Friday, February 4, 2011

Fun with Fabric Buckets

I am posting this a tad early for those of you that are already thinking of Easter projects.  If you machine sew, even a little, these fabric buckets are easy to make and can be SO adorable!  Check out the fabric buckets I made for my kiddos.

Our Easter Baskets...

Fabric Buckets, made in to Bunny Easter Baskets
A handmade label inside each bucket

I chose different lining fabrics for each
Can't forget to mention the fluffy tail!  Notice the handles hanging on the bucket on the left side.  I placed these behind the ears, but they are hard to see since I tucked them inside the buckets for the photos.

Want to know how to make your own?
Find my tutorial HERE.

Why stop at Easter!  I thought these would be perfect for Halloween buckets as well.

I embroidered "Trick-or-Treat" onto each.   I made different handles on these, as you'll see in the images below.

Notice the beads added to the embroidery.

Hard to see in this image, but I used a somewhat sparkly, black trim around the top.
I also first wrote "Trick-or-Treat" with a silver Sharpie marker.

You can see the label inside.  On each, I wrote the saying "Trick-or-Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!" as well as the children's name and "Love, Mommy".. of course!

Ready to make your own?  I promise you, these are so much easier than you'd expect them to be, and the possibilities are endless.

My inspiration came from...

Homemade By Jill
Fabric Easter Buckets

She followed this FABULOUS tutorial on making fabric buckets, as did I, from ...

Ric Rac
Fabric Buckets Tutorial

Happy Bucket Sewing!


  1. Ooooo! I'm going to try making some of these. :)

  2. these are so cute! I love bunnies!

  3. I love your blog and you have such great ideas! I can't wait to make these for the kiddos I nanny!

    I am awarding you with the Stylish Blogger Award because I love what you write about and all your ideas! If you'd like, head on over to my blog to accept it.

    Can't wait to see more projects!


  4. Thats fantastic - what a great idea...How about christmas buckets as well ? I never thought about it, but the possibilities are endless. I love the furry trim on the halloween ones especially.

  5. These are absolutely adorable! The little bunny ears are so cute!

  6. The little bunny tails are my favorite part! So cute :)

  7. How cute! I really need to make some of these for my kids. Also, I loved reading your about me on your blogger award post. I love the walmart story (everything is so much more fun with a sister to laugh with). Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday!

  8. Those are really adorable buckets. I've been into sewing items I can use to organize my things. I hate when an area gets so cluttered that I can't work in it. Sewing baskets and buckets is fun too.

    Denise at Sly Needle

  9. Oh my gosh I love the baskets. I would totally buy 3 if you sold them on Etsy. I am a new follower:)
    ~Jada Roo

  10. These are adorable i love them tina x x

  11. First, I love that you're already posting Easter stuff, I get bored with holiday posts about a week before the holiday and want to move on to the next one as usually by that point I don't need any more ideas.
    Second, I LOVE these baskets. I'm totally bookmarking this to do for my girls. How cute are those floppy ears and that little fluffy tail! Good thing easter is a little later this year to give me some time. Hehe.

  12. Ooh now these I like! I may have to make my own easter bucket for the baby. :)

    (Visiting from Paisley Passions Thrilling Thursday)

  13. Those are so cute. I love the floppy ears. I'm your newest follower. I'm having my 1st link party tomorrow (Monday) it would be great if you would stop by and add your project.

  14. SO CUTE!!! I love the little poem! Thanks for sharing!

    Amy from

  15. these are great!!
    I'd love you to link up at my party

  16. These are adorable! I love the little tails on the bunny ones!

    I am stopping by from Sumo's Market Yourself Monday, I would love if you stopped by and checked out my project :)

  17. Those are precious!! I am in love with those bunny faces. I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess. Each party I pick one project to feature for a week on my sidebar!! Here is the link:

  18. OOOH! These are wonderful!!! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages PartY!

  19. Sew Cute! :) I love these and just might have to give them a try!

  20. I love these! I may have to get started on some for my own kiddos!

  21. what a great idea! This is something I will need to do. I saw your blog from the party on

  22. Congrads! This ws the most viewed link last week at Whatever Goes Wednesday. i am highlighting it today!

  23. How cute! Did you use the wadding fabric as called for in thte tutorial?

  24. Featured these on Easter Get Crafty today :-)))))


  25. Adorable! I love these! Found your blog through Lamb Around. Will follow once the blogger issuse with followers is done. Come visit kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot and consider following too!

  26. Those big baskets are so cute. I love the little verse inside!


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