DIY Halloween Treat Bowl

Dollar Store finds get turned into a DIY Halloween Treat Bowl

Dollar Store finds get turned into a DIY Halloween Treat Bowl

Do you love to craft?

I don’t know about y’all but I love to make things to decorate and celebrate my home and family.  With the holiday season quickly approaching my crafting bug is in full swing!

Now, I don’t know about you guys but I don’t like to spend a fortune on my crafts.  I mean lets face it I can’t always afford to spend a ton of money on flowers, cloth and so on from places like Michaels and Joann’s.  So let me tell you my secret! With a little imagination and your local Dollar Store you can make some amazing things like this DIY Halloween Treat Bowl!

I stumbled across all of the Halloween awesomeness at my local store and thought of a TON of ideas BUT this candy treat dish was my main focus.  Seriously, a plunger, plate and some skulls and skeletons and TA-DA! Seriously this is the best money I’ve spent on a Halloween Craft. I love the way this treat dish turned out and it looks great with the rest of my Halloween decor.

HOW TO MAKE A DIY HALLOWEEN TREAT BOWL

  • Plunger – Nothing fancy just a basic plunger from the dollar store.
  • Plastic Plate – The dollar store has tons of options. You just need a simple plastic plate.
  • Spray Paint – The dollar store did not have this but I was able to pick up a cheap can of black spray paint at Wal-Mart
  • Web Basket – the Dollar Store had these in green, orange, purple and black. I went with the black as it was less for me to paint.
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – At room temperature, hot melt glue sticks are in solid form and as they are applied to the surface of a material they turn into molten form. … In fact, hot glue is as permanent as epoxy glue and it is suitable in applications where epoxy is not.
  • Skulls – I got 6 of them and they are simple and plastic. Just go with what you like.
  • Mini Skulls – for filling in the base
  • Skeletons on a rope – I did get 2 of these and I am so glad that I did so that I could use some of them whole and some of them in pieces
  • Plastic rats
  • Other things you find cool!

Different angles of the DIY Treat Bowl

 

First

I carefully spray painted the plunger and plastic plate and let them dry.

Second

I hot glued the plunger onto the plate and let it harden.

Third

I arranged my large skulls in the pattern I liked and then cut the holes in the skulls to slide them over the plunger’s handle.

Fourth

I glued in web basket onto the top of the handle. If you are worried that it won’t hold you can hammer a small nail through the basket into the handle. I did not do this.

Fourth

I carefully bent my skeletons at the joints so that they would look like they were climbing and so on and glued them into the places I wanted them in.

Lastly

For the finishing touch, I filled in the areas by glueing in the remaining skulls, rats, bugs and so on.

 

If you make this craft, let us know. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #theycallmemamad on Instagram so we can see. I LOVE seeing what you come up with!

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