DIY Pumpkin Halloween Candy Bucket

  • 01 of 05

    DIY Pumpkin Halloween Candy Bucket

    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket
    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket. Stephanie White

    Showcase your creativity by decorating the traditional orange plastic pumpkin used to collect candy on Halloween so that it matches your costume with a coat of paint. Additionally, these painted Halloween candy buckets also make for an excellent decorative way to hand out candy to all trick-or-treaters who come to your home on Halloween.

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  • 02 of 05

    Gather Your Supplies

    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket
    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket. Stephanie White

    To decorate your plastic pumpkin candy bucket you will need the following materials:

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  • 03 of 05

    Spray Paint the Pumpkin

    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket
    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket. Stephanie White
    • To begin, place your plastic pumpkin outdoors or in a well-ventilated area on a drop cloth. Make sure to cover anything near the area you are painting with additional drop cloths or move them away while you are painting the pumpkin.
    • Paint 1 to 2 light coats of gold spray paint, until there is even coverage on all viewable areas of the pumpkin. Once the gold spray paint has dried flip the plastic bucket upside down and paint again 1 to 2 more coats of gold spray paint. Allow the paint to dry.
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  • 04 of 05

    Draw in the Features

    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket
    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket. Stephanie White
    • Draw in the eyes, nose and mouth areas that were previously black with a black Sharpie marker or paint marker to return them to their original color.
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  • 05 of 05

    Ready for Trick-Or-Treating

    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket
    DIY Halloween Candy Bucket. Stephanie White

    Once the Sharpie ink has dried the Halloween candy bucket is ready to use. Instead of gold and black feel free to experiment with your choice of spray paint and a Sharpie marker to create a combination that matches your costume perfectly.