Hi EVERYONE- my name is Kristy, I’m Becky’s cousin. I am a stay at home mommy of a 8 month old princess, who keeps me on my toes! I love to spend most of my time outside from snow boarding to 4 wheeling. I love getting together with our families and making memories. I have not always been the most crafty person, but the more I do it the more I love to do it.
I want to thank CRAFTY CHICKS for letting me post my Handmade Crafty Easter Baskets.
Since Easter is around the corner, I wanted to create fun Easter baskets for our family.
I went to Roberts Crafts and picked up these cans, (clear 1 gallon paint cans for about $4.00 a can. You can also get all metal ones at any paint store for about $2.00)
For my husbands I used scrapbook paper and rubbed the edges with ink to give it the distressed look. Then I used Modge Podge to glue it to the can. Once the glue dried I put a coat over the paper. I also used the two sided paper and I didn’t have any problems with it bubbling. Make sure you don’t put the glue on the part of the can you are not covering with paper.

This one is for me. I used a combination of material and ribbon. I cut pieces of material and ribbon and tied them in knots along the handle. I squished my ribbon on there to give it a fuller look. Then just tied material on the can. (you can also hot glue it.) I tied it because I am going to use the pieces of material for head bands.

This one is for our Princess. This is all out of ribbon. I did notice that it looked better with different varities and sizes of ribbon. On this one, I used 7 spools of ribbon. I also made her a flower hair clip and clipped it on the side of the pail. The pail would also be cute to use to hold headbands, hair clips, anything!


  1. Those are sooooo cute! thank you for taking the time to post them. I cant wait to try it!

  2. Super cute Kristy. I love them!

  3. Very cute! I just saw the metal paint cans at Home Depot and knew there must be something cute to do with them…thanks for the idea!

  4. How precious and what a great idea.

    thanks for sharing.

  5. Very cute! I love using those paint cans for lots of cute gifts. It’s a fun idea for Easter.

  6. Just discovered your blog and I’m loving all of it! FANTASTIC!!!

  7. Thanks for the idea soo cute I allready made my twins one!!

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