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Hole Punched Pails

Look what I made! 
After having fun adding ribbon to Target's $1. pails, click here to see post if you missed it, I wanted to try making my own hole punched pails.

This metal pail came from the $1. section at Target.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Big Bite hole puncher/eyelet setter.  Do you have one of these amazing things that can punch through paper, cloth, plastic, leather and metal?

I punched holes all the way around the top of the pail.

I threaded some thick twine I had on hand, around the top and through each hole.

Using some hot glue and more twine, I wrapped the wood handle.

I couldn't stop punching, so I added another row of holes in the middle of the pail.  Threaded the twine, and tied it off with a knot.  Ta-da!
You didn't think I would stop with just punching holes in one pail, did you?


Of course not!  On the next pail, I punched two sets of holes lined up on top of each other about 2 inches apart.

This time I threaded wide ribbon through the stacked holes to make a cute border.

I wrapped the wood handle with ribbon and filled it up!  I have so many other designs I want to try punching...I think I need to go back to Target for some more $1. pails...this is too much fun!



  1. This sis such a cute idea. Thank you so much for sharing I pinned it. I love this look for summer decor. I need to borrow my moms big bite and try this. I found you through the whipperberry linky party. Come and say hi and follow I love visitors.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  2. Michelle, I love this - how cute!!! Found you over at TT&J. I host a linky party every Saturday, and I would love it if you would link this up!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

  3. Definitely fun & so creative! I've never seen that great hole puncher! Where did you buy it? Visiting from Whipperberry =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  4. Thanks for the comments! Buy the BigBite at Michaels with a coupon, or order online through Amazon. Good luck!

  5. Great idea! Give those pails a little pizzazz. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  6. Wow, that makes such a difference to those pails. Awesome job.

  7. Wow wow wow, this is so cool! I've got to get me one of those fancy punches so I can do one of these. I featured you today on my favorite things :)