A decorated cookie bucket looks so festive on your holiday dessert table.  I took a trip to Michaels a couple of weeks ago to look for items to use in my “anything but a card” series.  When I saw this white bucket i knew it would be so cute decorated with a bow, poinsettia, holly and berries.  For my photos I loaded mine with a fresh batch of Snickerdoodle cookies.  

For this project I used the Poinsettia #2, Holly and Berries.

Click thru to see how I decorated this fun Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

The Ribbon and Bow

  • Cut two strips of 1/4″ green ribbon and attach to the bucket using hot glue.
  • Use 5/8″ plaid ribbon to tie a multi loop bow large enough to be the base for the poinsettia and foliage. Note:  Check out my multi loop bow video tutorial if you would like to see how I make my bows.
  • Use hot glue to attach the bow to the bucket.

Click thru to see how I decorated this pretty Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

The Poinsettia

  • Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note:  I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections using the largest flower die for the main base of the flower.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents. 
  • Form tiny yellow flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I love to use my reverse tweezers when working with tiny die cut parts and pieces.  They are like having a third hand.
  • Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the bow.

Click thru to see how I decorated this lovely Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

The Holly and Berry Branches

  • Cut the holly using green and red cardstock.
  • Attach the red berries to the holly branches using glossy accents.
  • Use green and white cardstock to cut the berry branches.
  • Adhere the white berries to the branches using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the holly and berry branches under the poinsettia and attach using hot glue.

Click thru to see how I decorated this Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

Blog Candy Winner

I am excited to announce that Becky Green made the 4th comment on my blog candy post and is the winner of my blog candy offering.  I hope you enjoy playing with the Rubbernecker Stamps Truck, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals.  Becky, please email your mailing address to me at [email protected] and Rubbernecker will get your gift right out in the mail to you.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my decorated Christmas cookie bucket.  It’s always fun to come up with different ways to use our crating supplies other than scrapping or card making.  Have you created an “anything but a card” project this holiday season?  If so, please tell me about it or provide a link in the comments section.  I would love to hear about your creative ideas.

Dies used for my project.

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5162-01D berries
[ RBB ]
 

Tools and supplies.  Note:  the bucket that I used comes in 5 colors at Michaels but it would only picture the red for my Linkdeli linking. 

 
Purchase the Small Tin Pail by…
[ MCH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
ornerx Plaid Christmas Ribbon 5/8″ x…
[ AMZUS ]
Offray 1/4″ Wide Double Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
 

A decorated Christmas cookie bucket looks great on your holiday dessert table.