Sometimes I get tired of serving the trick or treaters candy in the same old plastic bins every year, so I thought this year it would be fun to liven up a cheap bucket from the dollar store! I was able to purchase all of the supplies I needed for this project at the dollar store and paid a whopping total of $5 (plus tax)!
Here’s everything that you will need for this project:
1 large container
3-4 boxes of rolled gauze
2 pack of googly eyes
Hot glue or other adhesive
tissue paper or regular paper (optional)
The first thing I did with my bucket was cover it with some tissue paper I had on hand. I didn’t want the orange color to come through the gauze, and I didn’t want to use so much gauze to try and hide it. This is optional for you. It all depends on the color of the plastic, or if it matters to you whether or not some color might show.
After I taped the tissue paper on, I started unrolling the gauze. To start, I just tucked the end into one of the tissue folds, but you could also just tape it on. Wrap it as much or as little as you would like. I ended up using 3 rolls of gauze, and I was happy with the amount of coverage. Each time I ended or started a new roll, I would just tuck the ends into the gauze that was already wrapped and it stays in place really well. No tape or glue needed.
The last thing is to just start hot gluing the eyes all over. I only had small eyes on hand, but you can get creative and do different sizes, or just two big ones. It is all up to you! As soon as you are done with the eyes then you are all finished! I love that it makes a cute decoration for the whole month, plus you can use it to hand out the candy!