Monday, 29 October 2012

metal bucket advent calendar






first take the piece of wood i had a piece of MDF left from a previous project which i originally got from the off cuts bin at the diy store for £1,  then mark out where you want to drill, i found it was best to do five rows of five.
then take a drill with a small bit and drill holes and then screw in the hooks. as my hooks were gold and the buckets were silver i did this part first so that i could paint the whole thing white.
i got the hooks for £2 from the hard wear store
then once the paint was dry i tied ribbon to each bucket (the buckets were £14 from ebay)
then i placed them on to the hooks
next i took a scalloped circle punch and cut 25 circles and wrote on the numbers on each one and stuck them to the buckets.
and that's all it took,
in total it cost me £17 which i think is a good investment as it can be used year after year.


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23 comments

  1. How fun! what a treat that will be to go through every day.... :)
    hugs ~ Crystelle

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  2. This is perfect! I absolutely love it :)

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  3. So cute! Now the fun begins: putting treats in each bucket!

    -Lauren
    http://thethinkingcloset.wordpress.com

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  4. I can imagine all kinds of small treats in these - too adorable!

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  5. What a cute idea, and how fun filling them with treats!
    Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca

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  6. adorable! my daughter would love the buckets and probably get way into it. great idea

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  7. This is awesome youve done a great job. I really want to make an advent calender like this. Wonder if Ill be able to find the buckets in a store over here in Aus. Well at least I have a few weeks before Christmas to get my act together and make one :)

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  8. Sweet idea! I'm trying to think where I could put one up!
    -Bess-

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  9. I LOVE the Advent calendar! Neat idea!!!

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  10. I like this a lot. I did something similar and made a family bucket list this summer. I may still have some extra buckets laying around from the Dollar Tree...

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  11. This is so lovely - thank you so much for sharing it at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

    I always mean to make an advent calendar for my son - they're much nicer than shop bought...MUST do it this year!

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  12. This is a cute and different way to do an Advent "calendar". I like it!

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  13. Homa Style is having a Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party.
    Your calendar is incredible and I believe it would be perfect as a holiday gift idea.
    Please join the link party at Homa Style.
    Here’s the link
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/10/31/simple-holiday-gift-ideas/
    Hope to see you there!

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  14. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

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  15. What a sweet idea. I love the small buckets. Perfect Advent calendar.
    Ruth

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  16. Super cute idea! Thanx for coming to the party.http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

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  17. Love your Advent Calendars. I just made one too. ;)

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  18. Such a fun project for Christmas...I'm a bit of an Advent Calendar addict.

    Toni xx

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  19. Great idea. I always did advent with my boys, so now I must do it with my grandchildren. Thank you for sharing this cute project.

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  20. Another fabulous project, Aimee!! Thanks so much for linking up with Mop It Up Monday. You're being featured on The Tuesday Ten: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/11/the-tuesday-ten.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  21. Thank you for joining Homa Style’s Simple Holiday Gift Idea Link Party. It’s hard to come up with new ideas for gifts and you helped with your best advent calendar ever idea. Thanks! Mark you calendar for the No Red Holiday Decor Link Party on Nov. 28. Plus the 12 Days of Christmas link party December 1st ~ 12th. http://homastyle.com/

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  22. Super cute advent calendar! I'd love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/11/do-something-craft-65/

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