Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween DIY : From Beverage Tub to chalkboard Candy bin

I've missed you guys! I've been working so incredibly hard on some magazine deadlines for the past few days and I couldn't wait to pop in & share with you a recent DIY I completed. So get your broomsticks out my witches and strap on some fun orange and black striped socks because it's Halloween project day on the blog. 

Every year we have to leave candy outside our house for spooky ghosts & goblins while we take our own little trick-or-treater door to door. I normally leave a little note to 'please take one' in lieu of us being there to pass out the candy ourselves. So this year I thought it might be fun to make a chalkboard treat bucket to leave out for our trick-or-treating guests. It will be a neat way to leave a message to our visiting boys & ghouls. 

Not wanting to spend a lot of money on this project I raided the end-of-summer clearance section at Target but you can find any inexpensive bin to transform. I was able to find the perfect beverage tub for only $3 which was a total score. I used some leftover chalkboard paint from the boys art desk and simply spray painted the bucket (after taping off the handles). This leftover summer beauty quickly became a stunning spooky Halloween addition to our front porch. 

The best part is the versatility of it. You can polka dot it or scary font it for your Halloween night & then reuse it for future events wishing someone a happy birthday or writing a menu or list of wines. It's a win-win if you ask me.  

What Halloween projects have you all been conjuring up lately? I cannot believe we are nearly two weeks away from the big day! 


  1. but what does the fox say? chalkboard paint is really neat....sometimes you can use it for october weddings too ;)

  2. Where did you get the fun candy decor...or was this a previous post and DIY?

    1. I originally got it from Department 56 in San Fran...However, stay tuned for an imitation how to next week ;.)

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