Craft Stick Projects

Mini Bucket Project

A finished mini bucket.
A finished mini bucket.

Try this mini bucket project -- an adorable little container just the perfect size to hold a party favor or a small flower such as a pansy or violet.

What You'll Need:

  • 18 mini craft sticks
  • 9-ounce paper cup
  • 10 inches black craft wire, 20 gauge
  • 18 inches black ribbon, 1/8 inch wide
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Bamboo skewer or thin wood dowel

How to Make a Mini Bucket

Step 1: Cut the top off the paper cup so only 2-1/4 inches remain.

Step 2: Glue mini craft sticks vertically all the way around the cup. Let dry.

Step 3: Wrap and tightly coil the middle of the wire around a skewer or thin dowel to create a coiled handle. Remove the skewer.

Step 4: Use the skewer to poke holes in each side of the cup, between the sticks. Insert about 1 inch of the wire handle into each side, and bend the wire up to secure the handle.

Step 5: Cut the black ribbon into two lengths, glue one around the top and one around the bottom of the bucket.

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