Thursday, 17 October 2013

Halloween Treat Bucket {Tutorial}

This post is sponsored by Blueprint Social and Martha Stewart Decoupage Products. However, as always, I only share products that I love. All opinions are my own.

I am having so much fun creating some Halloween projects for around our house!  I was so excited to try out some Martha Stewart Decoupage products to create this crazy cute & easy Halloween Treat Bucket. This would be such a great project to make with  kids as a family activity before the trick-or-treating fun begins. Each child could have their own custom, personalized bucket for collecting treats on the big night of costumes and howling, good fun! Or you could simply use it as a 'candy bowl' for guests to help themselves!
For this project, I used these supplies. Empty paint cans can usually be purchased at the local paint store, while all of the Martha Stewart Decoupage products can be found at Michaels.
The first step for creating the Halloween Treat Bucket is to measure and cut the decoupage paper to fit the bucket.
I cut two large pieces to go around the paint can.
{We will deal with the sides in just a minute.}
Next, using the paint, stencil letters and pouncers, I stencilled "Treats" on one sheet of the decoupage paper. It is so much easier to stencil on a flat paper than paper that is already on a can!
Let the stencil dry completely.
Then I covered the can completely in Martha Stewart Decoupage in Matte Finish.
The great thing about all the decoupage formulas is that they are: dishwasher safe, machine washable, non-yellowing, dry hard with no tack and can be used indoors or out.
And all of the Martha Stewart Craft Decoupage Formulas and Finishes can be used on any surface including: glass, fabric, paper, metal and wood to create any project your heart desires!
Then I applied the 2 sheets of decoupage paper around the can. But I was left with some seams that needed to be covered, so I cut thin strips of decoupage paper and covered  the seams.
It worked perfectly!
Next, using more decoupage formula and a brush, I added this fun trim around the top and bottom of the can.
And I gave everything a final coat of decoupage formula to protect everything.
I followed the directions to let everything dry properly.
When the can was completely dry, I added some colorful ribbon to the handles.
And then I added some tissue paper and filled the can with lots of yummy Halloween goodies!
And that is how I created a wonderful Halloween Treat Bucket for guests to help themselves to sweet treats while visiting our humble abode!

 If  you 're looking for more fun Halloween projects or inspiration, get ideas from fellow crafters from Plaid Crafts on Facebook or Pinterest!

This post has been linked to:
The 36th Avenue, The Great Halloween Link Up, Liz Marie Blog, Tidy Mom, Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons,  The Inspiration Gallery, Chic & Craft Party, Whipperberry, Remodelaholic, Link Party Palooza,Share Your Creativity, Super Saturday Show & Tell, The Sunday Showcase, Block Party, Craft-O-Maniac,  Gingersnap Crafts, Inspiration Exchange, The DIY Dreamer, Someday Crafts, Work It Wednesday, Make The Scene Monday, Block Party, Show Me What You Got,  A Bowl Full of Lemons, Chef-In-Training,

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