You can go to a store and buy plastic pumpkin buckets in all sizes, but what fun is that? I’m going to show you how to make your own cute pumpkin buckets using yogurt and deli containers. One of my favorite memories of childhood is sitting at the kitchen table with my mom making crafts. This is certainly a craft that your kiddos will enjoy creating with you as you get ready for Halloween.
I was thrilled when companies started using a plastic shrink-wrap type labels on products such as yogurt (it doesn’t take much to make me excited). Plastic containers are much better for more types of craft projects when they don’t have printed labels on them. Not all containers have the wraps, but when they do it is so easy to snip the labels with a pair of scissors and peel them off.
For this project you will need some clean, label-free containers. Small yogurt containers, large yogurt containers, and even deli containers will work. By the way, if you need help removing the adhesive from the deli container label, a little bit of lemon essential oil works like a charm.
Other supplies that you will need to create your pumpkin buckets include the following:
- glue and water
- a paint brush
- orange tissue paper cut into small squares
- black construction paper
- battery operated tea light (optional)
Thin some glue with water and use the mixture to attach the tissue paper to the plastic container.
After completely covering the containers with tissue squares, cut out the jack-o-lantern faces from black construction paper and glue them in place.
Punch two holes in each container for a handle. I used a hole punch, but a drill will work too.
Add some cute ribbon for handles and TADA…..pumpkin buckets. The small ones are perfectly sized to use as party favors.
The larger ones can be used to hold snacks, goodies, or whatever make you happy.
At night you can use them as votive holders, but PLEASE only use battery-operated tea lights. Wouldn’t these be cute luminaries?
There are so many ways that you can use these cute little pumpkin buckets. My kiddo is having a blast. He keeps moving them all over the house as he decorates for the season. I hope that you and your kiddos enjoy them as well.
You may also like my Jack-o-lantern matching product in my TPT store.
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