Make Your Own Personalized Easter Basket For Less Than You Can Buy Regular Ones For

I've been wanting my kids to have something other than the Easter Baskets you can buy at any store, but I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on something they'll use for a few days out of the year.  I searched online and found that many people are selling hand painted buckets.  I thought they were really cute and as I always do, I dove into the project thinking that it couldn't be that hard.  Sure enough, it wasn't.  I'm no artist(obviously), but they didn't turn out that bad!

I bought these buckets for $3.99 each at Tractor Supply(this is not sponsored - just sharing a great price), and spray painted the girls' buckets white.

I left Evan's silver.  To make them more special, I put their hand prints on the bottom.  Does anyone know of anything I can put on top of it so they don't scrape off?  Maybe acrylic paint or modge podge?

I let the older kids paint on the inside.  They aren't done yet, I took these while waiting for their first colors to dry before they kept going.

I put their names on the back of the buckets, and then I was done.

I had all of the paints on hand from previous projects, so I only paid the $3.99 per bucket!  If you have to buy paint, it wouldn't cost more than a couple dollars more than that. The paints are often on sale at craft stores for about 30 cents per tube, and I used the $1 can of spray paint for the girls buckets that I also had on hand. 

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34 comments:

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

What a COOL idea! I love it!

amber whitehead said...

I love these and I'm so glad you posted where you got the buckets and the price. I've been needing the buckets for a different project =) and we actually have a tractor supply in our small town! Win Win!!

Ida said...

Great idea. I'm sure the kids will use those all the time! They are so cute

One Savvy Mom! said...

Super Cute! Hard coat modge podge (it's the modge podge with the purple label) will seal the paint so it doesn't scratch off.

One Savvy Mom! said...

Super Cute! Hard coat modge podge (it's the modge podge with the purple label) will seal the paint so it doesn't scratch off.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

What a darling idea, Dee. Pinned!

Courtney B said...

easter bucket! so cute!

Ted said...

Great post, thanks for the ideas and such a detailed description. The pictures a well done and extremely helpful.
Thanks again!

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

I LOVE this!!

Amy Green said...

McDonald's should make an Easter Basket version of their Halloween buckets!

sgumer said...

great diy project for the whole family. thanks.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Wow! You are so creative! These are adorable. I am going to pin them.

Robin O said...

You are so creative! And frugal! I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing the photos and details!

Jennifer Leigh said...

ugh, you draw way better then I could! You did a great job!

Stephanie R. said...

What a great idea these are super cute!

Jennifer Clay said...

This is a great idea! I was just looking at those baskets you can buy at Walmart and they are so skimpy..totally not worth the money! I am going to make their own this year.

Brandy said...

Now how fun would that be? I must have to try this with the kids, I think they would love it!

Ari T said...
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Ari T said...

These are a brilliant idea! They will hold pretty much any kind of Easter related treat and then afterwards they can be used for practically anything. Taking to the beach, using as a plant holder, an extra accessory holder, a picnic bucket, etc. I can't imagine paying for a bucket when you can make a personalized one like this quite easily. Thanks for sharing!

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Stephanie Houghton said...

Very cute!!

Janet W. said...

So creative and such a great idea! I love the hand print on the bottom!

Jacqueline Jordan said...

Really neat idea, especially getting the kids involved. They turned out great.

Missy said...

Those look so good! I'm not really a fan of the "commercial" looking baskets so this is great! Thanks for linking up!

-Missy @ So You Think You're Crafty

krystel warden said...

how cute are these

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

Wow, what a great idea, and the prize is superb too. I especially love how you personalized each of the buckets.

Scarlet Paolicchi said...

What a great idea for personalizing egg baskets!

This would be great with chalkboard paint. That way the kids could redesign them every year with different colors of chalk! :)

I've added this page to my StumbleUpon!

Jessica @ Piece Of Me said...

Those turned out so cute!

Simply Being Mommy said...

Super cute idea, Dee!

Hailie Jordan said...

This is too cute! I have no creative ability, but my mom does! Love it!

Tammy S said...

I love this! It would also be great for a graduation gift. Even better for a summer birthday. You could fill it with bubbles, water balloons and other gifts. I love it!

william saylor said...

I love this would also be great for crayons and small toy storage.

HappyMomC said...

great idea! you are so creative!

Mel {MamaBuzz} said...

Ok, the handprints took it over the top for me; I LOVE it! This is the cutest project, and I love how affordable it is too. Thank you so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

Oh, and I think you could probably use a spray Mod Podge sealer to seal those handprints in. An idea.

lil_lady_dz said...

Love the personal touches on this, and the handprint on the bottom with the date is so cute. You can also find these buckets in the dollar spot at target. Great DIY to involve the kids.

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