Wooden Halloween Candy Holder
By: Katie Enzenberger
September 10, 2018
Now that the kids are back to school, have you started thinking about fall holidays like Halloween? Halloween is one of the most popular holidays and I know why...CANDY! Who doesn't love to dress up in a fun costume and go trick or treating? Today I am sharing how you can easily make this Wooden Halloween Candy Holder using pre-made wood items from Hobby Lobby and Americana Neon Lights Acrylics.
This super cute and spooky candy holder is perfect for displaying at a party or on your front porch for trick or treaters.
- Americana Neon Lights 2oz - Knockout Blue
- Americana Neon Lights 2oz - Radiant Yellow
- Americana Acrylics 8oz - Lamp (Ebony) Black
- Unfinished wood pumpkin cutout
- Rectangle wood crate
- Bat image or stickers
- Cricut Maker
- Black and white vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Paint brushes
- Adhesive glue
Start by gathering your supplies. I love painting unfinished wood because it is easy to paint and there is no prep work.
Next, start by painting the unfinished wood pumpkin cutout using Americana Neon Lights in the color Knockout Blue. This is a bright blue color that is perfect for a night sky. One heavy coat of paint was all that was needed for full coverage. Set the pumpkin aside to let dry.
I believe the wood pumpkin is a door hanger that is why there is a hole and twine through the stem. I just removed the twine and will cover the hole in just a bit.
While the pumpkin is drying, paint the large rectangle wood crate using Americana Acrylics in the color Lamp (Ebony) Black. I pained all surfaces of the crate except the back because we will be gluing it to the pumpkin. Once you have painted the crate, set it aside and let dry.
By this time the pumpkin should be dry. Paint a large circle in the center of the pumpkin using Americana Neon Lights in the color Radiant Yellow. This is the perfect color for a bright full moon. While the yellow paint is drying, I made bat cutouts.
I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to purchase and download the bat image from the Cricut Design Store. I made three various size bats and used plain black vinyl to cut the images on. Just weed the vinyl and place the bats onto the dried pumpkin. If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, you can see if your local craft stores have stickers.
Next, use a strong adhesive glue or wood glue to adhere the crate to the pumpkin. I laid the crate facing down and placed the pumpkin over the crate face down too. I placed a weight on top of the pumpkin to make sure it was secure. Let the glue dry overnight.
Finally, I made a trick or treat sign using a block text in my Cricut Explore Air 2 and white vinyl. You will need transfer tape to adhere the text to the wood crate. And that's it! I did add a ribbon to the top of the pumpkin to cover up the hole. Also, I added black tulle and filled the Wooden Halloween Candy Holder with a large bag of chocolate candy.
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