How to Personalize Sand Pails


A pail, a sandy beach and an imagination are all a child needs to stay entertained for hours on a warm sunny day. Take a plain plastic pail and a few inexpensive craft supplies to make a personalized pail for your young beach goer. Personalized pails also make fitting playful containers for beach-themed party favors, Easter treats and gifts in place of gift bags.

Things You'll Need

  • Sand pail
  • Self-adhesive vinyl letters
  • Contact paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife
  • Long thin latex balloons
  • Use self-adhesive vinyl letters to put the name of the pail's owner on the front of the pail.

  • Draw designs on contact paper using a pencil. Simple designs work best, such as basic shapes.

  • Cut the designs from the contact paper using a craft knife.

  • Peel the backing paper off of the cut out pieces and adhere the pieces to the pail.

  • Tie long thin latex balloons to the pail's handle with double knots to create a fringe along the entire length of the handle.

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