Bridal Buckets

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I’ve been a bridesmaid in 5 different weddings over the past few years. When it comes time to plan the bridal shower, we always like to do a little something extra for the wishing well. For one, we made a poem and told everyone to bring a kitchen item that started with a specific letter. This gives the attendees, a sort of, direction to go with the gift.

For the last shower I was a part of, we decided to do a “Stock the Bar” theme instead of the standard wishing well with kitchen gadgets. We asked all of the guests to bring something that has to do with a bar. We left it pretty open on what you could bring including anything from cocktail napkins to corkscrews, shot glasses, wine charms or a bottle of your favorite liquor. I took this idea and went a little craft crazy. I decided I would make the bride 2 cooler tubs to store all of the stuff that people were bringing for stocking the bar. I also made her two Bejeweled Bottles to fit the theme.

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I thought the tubs would be great to hold the bar items at the shower and then for the future, great to use as ice buckets to store drinks in at a party. I found the tubs at Five Below and obviously couldn’t just let them stay plain. I decided to use my Cricut to decorate them.

I went to the craft store and picked up some navy blue vinyl and created 2 designs to cut out. The vinyl came with instructions on how to cut and what settings to use on the Cricut, which was perfect considering I never used vinyl before.  I went with a design that said “Cheers” and one that said “S & P” (the bride and grooms initials).  The directions on the vinyl suggest you use contact paper to transfer the design but I just peeled it off and stuck it onto the tubs free hand.

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This project was quick, easy, inexpensive and a big hit at the shower.

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We really loaded up Shannon & Paul’s Bar!!


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