... buuut I found I like the ones at the end of this post (You'll see!) a lot too, so I may change my mind. This bucket has two other designs available too: an orange jack-o-lantern one and a white ghost one.

I'm using this bag already as a little tote for Caden, so really the bags don't have to be just for one night of trick or treating. Oh and I have two other designs in this bag (a purple one with a spiderweb and two cute spiders-if it's possible for spiders to be cute!-on it and an orange pumpkin/jack-o-lantern one.

And my little buckets that I've had the most orders for! Cute huh?!
I am picking up some pink and purple jack-o-lantern buckets tomorrow for some girly orders I got today.

Thanks for reading!! I hope to be back sooner than the last time I was here. :)


  1. Once again, I have to compliment your creativity. Keep those great ideas coming.

  2. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


  3. I am making baskets for my sons preschool, could you possibly let me know what you used for the names? Thank you


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