DIY Candy Bowls for Trick-or-Treaters

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Why greet trick-or-treaters with a cheaply made, plastic, store-bought candy bowl when you can DIY a much better Halloween treat bowl? This especially applies to those who leave the treats out on the front steps – presentation matters! With just a few simple materials, you can quickly craft the coolest candy container on the block! Read on for our favorite DIY candy bowls.


Under Wraps

Everyone and everything should get into costume on All Hallows’ Eve! Salty Canary mummified her candy bowl with party streamer paper and googly eyes – scarily easy!



Persia Lou created this beautiful and mildly spooky dish with a clear bowl, decoupage, and a (free) floral and insect printout. 


Pumpkin Makeover

Using a can of spray paint and black faceted gems, Artsy Fartsty Mama glammed up this diorama pumpkin. She chose this paint color so that she could take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project – an initiative that shows trick-or-treaters with allergies you have non-food goodies available.


Treat Box

Trick-or-treaters can grab candies from this self-serving box while you’re out (or pretending to not be home). The Pinning Mama used a cardboard box, paint and box cutter to make this Halloween treat bowl. Bonus: it’ll be way harder for candy thieves to dump the whole bowl into their bag. 


Gilded Gourd

The Merry Thought applied gold leaf to a dried out gourd for this project. The (optional) attached leather handle turns this DIY candy bowl into a treat bucket, but you can skip that step if you don’t plan on going on a candy run.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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