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Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, “C”}

Welcome back to our bus riding, recess playing and attendance taking Back To School, A-Z Series where all month long we are celebrating the alphabet! Are you ready for school? Are your kiddos? I am so sad to see my kids go back to school, but they love school, hangin’ with their pals and learning about all that reading, writing and arithmetic! So, while they are packing their back packs, check out this super fun and super quick project by Christine from I Dig Pinterest that is super cute too. Enjoy!

Hi Ribbon Retreat Readers! It’s Christine again from I Dig Pinterest!

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I’m loving having my kids home for the summer. We’ve been playing and vacationing up a storm! So I kind of cringe to even say this, but before you know it, school will be in session again. The stores have already stocked their back-to-school aisles. Sad day. 🙁 But the exciting part is that I get to load up on pretty, colorful project supplies at a great price! I get giddy like a school girl when I see the markers, colored pencils and notebooks out in full force.

I’m thrilled to be a part of the Ribbon Retreat’s A-Z Back to School Series! I selected “C” because it’s the best letter ever (i.e. my name begins with it). ;:) I’ll be homeschooling my son for preschool this year, so I thought a supply caddy would come in very handy. I love the idea of keeping all our art components in one place, organized, and at our finger tips. And it doesn’t hurt that it looks so cute with all the bright colors intermixed!

I’m slightly obsessed with mini buckets. Every time I go to Target, I hit the Dollar Spot for new varieties and always end up leaving with way too many. My husband wondered if I’d ever find a use for them, so this project said, “I told you so.” ;:)

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
The buckets are darling by themselves, but I really wanted to throw another fun element into the mix. The ribbon tassels are just the thing!

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Ribbon tassels are unbelievably easy to make and so adorable if I do say so myself!

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I decided to put the tassels on every other bucket so things didn’t get too busy looking, but you can totally attach them to every one if you’d like.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this convenient supply caddy:
A large metal pizza pan or other circular tray (mine was 16″ in diameter)
7 mini buckets and 1 larger bucket for the center
Hot Glue Gun
Supplies to fill the buckets

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Start by grabbing a scrap piece of cardboard to wrap the ribbon around. The wider your piece, the longer your tassels will be. Hold the ends of two strands of ribbon. I didn’t cut mine until after I was done wrapping.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Wrap the ribbon strands around about 6-8 times (or more), depending on how full you want your tassels to be. Make sure both sets of ends end up on top.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now hold those ends in place and thread two strands of ribbon (mine measured about 12″) underneath the wrapped ribbon.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Tie the ribbon strands tightly in the center. Sorry about the blurry photo.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Turn it over and cut down the center of your ribbon.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Make sure the knot is on bottom.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pinch the two parts together.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now wrap another piece of ribbon tightly around a few times, close to the top.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Tie tightly in back to secure.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Trim the long ends that come from the knots.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now cut a small piece of ribbon (about 3″ long), wrap around your bucket handle, and hot glue together at the ends.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now just glue your ribbon tassel to the loop, making sure that the knot is in back where you can’t see it.  Repeat this process for additional tassels.

Ribbon Tassel Bucket Supply Caddy {A-Z Series, "C"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Now arrange the buckets on your tray, fill with essential art supplies and get busy creating! It turns easily on the table so kids don’t have to reach over to grab things.

This is such a fun and colorful project! I hope you’ll follow along for more ideas like it!

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Are you getting excited for that 1st day of school? This supply caddy and the scissors, glue, etc. makes me a little more excited. I too love school supplies almost more than my kiddos do and this supply caddy would be perfect for all those extra school supplies that I purchase for myself each and every year…yikes! Thank you Christine for sharing this fun project with us! Make sure to stop over at I Dig Pinterest to see more of Christine’s creativeness!

Our A-Z series is moving right along. I love it already and we are only on the letter “C”! I can’t wait to see what all of our students, aka Contributors, come up with for the rest of the alphabet inspired projects. I know it is going to be great!

But since we are talking about the letter “C”, Caddies and organizing today, let’s check out a couple more projects that have to do with the letter “C” and/or organizing…..

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