I made these three pails for my mother and sisters-in-law. I got the idea from an Archivers class. You could use any paper, ink, etc. I used chip board and embelishment that I had left over from other christmas project gifts. I used Martha Stewart's scoring board to make the rosetta on the top. I bought the pails at Michaels for $2.99...good deal!!!! I also filled them with candy. Happy Holidays.