DIY Pumpkin Halloween Candy Bucket

Make sure the kids are collecting their sugar high’s in style with a cute DIY Pumpkin Halloween Candy Bucket for trick or treat this year!

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Every kid needs a good way to haul their Halloween candy. And these DIY Pumpkin Halloween Candy Buckets are super easy to make!

For those of you that are ready to cram in one last Halloween craft for your kids’ sake, then this DIY Pumpkin Halloween Bucket has your name all over it. 

For the rest of you that only have fur babies that require no candy buckets, you can stick with the Halloween macaron DIY we shared on Insta last night!

Or these are actually perfect if you just want to leave your Halloween candy out front.

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Materials and Tools Needed to Make a DIY Pumpkin Halloween Candy Bucket

Plastic bucket with handle

Plastic friendly orange and metallic gold spray paint — Make sure the spray paint you’re using will bond to plastic, otherwise your child will be covered in spray paint chips. 

Green construction paper for the leaf

Gold crepe or construction paper for stem

Hot glue gun and glue


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How to Make a DIY Pumpkin Halloween Candy Bucket

1 — Remove the plastic handles from the buckets, and then spray paint them the colors of your choice.

2 — While those are drying, use metallic gold to spray the handles.

3 — And let set until completely dry.

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4 — With the construction paper, cut out a leaf shape. Use a dab of hot glue to make the end come to a point for a 3-d effect with the leaf.

5 — Then, glue the leaf to the side of the bucket.

6 — Next, fold the gold paper into a long, skinny rectangle. And then, twist it around a bit to look like a stem.

7 — Glue the stem to the bucket next to the leaf.

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8 —  Once everything is assembled, reattach the handles and let them have at it!

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Also, we’d like to thank my new assistant Tiffany for having really cute offspring and being willing to let us force him to hold a candy bucket while dressed as a lumberjack in the middle of a Houston heatwave.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that with enough confetti around, it’s actually pretty do-able to get kids to model just about anything.

Who knew?!

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More Easy Halloween DIY Ideas

In case you’re looking for some other Halloween DIY ideas, here are some of my favorites —

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