Here’s an easy, inexpensive way to add style to store-bought pumpkin pails. Paint the eyes, nose and mouth with glue, glitter them a ghoulish hue, and replace the handle with ribbon. How spooktacular is that?
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Aren’t you clever! Can always use another excuse to use up my rainbow pack of glitter
I love the purple one!
Adorable. Something fun to do with your child too!
That is so clever. Perfect holiday gift for nieces and nephews!
Is there anything you can’t do well? These look like so much fun for kids and easy to do since the eyes and mouth are large, easy to glitter inside the lines. Fun and have a wonderful Halloween!
Oh I love the glitter pumpkins. Your so smart and creative
yes, indeed better. much better. great idea!
cute and easy. really like the ribbon.
I’m hanging in for the Christmas posts Eddie…sorry…I hate halloween!
you are brilliant! (but you already knew that)
The Target dollar bin is the BEST for cheap seasonal goods that you can dress up! I’ve gotten the coolest rolls of wrapping paper that I use for drawer liner and cute stationary, too. Love the pumpkins!
We already have these pails and I’m can’t wait to get my glitter on!! Terrific idea, but of course you are full of those:))
Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!
Adorable! What cute party favors those would make at a little Halloween party. We have a big neighborhood party each year….so next year I’m going to take all your great ideas and volunteer to decorate!!!
So simple, fun, and effective — it’s scary!
I want to make one with BIG red glittered lips. How fun!
Soo amazingly creative. I get excited when I see you have a new post. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com
Cute and quick idea! Love anything with glitter!
Fun, fun, fun! Where’s my candy!?
only eddie ross could make a cheap plastic pumpkin look this fierce!
You never cease to amaze me:)))
SO cute!! What a great, and simple idea!
One Halloween (before they sold black pumpkins at Michaels) I sprayed three graduated sized to stack on top of each other, I used lino knives to carve B 0 0 and E E K. (one letter on each pumpkin) They have held up perfectly and I use them every year on my Family Room mantle. Love things I can store and use again!
Oh my ghouls! What a transformation. I LOVE the green glitter version! xo ebh
Eddie you can even make a plastic pumpkin pail look wonderful. I swear you have the magic touch, xo Kathysue
You are simply magic! Absolutely magic! I never ever would have thought that a plastic pail could be so much fun. Love! Absolutely adored seeing you two at the Hearst party. xoxo!
Love the pails, love Eddie Ross!
It is so stylish. I want to make some for my girls to use. Sure hope there are some pumpkins left at Target for me to buy.
Cute! Definately a treat!
I smiled already at the heading of this post, and I knew you’d serve up something totally fabulous and fun!
I love it!
Have a fantastic Halloween weekend. All my love to J.
Try it with the glow in the dark glitter…paired with the black ….spooky 🙂
Loved seeing you guys with Liza at Lillian August. It just isn’t market if I don’t run into you!
I agree with Laura that the dollar Target bins are my first stop in the store. Why don’t you do a whole holiday segment with just those bin items. Love it.
A very stylish pumpkin!
what a cute idea…can’t believe the pumpkin pail is only $1..
what a great deal..wish I could go trick-or-treating too!!..
So sad I missed you at High Point! Hope to meet you both in person one of these days! And if you’re ever coming to Seattle, be sure to let me know… antique/flea market tour? xo
Love this! I don’t think I’ve ever called a plastic pail cute, but your glittered versions sure are!
Adorable!!! Love those little pumpkin pails….I am going to do one for my little boy in the classic silver.
Suzanne in CT
How do you come up with all these little changes that take things from ordinary to fabulous?! I love it.
oh my goodness… this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Totally would not ever think of trying to make plastic into cuteness… but leave it to you! SO smart and fun and creative! The colors are darling… I think that’s what I like best.. I can see a grosgrain polka dot ribbon for the handle.. oh the possibilities are endless now that you’ve started this grand idea!
No stinkin’ way! Love this idea. You amaze me! Thank you again for a wonderful fun crafting idea!
Spooky and chic! Only you could pull this off Eddie!
That purple one is gorgeous! Such a clever idea. You two never cease to amaze me.
Only you Eddie could make a $1 find at Target look good! xx, Kate
so clever Eddie – love it (we linked to this today on our blog)
Halloween’s just not my thing! But I do love your video of the perfectly tied package! Nice to be on board Eddie…thanks for stopping by and saying hi!
I can always trust that you will have the perfect item for the said holiday! You are a wonderful inspiration! Have a great weekend!
OMG Eddie, your cute,crafty and oh so clever. I love this on the cheap idea…especially with 5 kids! I even love this for outside on the porch decor.
As always love your ideas!
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This is really nice. Well done work fellas.