I meant to post a pumpkin pie recipe today but I decided to post this following tutorial of making your own candy bowl for Halloween instead 😀
I said to @stevescoins I will be entering his annual Halloween contest again this year, right after (Canadian) Thanksgiving, so here I am, even when my candy bowl is actually still somewhat wet hahaha
I am also going to enter this onto instructables!
When no one can really stay at home to greet the trick or treaters but wwould still like to give away goodies, candy bowl by the door it is.
This year instead just placing a full round bowl, we decided to make ourselves, which can also be a decoration for the door/porch 🙂
Halloween is the biggest event in this house right after birthday(s), we always have fun go mad when it comes to Halloween, but it seems this year we won’t be throwing our annual costume party, boo-hoo.
So when @stevescoins announced his contest, my head piled up a lot of ideas, and he is so awesome for allowing us to send many entries, so this will be entry number 1 for me hahaha You have been warned, expect quite a few postings on Halloween on my feed in coming days 😛
As we won’t be having our annual party, I thought to send entry(ies) that I know I would be using for Halloween even when we won’t be having our party. As we will be going out for trick or treating, which means no one will be at home to hand out candies, we don’t want to disappoint whoever ring our door bell obviously, so I thought, hey, let’s make a candy bowl, so eventhough we aren’t home, them kiddies (and teens, and adulits) still can enjoy treats from our house.
To make this candy bowl, you will need a bucket, wood paint, spray paint, glue gun, wood planks, nails, hammer or power drill, Halloween decorations such as spider web, plastic spiders, and a sign, that says trick or treat (or tricks and treats, whichever), a rat, and a marker.
- wood paint
- orange spray paint
- nail, hammer, power drill
- glue gun
- black marker
- Halloween decorations such as spider web, spiders, rat
It took us exactly 2 days to make this, just to wait for the wood paint to dry (in this cold weather), so yeah, we spent most of our Thanksgiving time making the candy bowl haha
The small spiders attached nicely on spider web, but I used glue gun for the big spider and the rat. I also needed a printer to make the sign PLUS a laminator, which then I cut with a scissor and attached it to the wood, with a stapler.
- Spray paint the bucket and leave to dry, repeat spraying for thicker color
- Nail two pieces of wood (the measurement is depending how tall you’d like your candy bowl to be, or as you can see I got two buckets, smaller and bigger, so the wood would have to match them as well)
- Paint with wood paint and leave to dry
- Once bucket is dried, draw Jack O’ Lantern with marker
Ta-daaaaa! excuse the goodies inside, we have yet shopping any candies as Halloween itself still far to go hahahha
That’s about it. A super easy but presentable candy bowl 😀 My 4 yo did not like the Jack O’ Lantern face tho, he said it scares him, he pleaded for a smiley instead hahaha