Last Minute Christmas Crafts: Santa Gift Pails

Are you rushing around trying to figure out a few last minute gifts for those on your list?  I have a great solution for you!  Decorate a small storage pail then add candy, cookies, or any small item to make these quick and easy Santa Christmas crafts.  These cute Christmas crafts take minutes to assemble but will make your recipient “Ho Ho Ho” in appreciation.

Santa-pail-Christmas-crafts-Crafts-Unleashed-3Supplies needed to make your own Santa gift Christmas crafts:supply2

Quick and Easy DIY Santa Gift PailCut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the circumference of the pail. Thread the rhinestone slider buckle with the ribbon then wrap around the pail.  Secure the ribbon ends with a dot of hot glue.

Add a label to the top of the pail with the red and white polka dot washi tape. Write your To: and From: on the label tag.

Fill your Santa Christmas crafts pails with the contents of your choice. I simply added an assortment of red candy to one pail – and that gift is done!

Santa-pail-Christmas-crafts-Crafts-Unleashed-4For the other pail, I a cut piece of red glitter scrapbook paper and placed it in the inside of the can.  After the red paper is in place, add your gift and you are done.

Santa-pail-Christmas-crafts-Crafts-Unleashed-2Your gift recipient will enjoy the fun gift inside these Christmas crafts and then be able to use them for storage long after the holiday season.

Santa-pail-Christmas-crafts-Crafts-UnleashedGive these quick and easy Santa gift pails to all of those on your Christmas gift giving list.

About Angie

Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers. Visit her blog at


  1. JaneEllen says

    That was a great gift and easy to put together if you had the stuff you needed for it. Would be great kids gift or even hostess gift if she doesn’t worry about her weight (or get every body else to eat all the candy). I’ll have to keep this in mind for next year, accumulate the supplies ahead of time.
    You come up with such wonderful ideas Angie.


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