Don’t you just love these cute little paint pails! These paint pails are just perfect little containers to put your favorite Christmas goodies in to give to family and friends. You can put homemade goodies or just some store bought candy and dress it up a bit.
- Kelley Mickus digital kit Click
- clear paint pail
- 3/4″ circle, 1 3/8″ circle, scallop, slot SU! punches and various snowflake punches
- Sizzix SU! Topnote and Circle, Scallop #2 dies
- rectangle nestibilities
- Real Red and Old Olive SU! ink
- Real Red and Old Olive SU! CS
- Ribbon and Rhinestones
- glue dots and glue sticks
- Loads of Love SU! stamp
- Studio g clear stamp
First, print out your favorite digital paper and measure your pail. For my pail it was just over 12″ around and 4 3/4″ high. Since I can only print out 8.5″ x 11 paper I had to paper piece my pail. Here’s an example of my first piece of paper.
You will need to cut two holes for your handle, so hold your cut paper up to your pail and use a paper piercer to mark the center of your circle. Then use your 3/4″ circle punch to punch your circles and cut a small slit in the top of the circle. I also used my Topnote Die and rectangle nestibilities to cut out the center for a see through window and the slotted punch to punch holes in the left and right side of the Topnote to run a ribbon through . Now glue this section onto your pail. Once glued, measure the next section. I measure at the top and bottom because everything isn’t always perfectly straight. Glue this section down. Now adjust your ribbon.
On my lid I used the Sizziz Circle, Scallops #2 die cut and the coluzzle to cut out my circle. Stamped a sentiment, inked the edges and glue to lid. Then added a layered punched snowflake with rhinestone and ribbon to the handle.
I shredded some red cardstock for the bottom of my pail and added my goodies… and here’s my finished Christmas gift!
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- Lunch Sack to Treat Bag - September 25th, 2009
- Mini Sewing Kit - May 11th, 2009
- Creating a Small Gift Box - March 23rd, 2009