I just love a good party favor, especially ones as snazzy as these monogrammed, ribbon-adorned favor buckets. They’re festive, personal, and really, really cute. Today, Amy from Amy Giggles Designs is here to share her tutorial on how to make them!
You’ll need these supplies:
Small metal buckets in the color of your choice (the one in the photo is about 5″ tall)
Coordinating ribbons (thin width)
Cricut machine (optional)
Step 1: Use your Cricut machine cut out the initials. Amy used the Lyrical Letters cartridge. She says, “If you do not have a Cricut machine, you can find a font on your computer and print out the letter on a piece of plain paper. Overlap the printed paper with the vinyl sheet and carefully cut out the letter. This is just as cute, but takes a little bit longer to do.”
• Remember that for traditional monograms like the one shown here, the initial of the last name is the largest and placed in the center. So the initials would be: first, last, middle.
• If you’re making lots of favor buckets or cutting the letters out by hand, they would also look nice with a single, large initial in a simpler font. (And this way you also wouldn’t have to find out everyone’s middle names!)
Step 2: If necessary, trim the rough edges off the letters using scissors. Then, peel the backing off of the vinyl and place the letters on the front of the bucket.
Step 3: Cut your ribbons into various lengths (around 4 to 6 inches). Cut the edges in a diagonal to prevent fraying.
Step 4: Tie the ribbons in double knots on the bucket handles. Push the ribbons together as closely as possible for the best effect. Keep adding ribbons until the handles are completely covered. After covering both handles, you can trim down any ribbons that are too long.
Ta-da! Your bucket is ready to fill with goodies. Though whatever you put inside, I bet the bucket itself would still be everyone’s favorite part!
Thanks so much to Amy from Amy Giggles Designs for sharing her tutorial with us!
Note: Amy is open to taking custom orders via her website for a variety of items, including stockings, parson chair slipcovers, t-shirt quilts, and buckets like the ones shown here!