Better Budgeting: Candy Wrapper Buckets

Candy Wrapper Buckets

Frugal Crafts and Homemade Gifts (featured column)
Submitted by Lisa Davala


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These cute candy buckets are easy to make and fun for all. You can use just about any type of candy wrapper and color combination, be creative!

Items needed: 

Bucket or pail (we used a galvanized bucket from a local craft store)
Dum Dum Pops (from 1 bag, we used Banana Split, Root Beer, & Mango wrappers)
Decoupage glue (Mod Podge)
Assorted fabric strips (cut each strip 1" wide x 6" long)
Foam brush
Scissors

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Directions:

Apply decoupage glue to the bucket using a foam paint brush, then apply the Dum Dums lollipop wrappers any way you like. You can try placing the wrappers in a repeating pattern like stripes, or put them on in a "patchwork" pattern for something a little easier.

Once you have the wrappers on and smoothed out, coat the wrappers with more glue, then wait to dry.

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How easy is that?

This is definitely an easy craft that you will enjoy making with your kids.

Editor's Note: Since Lisa submitted this wonderful craft article we've noticed several different decorating options on the Internet for candy wrapper baskets and buckets. Color combinations include multi-color pastel Dum Dum wrappers with pastel ribbons (cute for Easter), red buckets with tootsie roll wrappers and red/brown ribbons (Christmas), and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups wrappers -my favorite!

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