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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Decorative $1. Pails




Lovin' that red, white and blue!
 

I recently found these 4th of July pails in the $1. section at Target.



They're designed to be used with candles, but my one thought was, let's add some ribbon!
(You know how I love ribbon!)



Using ribbon I already had in my stash, I threaded the ribbon through the pre-cut holes and tied off the ends on the inside.  (Put a piece of tape on the end of the ribbon (like a shoelace) for easy threading.)



Here I tied off the ends in a bow on the outside.


I also added a few ribbon pieces to each handle.


That's it!  Fill em' up!

Quick, cute and


 very patriotic!
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After finishing these pails, I couldn't help myself and
had to try punching my own pails...click here to see.

 
Here's some more 4th of July ideas for you!





14 comments :

  1. i too bought a couple of these. what a neat idea with the ribbon!!!

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  2. I love, love, love this and even as "craft challenged" as I am...I can do it...yes I can! Jenny Konen Hadley

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  3. I LOVE the $1 section at Target! Especially just before school starts, I got so many great things for Lincoln there.

    You seem to have a ribbon stash like I have a yarn and fabric stash ;) Though for this I may just be persuaded to pick up a dollar container and recreate it for the annual 4th of July party by the lake ;)

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  4. Thanks for the comments, friends. @Jenny- Yes, you can do it!
    @Buffy- Yes, I can never have enough ribbon! I like your July 4 idea!

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  5. And I'll be copying this one too! Although, I'm thinking maybe red with green ribbon for Christmas - stars work for that too, right?!
    Sorry you've been sick!! Hope you're feeling better! We missed you Sunday!
    Call me if you need anything - we're around & preschool is over & tomorrow is our last youth group, so I'm somewhat freed up.

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  6. Oh my gosh I see these cute little pails all the time and would have never thought of putting ribbon through the punched design. You are one smart cookie. Very cute!

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  7. What a clever idea!! And so cute too. Thanks for the inspiration!

    And hopefully you'll feel better soon!

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  8. Love the ribbon embellishment! Adorable! Would love for you to share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/06/pretty-packages-party-10.html
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  9. Thanks for all the comments. It's always so fun to see others inspired!

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  10. Featured this at my 20 minute tuesday wrap up:)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Grab a featured button if you'd like!
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/2011/06/20-minute-tuesday-6.html

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  11. I love this!! I'd love to share this with our readers! We have a Monday Link Up party each week that I'd love to see you link up to!! www.dimpleprints.com

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  12. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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  13. What a great project!!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I hope you will join in on the fun by sharing this link.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

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  14. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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