Love Buckets

By February 8, 2010DIY Projects, Holidays

Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Do you have your gifts ready? If not, here is a fun idea that I started doing for my boys many, many years ago.

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Love Buckets! I started with white paint buckets, you can buy them at Walmart for around $2, then I used a bottle of paint, the kind you can use on fabric, to write their name on the bucket. Then using rubber stamps and paint, I randomly painted XOXO’s, lips and hearts on the bucket.

Then, fill it with everything that your special sweetie loves. You can buy toys and candy, or even head to the Dollar Store for some small items. A card game, book or puzzle are great ideas too.

I have done both, typically buying a small toy and candy. My oldest son, collects Pez, so I usually include a new Pez dispenser or two. My middle son likes sports, some gifts I have bought for him are new baseballs, or a sports magazine. My youngest son loves trading cards and books.

When they were younger, I cut hearts out of construction paper and wrote some heartfelt words on them like…

  • You are perfect
  • Love is sweet
  • You are so cute
  • I love you to the Moon and back
  • I’m proud of you
  • You are the best
  • You’re #1
  • You are a GREAT kid
  • Smile
  • I love you

The list goes on.

I used 3 different colors, then laid them out on the floor to lead to the bucket.

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