Buckets Full of Sunshine

How would you like to spread buckets full of sunshine to those you’ve been thinking about? Today Susan Budge will show you just how simple and easy it can be to do so.

What You’ll Need:

  • Shine (A la carte)
  • Yellow Cardstock
    • Any patterned paper with Yellow would work
  • Your Free Kiwi Lane Printable (Click here to Print)
  • Yellow Bucket
    • Could use a basket or cup if you don’t have bucket… they’ll get the idea!!
  • Decorative Yellow Shredded paper
  • Clear Wrap
  • Crimped Curling Ribbon
  • Pop up squares if you want to add dimension to your sentiment
  • Yellow Items/Treats

Free Kiwi Lane Printable:

Before creating our FREE PRINTABLE Susan asked whether you liked the Burst or Circle center better. Turns out there was a mix of feedback so we created a PDF with both options!!

Don’t have our Shine A la carte? No worries you can also use our Accents (4) template as seen above.

Want to add a little extra something to your sentiment? Consider adding our Tags (1) template behind your sun and writing a message on the back for your recipient.

What to Add to your Buckets:

It’s so fun to be at the store and looks for all things YELLOW! So enjoy gathering whatever yellow items/treats you wish to include in your buckets. Here are some ideas for you to think about:


  • Peanut M&M’s
  • Juicy Fruit Gum
  • Lemonheads
  • Yellow Starburts
  • Yellow Nerds
  • Butterfinger
  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Lollipops
  • Oh Henry
  • Smart Food Popcorn
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Charleston Chew
  • Sugar Babies


  • Lemonade
  • Yellow Gatorade
  • Crush Pineapple
  • Fanta Pineapple
  • Mello Yello

Other Goodies

  • Socks
  • Notepad
  • Nail Polish
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Lip Balm
  • Balloons
  • Flowers

View Susan’s Live

To see Susan explain her whole Bucket of Sunshine Idea watch her below:

I encourage you to think of at least one person to add a little sunshine to their day. Pick a neighbor, friend or church member and drop off a little bucket of sunshine on their porch, ring the doorbell and run!

-Susan Budge

Hopefully this inspires you to Play, Create & most importantly today… CONNECT with those you are thinking about!

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