Make some simple DIY Halloween Decorations using a Cricut Maker – step by step instructions on how to make a cute Trick or Treat Bucket.
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DIY Halloween Decorations
Ok I admit it. I don’t love scary Halloween decorations. The guts, the gore.. it’s just not my thing. I’d rather pull out the pumpkins, shades of orange, white and black and celebrate fall.
As my kids have gotten older, Halloween has changed. We’re no longer taking them to each house trick or treating like back in the good ol’ days. But we still hand out candy (and they join in on passing out the candy once they are home!) and this year I wanted to make a cute candy bucket. In less than 30 minutes, I personalized a bucket to add to my porch. It turned out so cute! Here’s how you can make one too:
How to make Trick or Treat Bucket with a Cricut Maker
Supplies you’ll need:
- Standard Mat
- Cricut Machine (I used my Maker)
- Removable Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool (from basic tool set)
- Bucket – I got this bucket from Hobby Lobby but have seen all different types of buckets that would work
- Create a design using Cricut Design Space (can also use Adobe Illustrator and save as an SVG, then upload to Design Space).
- Follow prompts on Design Space to “Make It.”
- Adhere removable vinyl (or whatever type of vinyl you prefer) to standard mat and feed into Maker.
- Once the Maker cuts the design, remove it from the mat and weed the vinyl.
- Adhere a piece of transfer tape to the top of the design, then place of bucket.
- Use a scraper to burnish the vinyl onto the bucket and remove transfer tape slowly.
This trick or treat bucket was added to my front porch area. We have a tiny little porch with a doorbell that is far away. It’s kind of an awkward space that has needed something to balance it out. I found a bookshelf that I thought would work in the space and set it on top:
Other Cricut Posts
Want to learn more about what I’ve done with my Cricut and the types of projects you can do? Here’s more to check out:
- Back to School Organization
- Adding Iron On Vinyl with Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Cricut Maker vs. Explore Air
- Screen Time for Kids Tickets
- Emergency Box
- Organize Laundry Room Cabinets
- Car Organizer for Console
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- Halloween Movies for Kids
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- Last Minute Halloween Costumes
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