Bucketful Paper Craft Bucket

Fill a bucketful of your sweetheart's favorite sweets, snacks, or other surprise and show your love with a personalized paper bucket. A perfect Sweetest Day gift.

Present a few small gifts wrapped in tissue paper. Make a couples bucket list together and keep it stored inside. Add strips of paper inside with the many reasons why you love her/him. Print some love coupons and use the bucket to hold them.

Personalize the optional tag and label by entering custom text in the PDF form fields. Add your own message like "A bucketful of love" or "Our Bucket List."

The handle folds down to make it easier to fill the bucket. Simple photo instructions to print and assemble the paper craft are below.

Give your special someone a bucketful of love in a creative way.

Get the free Adobe® Reader® PDF viewer to open and print this file properly on your computer. The free Foxit MobilePDF app for iOS or Android is required to fill PDF forms if using a tablet or phone.

The template should be printed on heavy card stock US Letter or A4 Paper sizes.

PDFBucketful Template



Bucketful text Step 1

Download the personalized template PDF above.

Click and highlight the wording in the PDF form fields to personalize with the tag on page 2 with your names.

Repeat for the label on page 3 to add your own message. The text will resize to fit.

Bucketful print Step 1

Click the print button or File, Print and select Pages (enter 2-3 only) before printing.

Set paper quality/type to best on card stock paper before printing and load printer tray with card stock paper.

Bucketful score Step 3

Use the paper clip to score the fold lines. The fold line guides are the blue dashed lines.

Push down and slide paper clip along the ends of the tabs to follow the curve as shown.

Repeat for each fold line on the handle.

Bucketful cut out Step 4

Once all fold lines are scored, use the craft knife or scissor to cut out each piece.

When cutting, keep the cut path on the line so that you do not see white around the edges.

Bucketful curved cut Step 5

Using the scissors, cut curved areas like the handle as shown.

Turn the paper into the scissors for a smooth rounded cut.

Bucketful tape Step 6

Place double sided tape on each of the tabs marked "Tape."

Glue may also be used.

Bucketful combine Step 7

Connect both sides of the bucket together as shown and press down along tape.

Bucketful tabs Step 8

Place double sided tape on each of the small bottom tabs marked "Tape."

Bucketful fold Step 9

Fold each of the bottom tabs as shown.

Bucketful bottom Step 10

Curve the sides keeping the tabs flush along the bottom circle while pressing the tape tabs.

Move along each tab to close the bottom.

Bucketful sides Step 11

Press the side tabs together firmly.

Bucketful handle down Step 12

Fold the handle down along the straight fold.

Repeat for the other side.

Bucketful handle angle Step 13

Fold again along the angled fold as shown.

Repeat in the opposite direction for the other side.

Bucketful attach handle Step 14

Place a piece of double sided tape on the back of the each side of the handle.

Attach to sides just below the top line and centered along the connected sides as shown.

Bucketful tag Step 15

Place a piece of double sided tape on the back of the optional tag along the top.

Fold the brown loop over the handle as shown onto the tape and then fold the back of the tag to close.

Bucketful label fill Step 16

Attach the optional front label by placing a piece of double sided tape on the back, then press onto any location of your choice.

Fill with a bucketful of whatever your sweetheart loves.


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