DIY Freakishly Fun Frankenstein Pail

There are many things that make Halloween a happy holiday but one stands out the most — candy! Toss aside the boring pillowcases and paper bags. Create this festive Franky pail that is the perfect holder for your kiddos’ candy. Simply cut a large opening on top of Franky’s head and you have a caddy for your little ghouls and goblins as they ding-dong their way to mountains of candy.

Supplies:

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  • 1 Hiland Dairy gallon ice cream pail
  • Green spray paint
  • Black and white acrylic paint Googly eyes
  • Thin-tipped paint brushes
  • Thick black yarn
  • Crafting bond adhesive
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors

Directions:

Clean the pail with warm, soapy water. Towel dry completely.

Gently remove the handle from the ice cream pail and set aside. In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the outside of the pail and the top of the lid.

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Cut varying lengths of the black yarn for the hair and eyebrows.
Tip: Separate into same-size sections for easier application.

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Spray the lid with bond adhesive. Immediately place four or five pieces of yarn at a time side by side until no plastic is showing. Slightly press the overhanging yarn downward over the lip to form bangs. Let dry completely.

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Glue the eyes and eyebrows onto the center of the pail with tacky glue. Paint a mouth and stitches. Let dry completely.

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Place the lid on top of the pail. If you are using this as a trick-or-treat caddy, be sure to cut a large opening on top of the lid.

Print instructions.

Diva’s Tip:

You can make a wrapped mummy, too. Paint it white, add some googly eyes, and wrap the whole pail in gauze.

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~The Dairy Diva