Monday, September 26, 2011

Treat Bucket Critters {tutorial}

This post was orginally on eighteen25 for their Spooktacular September celebration. Stop by to see daily projects, recipes and inspiration all through September!
I love Halloween. Not scary, but the excitment, the decorating, the costumes, etc.    As I was looking through the Pottery Barn for kids magazine lately, I saw a sight that I was inspired by immediately:

I loved everything about this tree, but I was LOVING the little treat baskets that were hung as well. They would make a cute little bucket to send with your kids for Halloween parties for each kid in his/her class. I love how small and quick the baskets I made are to whip up...and even easier if you do them in an assembly line!

To start each basket you will need:

toilet paper roll
colored paper
hot glue
shape cutter (anything to cover the bottom of the bucket)
craft glue

Here are the first 6 steps to get you started:

Today we will be making a Frankenstein, a mummy and a bat treat bucket.

To make the Frankenstein bucket:

I used green paper on all but the hair, in which I used black.  After getting your bucket to step 6, take your 1/2" x 6 1/2" strip of black paper and cut triangles out of it for his hair. Glue the hair on with hot glue.  Glue the beads on for eyes, then simply add the screw brads on the side of his head.  I found my brads that look like screws at Michael's a few years ago and they are seriously perfect for these! Any silver circular brads will work, though. 

To make the mummy bucket:

Do NOT glitter the base paper. Instead, skip straight on to  gluing down the 6 skinny strips of white paper. I found it is easiest to glue the eyes down first and then work the white paper around  the eyes to make it look like a mummy.  Lastly, glue and glitter the mummy in white!

To make the bat bucket:

Cut out the bat wing template in black paper and glue and glitter it first! Simply click on the above picture and print as you please.  After getting to step 6, let your black glitter dry and then glue the buttons on, followed by the beads on to the buttons. Lastly, glue the wings on the the back of the bucket for one super cute bat!

Aren't they just sweet?!

I couldn't resist making a tree for them to hang on:

And excuse my "non-professional" photography..and bask in my beautiful ROCK back yard :) as I show you the Pottery Barn Knock off Halloween tree that I whipped up. Aren't those little treat buckets so cute on there?!  I can't wait to give one to kids who come by to visit and play this next month.

Fun, right?!

Well, today, you get a triple dose of me..

You can find me over at Sparklepower sharing a really fun baby gift (for the parents of the newborn) while Candace is adjusting to new baby life again. (Congrats, Candace!)

and as it turns out...You can also find me at Miss Lovie for her event:

 Here you will find another sweet and simple project to put together, but for HALLOWEEN! Both have free printables and both are super fun and easy to put together!  Go leave them some love.:)

Thanks for stopping really are the best.


The Andersons said...

Kiki this is so impressive! Kristie made one and I thought it was from Pottery Barn. You are so talented!!

pamb said...

How cute!!! I've got just the tree that I need to decorate for my granddaughter's party and these are perfect!! Love the recycling idea to start it as well with the tubes... Thanks so much for the tutorial!

ladiebuggg888 said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! you have no idea how perfect these are for my family right now. i was cleaning my bathroom yesterday and noticed that the box that we keep toilet paper tubes in (we collect them for different groups) was overflowing and spilling i was on here looking for a craft for tubes. i also have 2 daughters in school that we bought toys to pass out instead of candy and i told them we could put them in a snack bag with a couple pieces of candy these will be soooooo much better!!!! i think i will put a "lid" on them to hold the goodies in while they take them home from school.we have also talked about maybe having a get together for Christmas. this would be a good idea for the other holidays also. what a blessing THANK YOU!!!! you just made my day

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! I totally pinned them. Thanks for sharing!


Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Doggone these are CUTE!!!! Please come share them on my halloween link party Oct. 1st. Doors open at 7am!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Doggone these are CUTE!!!! Please come share them at my Halloween link party Oct. 1st! Doors open at 7am.

Heidi said...

I like yours better than the PB one! Too cute.


Alicia said...

These are absoultely the cutest things ever!! They turned out darling and my 3 kids loved making them w me. Two easy (and quicker)tips for those not so crafty (like myself!)--1--Instead of using regular paper and then glittering it, we just used the self adhesive glitter paper--so much faster! 2--when you cut out the bat wings out of the black glitter paper, keep it to use for Frankenstein's hair--it worked perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this fun project!!