Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Bucket List

Nope, I'm not referring to that list of things that I want to do before I kick the bucket. We can do that another time, OK? For now I need some help with a list of uses for this upcycled bucket!

I crocheted this rainbow vessel on our trip back to Virginia from Massachusetts. It is made out of an entire used and freshly laundered, tie dyed, cotton jersey knit sheet. It measures 8" wide and 8" tall, and is sturdy yet super soft. It holds it shape, but is flexible and can stretch if necessary.

Say someone gave this to you as a gift...what would you use it for in your home? I'm hoping to gather LOTS of different ideas to include in the description when I list this item in my shop one day soon. Thank you in advance for your help!!!


Angela said...

I would stick a little potted plant in it.

Jennie said...

Ooh- good idea, Angela- thank you! It would actually hold a pretty good sized potted plant- an 8 inch pot is nothing to sneeze at, lol!

jessijewels said...

hmmmm, 8" x 8". that's decent sized so i'm thinking it would work good for the following things...

* stick a potted plant in it and cover up that terracotta!
* fruit and potatos would fit nicely.
* as a jeweler or scrapbooker, it would come in very handy to collect paper scraps, tools, ribbons and so much more.
* fill with crossword books, a handheld game, pencils and snacks and give as a gift for someone who travels or as a raffle item.

ok, that's all i got right now. have a great night! xo

Jackie said...

I would put it in the fron hall to hold the mail until I could sort it

L.o.v.e. said...

What about a waste basket(possibly for you car), a yarn ball holder for a knitter/crocheter, toiletry holder (maybe a baby's room), or a crayon/marker/art supply holder for kids.

That's all I can think of! :)

Jennie said...

You guys are fantastic! Thank you so much- this list is great so far :)

AMOzarkian said...

How about:

Pencil holder

Paint brush holder

Paper clip holder

Change holder

Makeup brush holder

Qtip holder

Key keeper

Lined with a plastic baggie or something and it could be a little candy keeper

You know I use mine that you made me for my paint brushes and it's awesome! It could hold craft pens, craft knives, crafty tools. Tons of stuff! Cheers!

CelticKnot said...

Beautiful bucket, Jennie!

I came in late, so pretty much everything has been said. Great ideas, everyone! Here are a few more:

-raffle ticket holder
-pocket keeper by front door (keys, wallet, cell phone, etc)
-artificial flower vase

BananaSaurusRex said...

I would put it by the back door and fill it with sunscreens and chapsticks and the kids' rolled up sunhats - all those things you need as you're going out to play in the sunshine.

In fact - I may need to buy it.....

Jennie said...

lol, Rebecca! Great idea about the outdoor stuff bucket :)

Sygnet Creations said...

Line with wax paper and add some potpourri and use in my office for a nice spring smell =)

CelticKnot said...

Use in the bathroom for washcloths, loofahs, etc.

CelticKnot said...

-On the dresser for rolled up/paired socks or books and magazines.
-Use it to store pet toys.

Cottage In The Sun said...

How about for when you bundle up silverware and napkins all together for a buffet or outdoor party. That's what I would use it for!