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Super Simple Jack-O-Lantern Candy Dish

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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!


Out of all the trick or treat buckets I have in my collection, this pumpkin is my favorite. I love the vintage feel and I think the jack-o-lantern face is the cutest. With that in mind, I set out to give new life to this simple bucket without ruining it.

The result was even better than I expected! This is a quick and easy craft that you will want to keep displaying for Halloween seasons to come.

Materials needed.

Materials needed.

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic Jack-O-Lantern
  • Acrylic paint - Burnt Umber and Brown Nutmeg
  • An old cloth
  • Spiderwebbing
  • Plastic spiders

Steps 1 - 5

1. Remove the handle from your pumpkin. Then wash and dry it well.

2. Combine a bit of Burnt Umber and Nutmeg Brown paint into a bowl. Add a splash of water to dilute. Mix well.

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3. Paint your pumpkin using the diluted mix. Using an old cloth, lightly rub off the paint. Work in circular motions. Let dry completely. Then, repeat this step.

4. Add your finishing touches. Stretch spiderwebbing across your pumpkin and add a spider for interest.

5. Fill your pumpkin with candy and set out on the counter all season long, or use your candy-filled pumpkin to hand out treats to the neighborhood kids.

© 2022 Alyssa

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