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Dollar Tree Popcorn Gift Idea

Learn how to create a fun, family friendly Dollar Tree popcorn gift idea using Dollar Tree popcorn buckets and StyleTechCraft vinyl!

You know how much I love to use Dollar Tree items to make AWESOME gifts. This post is no exception.

I am in love with this Dollar Tree popcorn gift idea that includes some cut vinyl pieces to look like the Disney castles.

If you have friends and family members who love to watch Disney movies this is the perfect gift for them.

AND…

If you LOVE Dollar Tree crafts and gifts then you are definitely in the right place.

Close up of finished individual popcorn buckets with names.

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Dollar Tree Popcorn Gift Idea

This easy gift idea starts with some basic supplies including StyleTechCraft Luster vinyl and some Dollar Tree products.

This is a sponsored post. The nice folks at StyleTechCraft have provided me the vinyl materials to create this project! All of the opinions are 100% my own.

Materials Needed

I have added some affiliate links for your convenience. You can see my full disclosure here.

Step 1: Download the files and upload into Design Space

First you need to grab the SVG files you want to add to the popcorn buckets. My son Ian and his family LOVE Disney movies so I chose an assortment of Disney castles.

Purchase them from Etsy and get them downloaded onto your computer.

I also wanted to add some fireworks to my design. The fireworks SVG came right from Cricut and it is a free file. I will show you how to get to that in a minute.

When you have your designs ready, open Cricut Design Space.

Click on “new project”.

Cricut Design Space screenshot

Then click on “upload”

Cricut Design Space screenshot

Choose “upload image” and click on it.

Cricut Design Space screenshot

Choose “browse”.

Cricut Design Space screenshot

Find your downloaded file on your computer and click open.

Then, click the green upload button in the lower right corner.

Cricut Design Space Screenshot

This will bring your image into Design space.

Then you need to re-size your images to fit your project.

When I had all of my images and text done my project looked like this.

Screen shot of design in Cricut Design Space

But to get to this point there were a few more steps.

Grab a Cricut image

Within Design space there are all of the Cricut Designs to choose from. Some are free and some are paid.

I like the free designs but I have paid for a couple as well.

To grab a Cricut image click on “images” on the left side of the screen.

Cricut Design Space screenshot

Then search for the type of images your are looking for. For example I typed in “fireworks”.

Cricut Design Space screenshot

I chose the first one. Click on it and then click “add to canvas” in the lower right corner of the screen.

Adding text to your design

If you want to add some text click on the text icon on the left side of the screen.

A text box will appear but before you type you want to choose your font. I like to choose “system” at the top of the screen. This will bring up all of the fonts I have on my computer.

Some of the Cricut fonts are really nice but they can be $4 or more to purchase.

I downloaded the “Waltograph” font from Dafont.com. I am only using this for personal use so it is ok to use.

Cricut Design Space Screenshot

Once you have chosen your font you can start typing your text.

Your font choice will remain chosen until you change it again so type all of the words or phrases

I added all of the names of Ian’s family and then I wanted some text to add to the large popcorn bucket under the castle.

I chose “James Family” and “Disney Movie Night”.

Color Choices

I knew I wanted to use four different colors for this project. The Luster vinyl is so pretty and I really loved the red, teal, purple and yellow.

You can change the colors of your designs in order to see how it will “sort of ” look on your project.

Then the Cricut Maker will sort your colors into different mats when you are ready to cut.

Once you have everything sized and ready to cut, click on “make it” in the upper right corner.

Add each color to your mat and cut until you have cut all of the colors.

Step 2: Weed and add transfer paper

Once the designs are all cut weed them using the weeding tool.

Here they are all weeded and pretty. I just love the colors of this vinyl. It not glossy but just has the perfect sheen.

Cut and weeded vinyl pieces of Disney castles and family names

Here they are with the transfer tape added to the top.

Cut Disney designs and names using Styletechvinyl. Weeded with transfer paper

Now they are ready to add to the popcorn buckets.

Step 3: Add the vinyl

Here is what the popcorn buckets looked like before I added any vinyl.

They have the red and white striped sides.

Dollar Tree red striped popcorn bucket and individual serving buckets

And the white sides.

Dollar Tree red striped popcorn bucket and individual serving buckets

Of course I used the white sides to add the vinyl.

Peel off the backing then carefully place the design down. I started with my text at the bottom. Then added the castle and the fireworks were last.

Disney movie night popcorn bucket using Luster vinyl

Side of popcorn bucket with Disney castle and James Family in vinyl

Then I added the names to each of the individual popcorn buckets.

They turned out super cute. I was thinking about adding some fireworks on these too but decided against it.

Two individual popcorn buckets with names in vinyl

Step 4: Finish up the Dollar Tree popcorn gift idea

This is such a fun project and purchasing and adding all of these fun candies and snacks just added to the fun.

I choose skittles, Mike n Ike, Whoppers, Starburst (pink only), Cracker Jack, Popcorn and Hot Tamales. All from the Dollar Tree.

Before I added the candy I added two bags of the shredded paper filling. This just helps to lift the candy and snacks up so they stick out of the top.

Finished Disney movie night popcorn bucket using Luster vinyl

What do you think?

Finished Disney movie night popcorn bucket using Luster vinyl

And the reverse side!

Finished Disney popcorn git idea James Family with purple castle and fireworks

Close up of finished individual popcorn buckets with names.

Close up of finished individual popcorn buckets with names.

I just love the entire popcorn gift and I hope they love it too.

I am adding some printable instructions for you just in case you want them.

Dollar Tree Popcorn Gift Idea

Finished Disney movie night popcorn bucket using Luster vinyl

Learn how to create a fun, family friendly Dollar Tree popcorn gift idea using Dollar Tree popcorn buckets and StyleTechCraft vinyl!

Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20

Instructions

  1. Download your SVG files onto your computer.
  2. Downlowad the Waltograph font from Dafont.com (personal use only)
  3. Upload the designs into Cricut Design space.
  4. Resize designs to fit your popcorn projects.
  5. Type out the text for the sides of the large popcorn buck and for each of the individual name buckets.
  6. Change the colors to represent the colors of your vinyl.
  7. Cut the designs.
  8. Weed the cute designs using the weeding tool.
  9. Add transfer tape to the weeded desgins.
  10. Apply the designs to the popcorn buckets.
  11. Add the shredded paper filler to the large bucket.
  12. Add candy and snacks to complete the Dollar Tree popcorn gift!
  13. Give and watch their faces light up!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you would like to see more from the StyleTechCraft design team check these posts out!

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Happy crafting!

Michelle

Finished Disney movie night popcorn bucket using Luster vinyl

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