Fun Camping Butt-Kits


Make some fun crafts for camping purposes. This craft from Jamielyn Nye is great because you can sit your butt on the bucket around the campfire or stash all your candy for a crazy time. Mod podge is required.


  • 15 Gallon Bucket
  • Scrap Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Batting
  • Foam
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbon


  1. You start out with a 15 gallon bucket. You can get these for free at Sam's or Costco in the Bakery (frosting tubs).
  2. You could spray paint your bucket, but I didn't have time for that...so it stayed white.
  3. I found some scraps I had and measured around the bucket. Cut accordingly.
  4. Next you'll need some mod podge! Start in 4 inch sections (so the glue doesn't dry) and begin wrapping your fabric around, pushing all the bubbles out as you go.

  5. For the seat you can make it as "comfy" as you want. I used about 3 layers of batting and one layer of foam. Cut in a circle to match the lid top and hot glue together. After that is dry wrap fabric tightly around the top and tuck sides under with hot glue.

  6. Next comes the frill! I chose to wrap a big fat ribbon around mine and then tie little ribbons on the handle. You could tie ribbon all the way around the handle which would be super cute! You could get as creative as you'd like!


*Some readers also had some great ideas to do with these buckets... use them as storage in kids rooms, going on picnics or ball games. You can also use them as cheer leading buckets! For the lid we measured and cut out a thin piece of plywood. That we layered with foam, batting and fabric, stapling to the plywood. We then used ultra super heavy duty Velcro tape to adhere to the lid. It also allowed us to change out fabric with each season of cheer.


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