I thought I’d mention how I customized the cheap $1.00 Trick or Treat buckets this year to match our Halloween costumes.
Sometimes treat buckets are fairly expensive- I have seen them up to $20. And often you can’t always find ones that really look fantastic with your child’s costume anyway.
So I bought an orange bucket at Party City for my little super hero. I just spray painted it a cherry red color.
That will cover most of it except you will have indents where the Jack o Lantern face is on the other side. You canjust tape off the black eyes and mouth before you paint if you want to keep it on there or you can freehand paint it back on later with the color of your choice.
I choose to try and hide the face so I spray painted it all. Then I cut some vinyl out with my Silhouette Cameo machine. The cameo software has this adorable litte M design so I used that this year instead of the traditional Superman S because she is Super Maya!
So the vinyl is perfect because I placed that on top of where the Jack o Lantern face was and that covered it right up.
For the flip side I just used vinyl again to spell out “Super Maya”.
Fun and so easy to do!
For my little Angel, I just bought a pink treat bucket for $1. I used Deco Arts Glamour Dust paint to make a glittery gold for the eyes and mouth. That paint runs about $1.99 at the craft stores (use your coupons!) and it is amazing stuff! You get lovely glitter that is shiny and perfect that you just paint on.
Next I yanked off the plain black handle and just used a thick ribbon I had on hand and tied several knots on the inside to hold it in place.
On the back I had intended to write “Adriana” but my little girl wanted it to say Angel instead so there you have it.
I know not everyone has a Silouette but you can still have fun with these cheap-y buckets. There are zillions of stickers, letters, Halloween themed adhesives available out there at craft stores or Target and Walmart. Check the Halloween section or the scrapbooking section and I bet you find something for just about any costume.
I have seen these awesome rhinestone spiders and embellishments that are meant for pumpkins at the craft stores this year. Those would look fantastic on a plain black bucket! Or just glue some little plastic spiders— the options are endless!
Wouldn’t these be fun for a Halloween party? You can store utensils or snacks or use them to hold your own candy stash. Much more festive then a plain bowl.
Does anyone else embellish treat buckets? I’d love to hear your great ideas! This entire project took me about 15 minutes total- not including the time the spray paint took to dry.