Who’s ready for Halloween? Make adorable custom DIY Halloween treat baskets for Trick-or-Treating, or maybe just to put on the table and fill with candy for your family. Today I have three different simple Halloween basket ideas for you.
DIY Halloween Treat Basket Supplies:
- Pumpkin Baskets with Handle
- Acrylic paint (black, brown, and pink) and foam paint brush
- Sticky-back felt sheets (black and pink)
- Felt scraps
- Large googly eyes
- Silver tinsel stems
- 25 Pink tulle circles
- White ribbon
- Plastic pearl ribbon
- Floral embellishments
- Bamboo skewers
- Glitter glue
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
DIY Halloween Bat Treat Basket:
Alter a pumpkin basket into this cheerful little bat with a little paint and some custom-made bat wings.
Step 2. While your paint is drying, make the bat wings.
To make the bat wings:
Note: For this DIY Halloween project we are using sticky-back felt sheets but leaving the backing on. You can also use stiff felt if you have it.
a. Bend a silver tinsel stem slightly in the center of the stem. With hot glue, attach the stem onto a black sticky-back felt sheet as shown, allowing about 2 inches of the tinsel stem to hang over the edge.
b. Cut two pieces of tinsel stem and glue them onto the felt as shown.
c. Cut out wing around tinsel stems, creating a webbed effect between the short stems.
Step 3. When the black paint is dry, poke a hole in the side of the pumpkin where you want the wing to go. Put a dab of hot glue on the end of the wing’s tinsel stem, and insert into pumpkin. Repeat for second wing.
Step 5. Glue googly eyes onto the pumpkin, and a smile made of a curved tinsel stem. Cut two small bits of tinsel stem and fold into vampire teeth, and glue onto the smile.
Whooo wants a cute owl treat basket for Halloween? You do!
Step 1. Paint the pumpkin basket brown, and allow paint to dry.
Step 2. Cut two circles from pink felt to create eyes. Glue googly eyes onto pink circles (or make eyes from white and black felt).
Step 3. Cut wings from pink sticky-back felt. (Again, we are leaving the backing on the felt for this project, to keep it stiff. You can also use stiff felt instead). To make the wing shape, cut a U shape from felt, and then cut the U in half down the middle.
Step 4. Add ears and nose from felt scraps.
Step 5. With glitter glue, draw wave shapes for feathered wings and chest.
DIY Halloween Ballerina Tutu Treat Basket:
Give your little prima ballerina an adorable ballet-themed treat basket that comes complete with a tutu!
Step 2. Create the tutu.
a. Cut a length of ribbon that fits around the top of the basket.
b. Fold tulle circles into quarters and hot glue corners onto ribbon, evenly spaced around the ribbon.
Step 3. Glue tutu onto basket, about 1″ from top.
Step 4. Add floral embellishments.
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.