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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