Trick-or-Treating Bucket o' Fun

An empty, unused paint can gets its own Halloween costume when you adhere your favorite patterned paper and a whimsical mask cut from cardstock and adorned with beaded eyes.

What You Need

  • Empty paint can
  • Patterned paper
  • Cardstock
  • Beads
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glue

Cat pattern


  1. Adhere patterned paper around the outside of the paint can.
  2. Using the pattern, found in the link above, trace the cat face onto cardstock, cut out, and paste onto the can.
  3. Cover the eyes with beads, using the technique below.
  4. Decorate the handle with acrylic paint. Once the paint is dry the bucket is ready to be filled with sweets!

SOURCES Patterned paper, stickers: BasicGrey. Acrylic paint: Making Memories. Beads: AIC.

Beaded Die-Cuts Step-by-Step

1. Gather your materials: beads, tray, and a letter or other shape die-cut from a sheet of double-sided adhesive.

2. Sprinkle mini beads over the letter/shape. Use the tray or a paper plate to catch the excess beads.

3. Press the beads into the letter and shake off the excess. Peel off the backing and stick the letter on your layout.


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