Thursday, January 20, 2011

Simple Valentine's "Hugs and Kisses" Bucket

I decided to get a head start on Valentine's Day gifts when I was thinking of a new, inexpensive Silhouette vinyl project to show you. I put together a simple Valentine's Day "Hugs and Kisses" easy that even if you don't have a Silhouette machine, you could do something similar on your own.

My supplies:

  • Two metal Vday buckets from Target's Dollar Spot
  • Two rolls of Vday ribbon from Target's Dollar Spot (I only used one)
  • Lovely, delicious chocolate (Hershey's Hugs and Kisses)

I took a peak at my bucket and decided I wanted my vinyl to be 3 inches high and 4 inches wide. I opened up my Silhouette software and played around until I designed something I liked enough to try printing:

I followed the directions included with my premium vinyl and before I knew it, I was rubbing my "artwork" onto the bucket.

And my final product?

I made two, one for each of Natalie's preschool teachers. I think they'll make a pretty sweet gift {no pun intended}.

{Have you started thinking about Valentine's Day gifts yet? Any simple or inexpensive ideas?}

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  1. That is so. darn. cute. Wow. It's amazing how the addition of the vinyl elevates a little bucket into a great gift!

    Is there any vinyl left over when you make your cuts? I don't know how the Silhouette works, but I was thinking that if there's room in the margins, you could throw in a few extra hearts (or anything else, I guess) that could be put in a stash for little embellishments. For instance, I love to wrap little gifts by using simple lunch bags (I especially like the white ones), folding over the top to make a flap, punching two holes, and running a ribbon through the holes to hold the bag shut. If you had extra vinyl in a little stash, you could add cute embellishments to a little bag like this.

  2. They're soooo cute! I love that you can customize anything so simply with that machine. Have you made anything w/ a monogram or name yet?

  3. oh, i want to go to Target! those are so adorable! great idea for gifts-i bet the teachers will love them! great idea-thanks for sharing

  4. Those are so cute! I love the Targe dollar spot! I bought some stuff on clearance after Christmas and I am turning them into Valentine gifts:)

  5. That's so cute! I haven't started thinking about Valentine's yet...didn't we just finish up Christmas?

  6. That is such a great idea!!!! Love it.

    Shopper Gal

  7. So cute!!!! I never know where you find the time to do all you do. Love it, I am off to Hobby Lobby for some Valentine craft love, myself!

  8. Those are adorable!!!
    I gotta get me one of those machines!

  9. This is so cute ..kicking off Valentine celebrations ..I have something for you too , sending you an email right away ..

  10. That is soooo caute! I love it! I sure wish I had an extra $225 just sitting around not being used for anything.

  11. What a great project. The Silhouette looks like it really, truly is easy to use. The recipients of these buckets are sure to be happy!

    Your pictures are great. Are you using your new camera?

  12. Very cute! I actually have a couple of those buckets that I picked up last year so I may just have to try this one!

  13. Those turned out so stinkin' cute Amanda!

    I am still super jealous of that machine. I know I can cut vinyl on my cricut...I just haven't been brave enough to try yet!

  14. I'm seriously considering buying one of these once my basement is finished and I have money again! That is a great deal for $225!

  15. Very cute! YOu are so creative, and the teachers will love you.

  16. So sweet! Every time I see your Silhouette projects I want one! Natalie's teachers will be in love with them

  17. Hey Amanda! Love your hugs and kisses! (on your bucket, that is!lol) :)What a sweet idea! I already have two cute little red buckets I got on clearance after xmas...AND I have a cricut expression, so I could whip this out in a few minutes! Thanks for the idea!:)
    oh, and glad you liked my works SO much better now!
    Have a great day friend

    Missy :)

  18. This is a very cute idea!!!
    New Follower :)

  19. This is so stinking cute! I seriously need to invest in a Silhouette!

  20. Hi Amanda,
    I love your cute red Valentine's pails. This is exactly my style!



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