Treat Bucket Ornament

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to be here on Craft Snob today to share an ornament idea for the Handmade Ornament Parade.
My name is Kiki and I blog over at Kiki Creates.
At Kiki Creates, I share projects,tutorials, printables and the inspiration it all comes from.  I have also added amazing contributors who write about Fashion, Photography, Fitness and Cooking.  I’d love to have you come and visit (and of course say HI!).    Along with my blog, I also have an etsy shop which keeps me busy!  Currently I am 35 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby (my 3rd boy), so needless to say, this Christmas season is going to be busy, but SO special for our family!
A few months ago, I shared some really fun Halloween Treat Bucket Critters made for a Halloween tree, so my idea today stemmed from those, but for Christmas time!  My kids each have their own little trees in their bedrooms, so these little buckets are finding their way onto their trees this year!
How sweet are they?!
Because I have one little girl (and her favorite color is pink), I made a few different ones to show you how you can mix it up!
These treat bucket ornaments are great to display on a little Christmas tree..and later in the season on my blog, I cannot wait to show you what I am placing in them for my kids!
They certainly bring a lot of personality to the tree..(don’t pink trees have a lot of personality anyways!):)
And make my sweet little girl smile every time she sees them.
Then I have my two boys who wouldn’t be happy with a pink tree, so we went with silver and a bit more traditional colors on their buckets.
Cute, right?!
Who knew toilet paper rolls could be dressed up so festively?!
SO do you want to know how to make them?  I am going to show you using a picture from my Halloween Critters, since it shows all the basics.
To start out the bucket ornaments you will need:
  • toilet paper roll
  • colored paper
  • hot glue
  • shape cutter (anything to cover the bottom of the bucket)
  • craft glue
  • glitter (optional)
Now let’s learn the specifics of each one.
To make the snowman you will use a hole punch (mine is the smallest they come). Punch holes for the eyes and mouth.  Add black brads to each of the holes. Use a small piece of orange felt to cut out a nose and colorful paper to fashion a hat. Hot glue both the nose and hat on. Remember, have fun with can make them as crazy funky or traditional as you please!
I love the personality of these reindeer!  I laugh every time I look at them.  To make the reindeer, punch two holes for eyes and add black brads to the holes. Glue a bead on for the nose.  Cut two triangular shaped ears and glue on. I actually folded the two bottom sides in and added a dab of glue to give it a bit more 3D look.  Next take a piece of white felt and hot glue it to a piece of white card stock.  Cut two small horns out and glue next to the ears. Embellish how ever else you choose!
For Santa, I found it easiest to start with a red base and add the cream colored triangle on top for the face area.  I cut the beard next, making sure to cover the sides of the cream colored card stock. Glue on the beard.  Next I punched two holes for the eyes..add the black brads. Glue a red bead on for the nose. Now cut out a small mustache and glue right under the nose.  For the hat, I simply cut a triangle of red card stock and folded it over. Cut a small circle out of white felt and glue on the end and then add a dab of glue where the hat folds over to keep it down.  Lastly, using white felt cut a cute little scalloped edge for the bottom of his hat!
And VOILA! You have cute little bucket ornaments to place on a small tree, to fill with treats for Christmas parties, or to place small gifts on and hang on your tree!  These are easiest to do in an assembly line..and you can whip a bunch out in no time!
Hope you enjoy making these cute and full of personality ornaments..and hope you have the Happiest Holiday season ever!
Thanks so much for having me, Sara!
  1. These are the cutest! Love them!

  2. very sweet!  I think I'm partial to the Santa one :)

  3.  These are darling and look so easy make.. Thank's for taking your busy time & showing how it's done,,Happy Holiday's to you &       ……….          

  4. These are so adorable! My family loved them. I even made another one looking like an elf.
    Something else you can do with them is put miniature candy canes in them for a small gift for someone.

  5. Oh my gosh, these are so cute, I can hardly stand it!  I LOVE toilet tube crafts!!

  6. I love toilet tube crafts!  You inspired me to make some toilet tube reindeer of our own today.  You can check them out on my facebook page or on my blog.  Thanks for the inspiration!  (I'm linking back to you). :)

  7. These are adorable. Sharing them on my facebook page

  8. I have taken off on this idea and given credit to you on my site! Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. I’m getting the pieces ready for this craft. Our Elf is bringing this craft tonight so we can put it together tomorrow. Although the Elf has done most of the work!

    We are making a Mr. Claus, gingerbread boy and girl and an elf boy and elf girl! Can’t wait to put them all together! Thanks!

  10. I’m been getting these bucket ready for my daughter as an Elf on the shelf project. We are doing quite a few more. a Mrs. Claus, Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread and girl and boy elf. I just finshed cutting the pieces for Mrs. Claus, I can’t wait until we put them together! Thanks for your inspiration!

    I knew I saved all those TP rolls for something! LOL

  11. I absolutely love these little treat containers. How do I find pattern for your Halloween ones?

  12. Love these. My daughter and I will be making a variety of these as holiday treat baskets to hand out to her class with a holiday treat in them. I think I might also look for larger cardboard tubing to make an extra special one for her teacher. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea.

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