Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or Treat

    Please forgive my poor photography, I need to learn about lighting, I've decided this will make my pictures look better!  Anyways, I cannot take credit for the idea of making trick or treat buckets out of sand buckets, I saw this idea on FB through Market Mommies but loved the idea and it just so happened that it was nearing the end of summer and sand buckets were being clearanced everywhere!  So I bought a bunch of buckets, store clerks everywhere think I'm the weird sand bucket collector!  
    Of course just like most of my other projects this too was super easy!  A perfect Halloween gift for my tiny person and the tiny people that I watch! 

                                                           (Just an ordinary sand bucket)

   I removed the shovel so now I have tons of shovels...this will lead to a future post!  I took a white paint marker and wrote the child's name on the bucket.

 and a spider web on the side...let dry

I then shadowed the letters in the child's name and drew a little spider with a black paint marker (which turns out to be more like a tick b/c I only gave it 6 legs....yeah.....  Do not make this mistake  :)  I let the black dry before I put 2 red eyes with a red paint marker on the spider tick. Let it dry totally.

    The issue I then realized we were going to have is that tiny people are not always easy on things and the paint marker scratches off easily.  So we my husband, clear coated the buckets with clear spray paint.  I could have done this but he went ahead and did it so why not let him!

...........My son loves his bucket and I LOVE personalized win!
There are a few more days before Halloween so you may want to go find some buckets!

Inspired by Market Mommies

Linking up to the following parties this week!  Check out their blogs, they are very inspiring!

Beyond The Picket Fence



  1. These are cute! What a savvy idea! What do you plan to do with the shovels? Maybe you could stick a treat on the end, cover them in plastic wrap to add as an extra goodie w/ the buckets?

  2. I love this idea and how great for trick or treating. You did so good on the names and spider webs. I can't free hand so well. Blame that on being a lefty. :) I might just go find the boys some buckets.

  3. Myfriendscallmesuzy yes I imagine being a lefty might make it more difficult to free hand...I mean I wouldn't really know but my sister is a left and watching her write is weird! :) No offense!

  4. Kabbott I have no idea what I'm going to do w/ the shovels...I've already given the buckets out but I have thought about just giving the buckets to them so they can play w/ them this summer.

  5. I used to love digging in the sandbox as a kid, so using them for their intended purpose is always good.

    I did find this nifty V-day suggestion for the shovels...way better than my treat-stuck-on-the-end

    (Supplying a URL isn't breaking any blog rules is it? Sorry, still so new to this.)

  6. I do not know if there is anything against putting a URL on a blog....I love the idea though! Thanks for sharing b/c now I know what I'm going to do for the kids for Valentines day and then they will have their bucket and shovel come next summer at which time they can dig in the sand w/ them!

  7. You're welcome!

    Gotta' love a single purchase that can have multiple uses! :)

  8. Oh how cute! You decorated them so nicely and I LOVE the fact that Hubby got involved!

    Now I want to know about all those shovels....

    Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Hop.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  9. This is so cute! Great idea!

    Also, to make your pictures look better just play with them in Picasa (the free photo editing software). It helps a ton.

  10. I've never used a paint pen-- I have to try-- you ladies make sure cute crafts with them. Nice job Steph'o!

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP Wed. Linky party,
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL