Monday, October 4, 2010

Trick or Treat Bucket using Cricut Oct 31st Mini and MS Seasonal Cake Cartridges

Monday good to me.  Monday morning is all I hoped it would be!! We sort of, I thought starting off on a positive note would help this crazy week get off to a good start!
It's October and I am in a very busy travel cycle so there is another Where in the world is Scrapguy coming!!!!!  This time I will be in London, Amsterdam, and Shanghai starting a week from Wednesday!  This coming weekend I will be in Kansas City to see my family and there just happens to be a CK Scrapbook Show!
OK on to today's project--I love how easy this one was!  Easy and cheap--just the way I like my projects!
Since Halloween is coming up, and those nasty plastic bags are so not the accessory our little monsters need to be collecting their candy in--I got this bucket at Michael's for $1!! (they also had black, green, and purple).  I used Provo Craft black vinyl for all the cuts.
The trick or treat was cut from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cartridge (a true gem of a cartridge) at 4".  If you have never worked with vinyl, once you do--you will wonder "what was I afraid of?'  I have to say I have yet to have a bad cut when using vinyl.

The candies were cut at 3.5" off the Oct 31st seasonal mini cartridge!  How fitting, candy on a candy bucket!    I did use the transfer tape to apply all the vinyl to the bucket--I promise you it makes the entire process go so much quicker, and placement a breeze!
Since I had everything but the bucket--the project cost only $1 and took 15 minutes max!!!
Make it a great one-


  1. Great idea! I have never used vinyl yet but plan to at some point. THis is FANG-tastic!

  2. Turned out really cute! That wouldn't hold much where my boys go trick or treating though! lol We would need a bigger bucket! :)

    Safe travels Bryan!


  3. This is great!! I've got a few little monsters that would LOVE THIS. Nicely done. Thanks so much for sharing. Good luck with the upcoming travels. Keep your eye on the CK convention and u'll do it!! LOL

  4. This is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You are absolutely right ~ it is exceptionally easy using the vinyl. So glad I tried it. Works great if you have to make signs.Good luck with your travels. More blogcandy from abroad???

  6. Great idea! I wish I had seen this last week. We just had a girl's craft weekend and I hosted it. On each of the beds I put a little welcome Halloween bag filled with goodies [water, candy, snacks etc.]. I bout the plastic trick or treat bags with handles at my local Dollar General. It would have been fun to personalize them with their names. I am going to take this idea and run with it. THANKS!

  7. Cute, Bryan. I live in Overland Park so I am going to try and make it to the scrapbook show. I will be on the lookout for you! What day are you going?
    Thanks for sharing

  8. This is wonderful!! I love it!! Our Grands would love buckets like this!! Guess I need to go find me some buckets!!! :)

  9. Bryan, Cute idea. I think I will make some for my grandkids. Monday, Monday, oh does that bring back memories. My roommates and I would sing along with the radio on our way to nursing school. Boy is that dating me or what!!!
    Safe travels

  10. Wonderful idea! I watched one of my daughters use vinyl when I was teaching her to use the Cricut. It appears to be very easy to use.

  11. Bryan,

    Such a cute candy bucket!!! :) I'll have to make some for my new niece and nephew next year, because my children use their same buckets every year.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,


  12. This is a great idea for any child to carry around and will hopefully encourage all those to give more.
    Kim xXx


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