Today is exactly why I love Fall. The sun is shining. The air is brisk. And a sweater and jeans feel just right. So, with W down for nap number two it seemed the perfect time to finish up my latest DIY craft project. Inspired by a fellow mommy-blogger, Modern Mama Loves, I set out to create a fall bucket list! Though W is too young to appreciate this right now, I think this will be an awesome seasonal tradition that isn’t expensive to keep up with! (There’s nothing worse than DIY “crafty” things that break the bank).
Right now an “outing” is often pretty overwhelming – between timing it with naps and the sheer amount of stuff that seems to accompany the little guy. But, with the hubby home on weekends, I think this will make exploring the seasons and this beautiful state something we really look forward to showing W!
So, like any crafty biatch, I headed out to Michael’s and stocked up for only $15.99.
1. Galvanized bucket 2. Jute rope 3. Scrapbook paper 4. Clothespins 5. Adhesive (I actually used scrapbook “dots”) 6. Chalkboard stickers 7. Paint pens
It was super easy to chalkboard paint fun excursions onto the chalkboard stickers, stick them onto fun paper, cut them out and stick to clothes pins. They’re hanging right near our command center so we don’t forget…and they’re so darn cute! Next up, taking the “bucket list items” off of the rope and putting them into the “bucket” once we’ve gotten off our butts and done them. Here’s what one of the “bucket list” items looks like!
I used the “Pink and Orange” mum design because it seemed appropriate!
Now that I have the bucket (the most expensive item ringing in at only $6.99), each season it should be easy enough to make new items on some seasonally appropriate scrapbook paper (I love alliteration) and save them for next year. Each page of paper is only .59 cents and every once in a while we might need a few more clothespins, but those are super cheap, too. After a year, we’ll have a set of bucket list items for each season, that, as W grows up and our family changes, we can add to! I have to imagine, though, some of them will be pretty timeless – you can’t go wrong with apple picking in the fall 🙂
Other items that made our bucket list? You’ll have to stay tuned and follow along as we
check them off drop them in the bucket!
PS – this is my first go at using Polyvore for collages! With nap-time coming to an end, there wasn’t a ton of time to fiddle with it…but I’m pretty impressed with how easy it was. Gotta love Google 🙂