Introduction: Halloween Basket

About: In love with traveling, food, floral design, home interiors, and crafting.

Every Halloween is a new adventure! With different costumes, different candies, but the excitement is there every year.

With this craft you´ll be able to make a Halloween basket that matches the costume, and you could make a different one every year. Maybe that could be our new tradition, and while carving Jack´o lanterns you can also carve your candy basket.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Glue gun

Battery operated tea light

Green pipe cleaner

Green felt



Black permanent marker

X-acto knife

Spray paint and primer

Big cardboard container. Like those that are used for packing powdered beverages (milk, iced tea, gatorade, formula)

Step 2: Draw

With the marker draw the design you want. There are many jack o´ lantern patterns, you can print one of those or make your own character.

Step 3: Cut

With the x-acto knife cut the design you just made.

Step 4: Primer

Apply one or two coats of primer. Wait enough time between each coat.

Step 5: Paint

Then apply the paint. If your paint is of good quality, and you used primer, only one coat will be enough.

Step 6: Tulle

Cut the tulle and glue it inside covering the holes. Because we don´t want any candies to fall down.

Step 7: Lid

Cut 1/3 of the lid.

Glue the tea light to the lid.

Step 8: Glue the Lid

Glue the lid on place, the tealight will be inside the can but you can still reach it to turn it on and off.

Step 9: Cover the Lid

Use the green felt to cover the lid, cut and stick it with hot glue.

Step 10: Pipe Cleaner

The little details are important, that will make your project stand out. So twist the pipe cleaner around a pencil. Glue it at the top of the lid.

Step 11: Handle

I tied two black pipecleaners together, then pierced the cardboard and tied the pipe cleaner.

Step 12: Trick or Treat?

It´s ready to be filled with candies. Trick or treat?

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