Trick or Treat! Halloween Ideas

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Trick or Treat!  It’s about time to think of what we are going to be decorating, dressing up with, and showering our kids with this upcoming season.  I am so excited to show with you a few nifty little Halloween Ideas that some of my blogging friends and I have come together to share. Together, we are going to do a series of ideas over the next few months to help share some craftiness on what you can do this upcoming holiday season – Halloween, as well as Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

To get things started, I am going to share with you one of my Halloween Crafts for the upcoming Trick or Treat fest!

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Halloween Buckets

First we need to gather all of your supplies:

I picked these buckets up at the local hardware store.  I would recommend going in and checking out all of the sizes and weight.  You don’t want to order buckets and end up with something incredibly heavy.  Besides, imagine how heavy it will be after all of the candy is piled in there? If you can’t find them in store, the supply list has the exact bucket I used.

Next you want to choose your base color.  As you can see above, I have a black bucket and a white bucket I painted.  Take your painters tape and cover the handle if you do not want it painted.  Then apply a generous coat of paint to each bucket.  Make sure you shake your spray can well before, and that you are in a well ventilated area.  Another trick is to make sure you don’t get the spray nozzle closer than 12 inches or you could end up with runs on the metal.  Allow to dry over night.

Once your buckets are dry and ready, it’s time to decide on your designs and colors.  I used several different vinyl colors and layered them with files I downloaded from the Silhouette store.

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Use your imagination, and check out the latest from around the web.  I found a few cute designs off of Etsy that I decided to try and recreate.

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Just let your imagination run and create something cute and fun and get ready to enjoy all of the holidays that are right around the corner!

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I hope you enjoyed these Halloween Ideas that I shared with you today.  If you are looking for a Silhouette Vinyl cutting machine, click this link, there is a promotion running until the 13th and you can SAVE!  Make sure to use promo code PINK when checking out.

Are you going to try and make a few Halloween Buckets of your own?  Need a few more ideas?  Check out all of these other great posts that are being shared today and gain some Halloween Inspiration!

Linking to these great parties. 


35 Comments… add one

Recreate and Decorate September 9, 2013, 09:10

yes I love them and I need to get busy with my silhouette!!
Wish I had little girls again so I coulf make them a trick or treat bucket. All they want now is a pillow case!!

Jennifer September 9, 2013, 09:25

Haha! Well my oldest is almost 13 and she still wanted a bucket. :-) She will probably just keep it in her room to put pens and pencils in, or trash! Who knows…

JDaniel4's Mom September 9, 2013, 09:26

These are super cute! I love the witches legs!

JDaniel4's Mom September 9, 2013, 09:27

These are super cute! I love the witches legs! What a fun way to decorate for Halloween.

Jennifer September 9, 2013, 10:17

Thanks so much! It was fun to make these. Can’t wait to see them using these at the end of next month.

popcosmo September 9, 2013, 10:00

I LOVE those witches legs. And your 13 y.o. is too old to trick or treat? She needs to come here… We need to check the ID of the “kids” who trick or treat in our neighborhood. You are never too old for candy though :) haha!

Jennifer September 9, 2013, 10:18

Oh she goes, and she usually has a group of friends, too! They are all “grandfathered” in because of the little one. :-)

Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio September 9, 2013, 10:06

So f-un-n Jennifer! I love your Halloween Bucket ideas! Super cute!

Jennifer September 9, 2013, 10:19

Thanks Therese! I have two more to make for the boys….will have to share those on Instagram when I am finished :-)

Ashley September 9, 2013, 12:13

You all are killing me with these cute projects! Will you mail me a couple for my kids? hehe
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Jennifer September 9, 2013, 12:27

Awe! Thanks Ashley!! And with all of the crafty things you ladies do, I KNOW you can make these :-)

Tamara September 9, 2013, 13:13

Until yesterday, I would have thought the idea of me painting ANYTHING is nutty. However I was making up work hours for the preschool and I had to paint letters on the school playhouse without small paintbrushes! Now everyone seems to think I’m some kind of artist. I’m not! However this looks very fun.
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Jennifer September 9, 2013, 14:06

Thanks Tamara!! I had a lot of fun making these :-)

R.F. Dietz September 9, 2013, 13:14

I love halloween because all these amazing crafty ideas come out for the season! Such fun! Thanks for sharing
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Jennifer September 9, 2013, 14:05

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Laura Trevey September 9, 2013, 16:26

These are spook-tacular!!

Jennifer September 9, 2013, 16:36

Thanks Laura! They were fun to make. Can’t wait to make the boys their buckets!

thedoseofreality September 9, 2013, 19:03

Those are ADORABLE! My girls would LOVE having Halloween buckets! Too cute!-Ashley

Jennifer September 9, 2013, 19:46

Yay! I still have to make two more for the boys, but had to share these!! :-)

Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life September 10, 2013, 08:17

These are very cute! Love them as an alternative to a bag of candy. I don’t have a vinyl cutting machine, is the vinyl removable so you could use the bucket for other things, or it’s pretty permanent? I’m visiting from the Brag About It link party.

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Jennifer September 10, 2013, 08:36

Hi Christy! Thanks for visiting. The vinyl is removable, so you can use the bucket for something else if you want. Love how you can change things up so easily by decorating with vinyl.

Leah September 11, 2013, 16:09

These are super cute buckets! My kids would love them!!

Jennifer September 11, 2013, 16:25

Thanks so much! I am really excited about finishing all four of them, I still have to make the boys :-)

Emily @ My Love for Words September 11, 2013, 20:11

These are so cute! What a great idea. Thanks for linking up to the Pin it Monday hop!

Jennifer September 12, 2013, 02:24

Thanks Emily! So glad you stopped in.

Kimber September 12, 2013, 17:32

These are ridiculously adorable. They look like something you would buy in a fancy boutique! Great job Jen!
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Jennifer September 12, 2013, 17:33

Thanks Kimber! It was a lot of fun making these. :-)

Elena September 12, 2013, 21:35

What a great idea; these came out perfect! I love that they are personalized also :o) I’m definitely pinning to my crafts board! Thanks so much for linking up to The PINcentive Blog Hop and I hope you are having a great week :o)

Jennifer September 12, 2013, 22:46

Thanks so much! I appreciate you stoping by. :-) Have a great weekend!

Alexa September 13, 2013, 10:05

These are so very cool! Visiting from #LOBS and I have pinned this so hopefully some of my more artistic friends and family will check it out!

Jennifer September 13, 2013, 10:08

Yay!!! So happy you stopped in. I hope they love them, too!

Megan @ Our PInteresting Family September 14, 2013, 07:43

Your buckets are just too cute! I found your idea at the LInk Party Palooza. :)
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Jennifer September 14, 2013, 07:45

Thanks Megan! Thanks so much for stopping in :-)

nikki September 25, 2013, 21:40

Aaahhhh!! These are adorable Jenn! I love doing crafty things for the kids and it’s high time they had their own personalized buckets. One of the few things I haven’t done. Super cute!

Jennifer September 25, 2013, 21:48

Thanks Nikki! Well I have buckets, but no costumes yet!! I need to start working on that before they are sold out…so glad you stopped in!

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