Saturday, October 8, 2011

Repurposed Bucket

I want to apologize for not posting any projects for the last two months.  I have been going through alot with court stuff and have been really stressed out and have had no inspiration or drive to craft.  Friday morning however all of that changed, my soon to be ex husband signed over custody of my daughter after almost 3 years, so know I can get a divorce and put the past behind me. Sigh of relief!!  Needless to say I am having a very good Thanksgiving Weekend!!

For todays project I want to show you something that I re purposed. Today I went to Michael's with my daughter and was just browsing. I saw that they had a bucket of 7 hole punches on sale from $16.99 down to $4.99 so I picked those up, I went to pay for them and they rang in at $1.91 with tax!!! I went and told my mom so she went in an bought a bucket.  I put them in the craft room and went outside to paint another re purposed item ( look for that post in the next couple days). I came inside between coats of paint and took the punches out of the bucket and then thought humm... what can I do with this:



Sorry for the bad lighting I just bought a new light for the craft room from Ikea but it takes European light bulbs so my dad is having to rewire it!!

What I used:

7 pieces of scrap paper cut 2x5 1/2"
Cupcake Ribbon (Dollar store)
K Andrew Designs Stamps: Splash-tastic Summer (click on the link to buy them)

Thanks for sticking with me even though I haven't posted in awhile, I have more projects to post using K Andrew's stamps that will posted in the next few days. For those of you who are Canadian have A great Thanksgiving!!!

God Bless



  1. My sweet friend, your altered bucket is so cute!!!

    Thank you for visiting, and deciding to join my wonderful family of friends by following me. I love having you. Of course, I'm following your beautiful blog too and look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations!!!

  2. Welcome back and happy that things have worked out for you!!!!! Have a great weekend!!!!

  3. Kristan,
    I so understand the divorce drama and custody issues. Congratulations:) Glad you could have a peaceful Thanksgiving!

  4. Glad things are smoothing out for you finally. Your project turned out really cute & what a great deal you got on the punches. You had me puzzled at first with the comment about Thanksgiving-I didn't realize Canada had a Thanksgiving Day so... wishing you and your little girl a very happy Thanksgiving (and from the sound of it you are) You have a lot to be thankful for this year. God bless.

  5. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hey, so good to hear about your wonderful news .. and that is a great bargain wow !!!

  7. What super news - and such a huge weight off your shoulders! And what a great buy on those punches! Wow! Super job with the bucket, Kristan!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!