DIY Halloween Trick Or Treat Buckets

Halloween must be one of the most exciting celebration for kids; who wouldn’t want to wear cool costume and get lots of candies on Halloween trick or treat?! Well, mommies, I have some cheap DIY Halloween but cool looking ideas to give your kids a bigger smile to go on trick or treat. I made a Halloween trick or treat buckets with 3 different looks, a scary pumpkin, a witch ghost and a cute Frankenstein. Just choose your favorite!


Things To Prepare

It’s a cheap Halloween DIY because I upcycled a paper bowl and use any scrap I have that match the colors I need. So here is the list of things I used to make this trick or treat buckets :

  • Paper bowls ( I got it from food delivery)
  • Craft foam (green and brown)
  • Black card
  • kraft card
  • paper wrap in black and white
  • Orange pumpkin, green, and purple (from red and blue, plus white) watercolor
  • Black marker
  • Silver marker
  • Glue


How To Make

Easy diy to make for your Halloween trick or treat candy hunting. So let me share you how the steps are:

  1. Paint paper bowl used as a bucket, each with different color of orange pumpkin, green and purple. Let it dry.
  2. Cut the kraft card around 1 inch for the handle, then wrap it with black and white paper wrap.
  3. Attach the handle to each bucket by using stapler.
  4. Cut black card in the shape of Frankenstein’s hair, make two sets. Then glue each to the side of the handle. Draw eyes, stitched lips and couple of stitches with black marker on two sides of the bucket, right under the hair. Your Frankenstein trick or treat bucket is ready!
  5. Cut two witch’s hat from black card with glued orange paper as a belt. Draw a line around the hat and buckle with silver marker. Attach the hat each to the handle. Draw rounded eyes and rounded mouth with silver marker on both side of the bucket, right under the hat. Your ghost trick or treat bucket is ready!
  6. Cut two leaves and two stem from orange and brown craft foam. Glue the stem first and then the leaves to each handle. Draw Halloween pumpkin eyes and smile with black marker on both side of the bucket, right under the leaves. Your Halloween pumpkin trick or treat bucket is ready!


Easy and you can be creative with scraps you have for decorating the trick or treat buckets. It’s a great upcycle paper bowls project for cheap Halloween DIY. Your kids would have a good time making it or happily surprised to get them from you to cheer more of their Halloween trick or treat fun time.

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29 thoughts on “DIY Halloween Trick Or Treat Buckets”

  1. These are so cute, Mel, and I love that the kids can help make them too. Your DIY trick or treat buckets are fun, frugal and so creative. Thank you so much for sharing this post with Hearth and Soul. I’ll be featuring it at the party Monday this week. I hope to β€˜see’ you there! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you so much, April! My pleasure to share, especially the ones that would give a big smile to kids. Will definitely drop by your wonderful link party as always! Have a wonderful week to you too!


  2. What cute buckets Mel!!
    Thank you for linking up at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your DIY trick or treat buckets at tomorrow nights party and pinning too.

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  3. Love these! I wish my boys were still young enough to go trick or treating! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. I featured your post this week. Swing by to see the other features and to link up for this week. I will also be pinning and sharing on Instagram stories this weekend. Thanks for joining us and have a wonderful weekend!

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