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Re-purpose tin cans to make easy DIY Halloween treat tin can holders
How do you set out your Halloween treats? Do you place the goodies outside and hope no one takes off with the entire bowl, or do you greet the cutie tricksters at the door with every ‘trick or treat’ shout?

Every year I’m shocked that, in our super quiet (aka: dull) corner of the neighborhood, our bowl of candy is so quickly emptied when we literally get almost no trick-or-treaters!

So instead of the large bowl, why not make smaller individual treat bowls instead? Pluck those tin cans from your recycling bin and after a good scrubbing, turn them into some ghoulishly easy Halloween tin can treat holders…

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How to Make Spooky Cute Halloween Tin Can Treat Holders

This project is a “scream” to put together. Gather your little goblins to help and hope they don’t eat all the spook-tacular snacks!


– Large tin cans (I used 28 oz cans)
Craft acrylic paints + brush
– Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
– Craft glue

Clean the tin cans and remove the label. Let dry.

how to turn (clean) tin cans into halloween treat buckets

Use craft acrylics to paint Halloween themed designs onto the cans, like the iconic candy corn.

Use large tin cans to make Halloween treat candy holders |
With the base coat of paint applied, time to add those frighteningly cute details, like a jack o’lantern face.

Halloween tin can treat holders using tin cans and craft acrylic paints |
Glue (or tape) some pipe cleaners to the inside of the can and add googly eyes to make a creepy tin can spider.

Make a tin can Halloween spider |

Use tin cans as Halloween candy treat holders |

easy re-purpose tin cans for halloween treats and goodies

Fill these hallowed tin cans with a small piece of black or orange tissue paper and some yummy non-candy goodies like Rice Krispie® Treats – the classic marshmallow snack that has been around for generations; Pringles Snack Stacks – crispy single-serve tubs that’s just enough; and Cheez-It Variety Packs – the cheesy flavor cracker with the hole in the middle!

As a [frazzled] mom of three, I love that these non-candy Halloween snacks are portable for our on-the-go busy life, whether its school, sports or carpool.

Re-purpose tin cans to make easy DIY Halloween treat tin can holders

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