8.25.2011

Cookie Kit in a Bucket {Gift Idea}

Recently I was invited to a bridal shower with a grocery theme.  Guests were encouraged to bring items to help stock the new couples pantry.  I thought a cookie kit might be fun, so I bought a 5 gallon bucket w/lid for $3 and added a vinyl label with their last name to it just to add a little something special.   Then I filled the bucket with the ingredients needed to make chocolate chip cookies.


Two 5 pound bags of flour and one 5 pound bag of sugar will fit at the bottom, then fill in with all of the other ingredients.  If I'd had time before the shower, I would have taped a recipe to the inside of the lid too, but since I thought of the idea last minute while at the grocery store, there just wasn't time.  I only had 20 minutes when I got home from shopping to put it all together before I needed to leave for the shower, good thing it came together so fast!


About the vinyl lettering:

The font I used for 'COOKIES' (2" tall) is Oh {Photo}! Shoot (one of my favorites) from Kevin and Amanda
The words in black (1 1/2" tall) are in a font called Impact.

* Tip:  A twist on lid would be much easier to use than the lids that come with the buckets.  A friend was telling me that she keeps her flour and sugar in five gallon buckets with twist on lids in her pantry.  She's planning to label them 'flour' and 'sugar' with vinyl.  Love that idea! 

The cost of the kit was very close to $20.  It was quick and easy to put together and I even found out at the shower that cookies are the grooms favorite dessert--lucky pick. :)

There's no reason to stop at a cookie kit, just think of all of the pantry/food storage items you could fit into a 5 gallon bucket!  Add a cute label, and you've got yourself a fun and practical gift idea!  (Think Christmas.)

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14 comments:

laxsupermom said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Karen's Ideas Galore said...

Very cute! Is the label vinyl? Could you post a how-to?

Karen said...

That's a great idea Janet! Missed ya for a few days. Summer is so crazy, huh? I am not posting as much either. Take care!

Janet said...

To Karen's Ideas Galore: You're right, the label is cut from vinyl with a Silhouette.

btanders said...

What a clever idea. I might have to give this a try for the next shower I am invited too!

lynn said...

this is my kind of gift--love this, janet:)

juliemadtx said...

Came over from TT&J. What a great gift idea - lots of basic pantry items for a new couple! It can get expensive to stock a pantry from scratch. You gave them a great head start!

Christa @ BrownSugarToast said...

so cute!!! we LOVE choc chip cookies at our house, so this sounds like such a fun idea!!! thanks! :)

Katy said...

This is one of my favorite gifts for a bride. All of the ingredients for cookies adds up really fast when you have to buy everything. Your presentation is too cute!

katy @ redBuddy notes

Big D and Me said...

I think it's a wonderful gift for a couple just starting out - in fact, I think it would be perfect for me and I've been married 14 years - so fun and can personalize it depending on the couples likes and dislikes

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you share your creative posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

Emily said...

love the idea! That will make a lot of cookies!

The Stuff of Success said...

Good afternoon - just found your post at Sewmuchado and I think it is a great idea. I am now a follower. Please consider adding your items to my new link party at www.thestuffofsuccess.com . Have a great day.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration

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