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DIY Holiday Buckets
Materials for Angel Bucket
  • Popcorn Bucket
  • Stencils (download PDF)
  • Gold Rope
  • Hot Glue
  • Red Pom-pom
  • Foam Sheets
Materials for Reindeer Bucket
  • Popcorn Bucket
  • Stencils (download PDF)
  • Hot Glue
  • Foam Sheets
  • Red Pom-pom
Materials for Santa Bucket
  • Popcorn Bucket
  • Stencils (download PDF)
  • Hot Glue
  • Foam Sheets
  • Buttons
  • Red Felt Ball
  • Cotton Ball
Materials for Elf Bucket
  • Popcorn Bucket
  • Stencils (download PDF)
  • Hot Glue
  • Foam Sheets
  • Buttons
  • Pink Felt Ball



Download the Popcorn Patterns


Directions for Angel Bucket

1. Deconstruct a popcorn bucket and trace on foam sheet.
2. Cut out foam sheet, wrap around popcorn bucket, and glue.
3. Trace stencils on foam and cut out.
4. Glue on face, eyes and wings.
5. Draw on mouth.
6. Glue gold rope around the top rim for the halo.
7. Fill with favorite popcorn treat.


Directions for Reindeer Bucket

1. Deconstruct a popcorn bucket and trace on foam sheet.
2. Cut out foam sheet, wrap around popcorn bucket, and glue.
3. Trace stencils on foam and cut out.
4. Add mouth and red pompom for nose on the snout.
5. Glue snout onto bucket.
6. Glue on the eyes.
7. Glue inner ears to outer ears, and then glue onto antlers.
8. Glue ears/antlers to bucket.
9. Fill with favorite popcorn treat.

Directions for Santa Bucket

1. Deconstruct a popcorn bucket and trace on foam sheet.
2. Cut out foam sheet, wrap around popcorn bucket, and glue.
3. Trace stencils on foam and cut out.
4. Glue on face.
5. Glue on beard, followed by mustache.
6. Glue on red felt ball for the nose, and buttons for the eyes.
7. Glue cotton to the tip of the hat.
8. Glue hat onto the top of the bucket.
9. Glue the hat trim around the entire top rim of the bucket.
10. Fill with favorite popcorn treat.

Directions for Elf Bucket

1. Deconstruct a popcorn bucket and trace on foam sheet.
2. Cut out foam sheet, wrap around popcorn bucket, and glue.
3. Trace stencils on foam and cut out.
4. Glue on face.
5. Wrap and glue belt around the button.
6. Glue on belt buckle.
7. Glue on mouth, pink felt ball for the nose, and buttons for the eyes.
8. Glue on ears.
9. Glue hat onto the top of the bucket.
10. Glue the hat trim around the entire top rim of the bucket.
11. Fill with favorite popcorn treat.

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