Monday, September 16, 2013

Wicked Good Treats Pail

Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming!
As if you didn't know.

There's pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING wherever you look.
And the ghouls and goblins have started
showing up at your favorite stores.

Okay, it's a little early to actually decorate...
but you've gotta be prepared when the time comes, right?

So I give you...
my candy corn colored treats pail!

I found this fun little pail at Lowe's for $3.50.

And it's a nice size.
They have other sizes, too...great prices.
{cheaper than the craft stores}
I believe they are all by the cleaning supplies.

I just primered it so I would get better adhesion.
Yes, I painted right over the sticker on the bottom.
That's how I roll.

See how the paint is jagged and uneven?
That's on purpose!

Really. Would I lie to you?
I didn't want a perfectly straight line...
so I tore my painter's tape down the middle for the jagged edge.

Sweet, huh?
But it's still missing something.

Oh, and before you tell me my candy corn colors are out of order.
I know and don't care. :)

I lucked out because that was literally ALL
that was left of the yellow paint in the can.

Not super bright, because that's also how I roll.
Krylon Dover White and Totally Tangerine...and Rustoleum Warm Yellow.

Yes, I used my Silhouette to cut out the vinyl.
I've had a sign that I just love for a long time that says this on it.
I decided I needed a treat bucket in which to put my wicked good treats.

Wicked good.

Don't have vinyl?
In the past, I've printed my template, then used a sharp object...
like an Xacto knife or pointy thing...
to trace around the edges of the letters deep enough to mark the metal or wood.

Then you have an outline and can paint it exactly the way you want.

The house and bats I purchased as a true type dingbat font from
Rhonna Designs...sweet, huh?

Please keep Colorado in your prayers.
We've seen unbelievable destruction this past
week and so many people have lost so much.
Personally, we are okay, but many people I know are not.

Have a great week!

Casting Spells Here:


  1. Wickedly cute, I'd say. LOVE it. I put up a prayer request on my blog today for Colorado, too. I am glad that you are okay- xo Diana

  2. That is very cute! I love how you roll! Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey :O)

  3. Very cute! Love the torn edge look between your colors! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)!

  4. Adorable! I love this...I am not the most talented DIYer, but I think I could handle this! :)

  5. Hi Kelly - this is ADORABLE! I just picked up 4 similar silver buckets at the dollar bin at Tar-jay and this is perfect for one of them! Would love to have you link up at my Which is Scarier? party going on. Hugs, Holly

  6. Super cute!! Great little gift idea for the neighbors!

    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor

  7. i love the jagged edges on the paint... That is definitely my favorite part.... Hate perfection... heeheehee...
    Nice pail!
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  8. Your treat bucket turned out great! I love it:@)

  9. This is such a cute idea. Haha, painting over the sticker is something I totally would have done. I seriously love how this turned out and the yummy goodies inside. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing and for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

  10. Every time I see an awesome project like this I vow to get a silhouette....again. Love the paint job on those cans!

  11. Hi Kelly, this is so fun!!! you did a wonderful job transforming that cleaning bucket, I LOVE it! thanks for linking up to the party!

  12. Oh I love this! You did a great job... this would look cute for passing out candy too!

  13. This is adorable! Love it! Pinned!

  14. This is really nice. I like the difference in colors, original creativity. Who says things have to be in order of traditional? You can make a bigger plastic bucket for kids to collect their candy, or on a bag. I love your 'artwork' on the tin.

  15. I love what you have done. You should come show off your creativity at our link party.
    The party will not be the same without you!

  16. Thanks for the tip about getting the tin cheaper at Lowe's! I'm obsessed with 40% off coupons!!! Love it!

  17. Love this! Super cute! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and was pinned to the TGIF Party Board!
    Cathy @

  18. Love it! Thanks for sharing this on the TGIF Party @ Peek into My Paradise, I'm glad I found your blog :)

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