Bucket Full of Kitchen Stuff {Secret Sister Gift}

I love giving and getting gifts that are handmade…..especially if it’s something that I can use and that’s my style. I tried to keep that in mind when making gifts for my secret sister this year. (For more info on the Secret Sister program that we do at church, click HERE). I will find out in a few days how I did when we do the big reveal at our women’s new year’s party. :)

I needed a gift for my S.S’s birthday and here’s what I came up with. I know she likes to cook and bake and she has a beautiful kitchen so I decided to put together a little bucket of things that I think she could use.

I started off with this:

  • An empty P90X Recovery Drink Container (If you work out and are looking for a good one, I know where you can get it. Pardon the shameless plug for my husband’s Beach Body business lol)
  • 1 Package of Floursack Dish Towels (It came with 4 and they are really big so I only used 2 and cut them in half to give me 4 normal sized dish towels)
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons because you can never have enough of these!
  • Clothes Pins, Flat Clear Glass Marbles, Magnets and Scrapbook paper (not shown. and please ignore the candles, I didn’t use them).
  • Supplies to embellish the container. I used just and ribbon.

I took the Floursacks and added a pretty fabric border to the bottom.

Then I took my container and with my hot glue gun I covered it in Jute and Ribbon. I also painted the top of it with craft paint (Americana Mud Slide I think??) and Mod Podged a circle made from scrapbook paper to it to dress it up a bit. I also took my measuring spoons and tied them around the top with ribbon.

I took some clothespins that I had laying around and covered them with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. Once they were dry I took a nail file (yes, you read the correctly) and roughed the edges up a bit to make them look a little worn. I use these in my kitchen in place of snack back clips. They work just as good and are cheaper.

The last thing I did was took my flat glass marbles and Mod Podged scrapbook circles that I cut out with my Cricut (since Silhouette won’t send me one to review and giveaway….boo hooo!! lol) to the bottom of them. I used a 1 1/4″ circle and it worked out great. I took heavy duty round magnets and Gorilla Glued them to the bottom. Just a silly little note: the magnets were so strong that when I put them side by side to dry, they were drawn to each other and the magnets started sliding towards each other off the marble. lol That was fun!

Now here are just a few more pictures of everything all layed out.

I really hope she liked it. I know I definitely would have. :)

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  1. says

    CUTE! I had the same problems when I made magnets like that. Some of the magnets were drawn to eachother and slid their way crooked and dried that way. Not pretty!

    I’m sure she loved it!

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