Holiday Gift Buckets

Welcome to the November Creative Crafts Blog Hop!

A big thank you to Sara from Birdz of a Feather for hosting!

Welcome friends, readers, and visitors from

Cecelia at My Thrift Store Addiction

Today I want to share this easy holiday craft idea with you,

Holiday Buckets!

A decorated bucket can elevate the simplest gift,

you can tuck in some holiday candy,

a batch of homemade cookies, anything you want!

It also can be used as a decoration or centerpiece,

so it’s really a gift in itself~

I gathered some Christmas things from my craft stash,

ribbons, little gift packages, berries, mini ornaments, glass beads

and a couple of buckets

I didn’t really have a plan, just sat down and started playing…

I tied a band of ribbon tied around the galvanized bucket

and made a bow tied with a wired strand of berries

I tied 2 lengths of sheer red ribbon around the rope handle on one side

Then I added a piece of candy cane ribbon

I attached the bow on top and added a little red truck ornament

Red and green glass beads are glued around the brim

for a finishing touch

I tied small red bows on the handle of the black polka dot bucket

Then I slid them up the handle a little

and tied a length of wire edged plaid ribbon underneath

I had some mini ornaments on wrapped wire stems

that I used to attach a gift package around each side of the handle

between the ribbons

I added a Merry Christmas gift tag

and a fun ornament to complete this bucket

These buckets came together in no time at all

and will be a festive special gift~


using things I already had, they didn’t cost anything!

Next up is our hostess Sara with her very clever Crochet Phone Pouch

I hope you’ll visit all my creative and crafty friends on the links below!

Modern on Monticello DIY Wood Bead Wired Christmas Tree

Decorate and More with Tip Weath Wall Decor DIY

Purple Hues and Me Double Wood Craft Rings Wreath

Blue Sky at Home How to Make the Prettiest DIY Yarn Christmas Trees

Patina and Paint Salt and Pepper Snowmen

My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Ornament Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

The Painted Apron Holiday Gift Buckets

Birdz of a Feather Crochet Phone Pouch

Life as a Leo Wife Christmas Deco Mesh Wreath

If you want some more ideas for holiday wrapping,

you can see my round up of tutorials

and DIY wraps, bags and tags here

Thanks so much for your visit!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

54 Responses to “Holiday Gift Buckets”
  1. Mary says:

    Adorable gift buckets Jenna! I especially love the galvanized one with checked ribbon and red and green marble accents. Happy Thursday ♥

  2. sarator says:

    Isn’t it amazing what you can do without a plan! These are amazing Jenna; I’d love to be on the receiving end of one of these festive gift buckets :).

  3. Tammy says:

    I absolutely love this idea! And your buckets are adorable. These would be perfect to put baked good in for the neighbors, take aways for a party…. the list is endless! Thanks so much for sharing. I will be making some of these!

  4. Jenna, your buckets are a perfect project. Using elements you have on hand makes it even better. I love the idea of giving a bucket of gifts. You continue to amaze me with your creativity! Happy Thursday!

  5. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your holiday gift buckets are so fun–what a creative idea! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. These are really cute. It would make for a great craft-day-with-friends activity! I probably have all the supplies at hand, too!

  7. Gail Griffin says:

    It’s amazing how you come up with these fabulous ideas, Jenna! Just put a few holiday items in front of you and “BAMB!” – how cool are these holiday gift buckets! The possibilities for adding gifts are unlimited! Great job!

  8. Using a bucket is such a good idea! I’m always looking for reusable gift containers!

  9. They are so cute and christmasy!

  10. What a great craft, I have a couple Christmas parties to go to this year, these buckets would be so cute to bring a hostess gift in. Thanks for sharing, Jenna, you gave me such a great idea!

  11. This puts me in the holiday spirit for sure. How happy these make a hostess gift!

  12. Nancy says:

    These are fabulous! What a great idea. And you gave each one your very own creative flair!
    Thanks for another inspirational idea. Happy Thursday!

  13. Pattie says:

    Leave it to you to make something both adorable and doable!

  14. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Oh these are so cute Jenna! You are so creative! 💛 Thanks for another round of darling inspiration! Happy Upcoming Weekend!

  15. Jessica says:

    So cute. Great idea.

  16. NikiLEOwife says:

    So cute!! These would be so cute for teachers’ gifts. A second gift in itself. Pinned!

  17. Cute ideas, especially without a specific plan!!

  18. Very cute ideas Jenna. Easy to make and a perfect little gift.

  19. lghiggins says:

    I love how you took odds and ends and made such a cute gift bucket. It could definitely be used as a decoration or centerpiece.

  20. Rita C. says:

    So very cute, Jenna. I love all the different ribbons you’ve used on these cute buckets.

  21. Jenna, what a great idea for Christmas. I love anything with galvanized buckets. Cute decorations.

  22. Very sweet and merry bright!

  23. Shelia says:

    Hi, Jenna,
    Dropping in to catch up and found your great bucket gifts–these are perfect. And when all the goodies/gifts have been used one still has a handy bucket–the gift that keeps on giving!
    Wanted to make sure I stopped by before I go into overdrive this week getting ready for my family for Thanksgiving at my house. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday–I already know you’ll have great dishes. I send love and blessings from Georgia (it has been a little chilly over here) and when I pray for our friends I will be thinking of you having a happy time with your family. Happy Turkey Day to all!
    Georgia Gal

    • hi Georgia Gal! Aren’t you the sweetest! How wonderful to be busy prepping for your family coming for Thanksgiving! We are actually having a non traditional Thanksgiving, we’ll be at the beach house and might not even cook a turkey, but we will have a good time whatever we end up having! Sending love and blessings right back to you!

  24. Jenna,
    I love your buckets. What a great idea,. I have some but they don’t have handles. I can probably make some. Thanks for the idea.

  25. tarahlynn says:

    Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go Wednesday link party – I’ll be featuring you this week!

  26. Pam says:

    Jenna, these are just gorgeous! What a delight it would be to get a gift in one of those beautiful buckets. I’m happy to say I’ll be featuring this post at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow!

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