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Pasteloween Candy Bins

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Pasteloween Candy Bins
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Pasteloween Candy Bins

designed by Lisa Innes

Go pastel with Halloween decorating this year using Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Ballerina (DA560)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Pink Cadillac (DA503)

Other supplies

  • painter's tape (blue; or masking tape)
  • 1" flat brush
  • #0 script liner brush
  • 1" pouncer
  • bucket (3; of any kind)
  • paint pen (optional)
  • wooden rectangles


NOTES: Take the painter's tape off before the paint dries for cleaner lines. You can also use a quarter and trace it to make polka dots. For the lettering, you can use the Halloween font if you have Cricut or use a paint pen to write them yourself.

  1. Using a 1” flat brush, paint two buckets in Ballerina and one in Pink Cadillac. Paint two of the wooden rectangles in Pink Cadillac and one in Ballerina.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Now add your stripe and dots. On the Ballerina colored bucket add about a one inch stripe on the bucket in Pink Cadillac using the painters tape. Then use pouncer brush to make polka dots in Ballerina on the buckets that are in Pink Cadillac
  3. Paint Eyes, Brains and Worms (in Lavender Fields) on the wooden rectangles and clip them to farthest side of bucket.


Allow each coat to dry completely before painting the next coat. Typically 2 coats work best and it may be helpful to dab first coat on to give second coat more to grip to if buckets have a slick surface. Place dots randomly. Save your buckets for cute Easter decorations.