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Published on October 11th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

Instead of buying a generic plastic bucket for your child’s Halloween candy, why not create your own? Not only is making your own a fun experience, but it’s way more eco-friendly!

What You Will Need:

Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

1. A shoe box

2. Magazines

3. Hot glue/hot glue gun

4. Scissors

5. Junk mail envelopes

6. A Pencil

How To Do It:

1. Find pages in your magazines that are dark in color and tear/cut them out. Then, cut your pages into strips.

Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

2. Hot glue or tape your magazine strips to your shoe box. You could also use school glue (or eco-glue), but I like hot glue because it dries quickly.

Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

3. Carefully take apart the lid of the shoe box and cut off a piece of it. This will become the handle of your bucket.

Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

4. Cover your handle with your magazine strips. Then, hot glue it to the sides of the shoe box.

5. With your junk mail envelopes, write out the phrase you would like to put on your bucket. I choose “boo!” but you could also write “Trick or treat,” or your child’s name.

Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

6. Hot glue your letters to your shoe box.

Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

Now you have a totally adorable trick-or-treat bucket! Who would you make this for? Your child, classroom, home? Share your ideas with us!

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About the Author

Hello! I’m Bonnie — a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer!

If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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