DIY Jack-O-Lantern Candy Dish

DIY Projects, Halloween / Monday, October 31st, 2016

Happy Halloween!

It is such a fun time of year… the sights and smells are amazing!

Would you like a piece of candy?

Well, I have a fun project for you… a Jack-o-Lantern candy dish.


This is a fun project to do with your little ones,

and it adds to the fun {and slightly scariness} of Halloween.

1~ Find a fake pumpkin…I wanted a big one

{I bought mine from Joann’s with a 50% off coupon} …it was rather large which is what I was looking for but you can use whatever size you want, it all depends on how much candy you want to put in it…


2~ Draw out the face using a pencil…┬áit can be scary, or funny, or cute… its all up to you

remember to make the mouth large

{I had to practice on a paper first, just so I wouldn’t mess up and make a total disaster of this project}

3~ Cut out the face with a sharp knife…

this was so much easier than cutting a real pumpkin


Wallah! Now you can be done, but…

I wanted mine dark inside to add to the scary effect…

{and the inside is foam so when you touch it you get all those tiny round balls that stick to you and anything that touches it} so…

4~ {optional} paint the inside with dark brown or black craft paint… one or two coats work great

{but that still didn’t stop the foam from rubbing off when I touched it!}

5~ Modge Podge! enough said, right?!

paint one or two coats of modge podge to cover the inside

{make sure you get the edges too, the outside layer on the pumpkin is like a shell that can chip and break off, so get the edges good to help prevent breakage when all those cute littles reach in to get their candy}

Now fill with candy… and enjoy!


Happy Haunting!

2 Replies to “DIY Jack-O-Lantern Candy Dish”

  1. I like that a lot! I just got a fake pumpkin too. Where did you get the sign that is hanging in the background?

    1. Thanks! I had a lot of fun making this pumpkin and the kids really liked picking their candy out of its mouth. I think I bought that sign from Walmart last year.

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