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This DIY Halloween Candy bucket filled with candy for kids is easy to DIY with vinyl cut on your Cricut or other SVG machine. The FREE Halloween SVG files for this project are just the start of awesome Halloween ideas!
DIY Halloween Candy Holder & Free Halloween SVG Files
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I’m so excited to share my project with you today, because I think it turned out so cute. Of course, that could be all the sugar talking. I might have indulged in 2 or 3 (20-30) pieces between creating and posting! Me and Hershey candy bars, we are BFF’s. For-ever! Apparently they are pretty popular around here because every year the amount of trick or treaters gets bigger and bigger. Which means my container of candy needs to get bigger and bigger. I looked at some online, but a lot of them were really pricey. While I was browsing the fall decor aisle, I noticed this ice bucket. I love a good galvanized bucket, they are so useful! I love the versatility of it, and that it would go with just about any decor. I decided it would be really fun to add some halloween spirit to it, and wanted to share my free svg files with you. And guess what? When Halloween is over, peel off the vinyl and leave plain, or put on a new vinyl cut out!
How to make a Custom Halloween Candy Holder With Free SVG Files:
- Grab your container, and make sure it is the size you need. Depending on how many little trick or treaters you get, you might be able to use a smaller size. I get almost 200 a year, so this bucket along with a hefty portion of candy were perfect for what I needed.
- Gather all your supplies. You will need: a cutting machine & mat, Black and white vinyl (or yellow for the moon!), transfer tape, and to Download the files below. This post shows a very old Cricut in the picture. Remember these? They took cartridges? I've upgraded a few times since then. I've gone from a Cricut Expression to a Cricut Explore, to a Cricut Air 2 and am now lucky enough to have the newest most incredible model - The Cricut Maker.
- All the machines listed above, as well as machines such as the Silhouette will cut these free files for you- they use the SVG format which I've included.
- Download the SVG file and place in your cutting machine software. You should be able to manipulate it, in case you want it smaller of bigger (depending on your container size). You’ll want to use a “kiss cut” so it cuts through the vinyl, but not the backing.
- After it’s all cut out, weed your vinyl. Be sure to leave the black dots for the cat’s eyes. Also, those letters are tiny tiny and are not for the faint of heart!
- Lay the transfer tape over. I did one long piece for the cat and most of the tree. I did a skinny one for the tall part of the tree, and then I did an even smaller piece for the letters. I like to work in smaller batches and find myself cutting the transfer tape to the size I want.
- Apply the moon first in desired location, Next add the cat.
- Continue to peel off the transfer tape. This is the tedious part. You may have use your scraper more, and gently press the vinyl back down. Just take your time!
- Finally, add the Trick or Treat area. Again, this will be the most frustrating because it is the most delicate part of the design!
- Almost done! Last step—Fill with candy!
Items needed to make a Candy Bucket For Halloween
- transfer tape
- Cricut machine or other SVG machine
Download Moon (circle) Here.
It's really hard to name a favorite Hershey Halloween candy, but I'd probably go with Milk Duds. What's your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Happy Halloween Y'all!
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REEEEEESE's! For sure! What a fun idea and love that you included the file. We would need a HUGE bucket here as well! Plus, I think the candy aisle is heaven also 😉 #client
Jill Shepherd says
Great idea! I love how this bucket turned out! Thanks for sharing at A Round Tuit. Hope you have a lovely week!
So cute!! I have that same bucket, and I use it for EVERYTHING!
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been says
I'm a fellow vinyl enthusiast and your bucket turned out great! VINYL ALL THE THINGS! 😉 Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you'll join us again next week! 🙂
Julie's Lifestyle says
This is the cutest Halloween bucket you have decorated!
Thanks so much for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
We hope to see you again at our next party.
Oh gosh, this is so cute!
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
What a cute project!! Can you tell me which cutting machine you have? I'm putting one on my Christmas list.
MrsMajor Hoff says
Hi Paula! I use a Cricut that is about 5-6 years old. I'm hoping to upgrade to the new one soon! I'm a big fan of Cricut.