October 17, 2019

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

I have always loved old vintage and folk-style candy buckets, and while these are by no means replicas of those antiques, I wanted to try my hand at making my own papier-mache treat buckets with my own spin on them. Turns out it was a fairly easy process with a little patience and a whole lot of messy hands. 

Items to gather...

  • Plastic pumpkin candy buckets
  • Celluclay
  • Elmers Glue
  • Masking Tape
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Drill with bit

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

I used these plastic buckets as my form to keep the pumpkin shape which you can pick up for a dollar at many craft or dollar stores. Before covering them with the paper mache, I did a layer of masking tape in order for the pulp to adhere better to the form (the plastic pumpkins).

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

Follow the directions to mix the celluclay, and then add a couple of tablespoons of elemers glue. I've found this help everything to stick and stay in place while working. The first layer of papier-mache was just a thin layer to cover everything...

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

Then I went back and did a second layer to add all the dimensional and definition aspects to it based off of a couple sketches I made:

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

Next, I painted them! 

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

The final step then was to drill holes on the side and thread in the ribbon to make them into candy buckets.

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

Viola! All done!

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets

DIY Papier-Mache Pumpkin Candy Buckets
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October 1, 2019

Scaring Away Germs At Halloween +A Free Halloween Printable

Halloween Hand Soap Gift

Autumn weather brings with itself so many exciting things: pumpkins, cooler weather, hot cider drinking. But it also brings some not so exciting things, like heightened germ weather--colds and the flu. If you're a teacher you enter the beginning stages of I'm-trying-to-not-get-sick-from-all-these-kids-weather. AKA: Don't touch me with those hands--I've seen where they've been. 

Instead of sending in a Halloween sugary treat to your child's teacher to celebrate the season, might I just put forth that you lend him or her your support in this battle of germ-killing? Send them a festive hand soap. You can easily pick these up at Target or Home Goods (amongst other places).

Halloween Hand Soap Gift

Attach a little tag with some ribbon or twine. Click the link below to download this one I made for you to use for free!


Halloween Hand Soap Gift

If you use these tags, do me a favor and leave a link below for me to see it in your diy projects! Happy germ scaring!

Halloween Hand Soap Gift

© Natalie Grimm. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.