Hey ya’ll! It’s October and almost Halloween. I am so excited because I love the start to the Holiday season. To me, this is Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. I love to get crafty during this time of the year and do some fun things for the special people in my life. For Halloween, I wanted to do some fun pumpkin buckets for my coworkers and I wanted to share it with you guys. I am going to show you all of the things that I included in my pumpkins and how I made my labels. I hope you guys enjoy.
Let me start by saying that my buckets are really tailored towards women, but it also has a few surprises for men as well. You can change some of the items up and make it more men friendly. I ordered almost all of the items for my bucket off Amazon. Once they came in I gathered them up in groups and figured out what I wanted my bag toppers to say. For the toppers I used Avery business card paper. I visited this site and used the template code from the business card packet and designed my labels. Avery has a lot of pre-populated Halloween designs and I used those and changed the wording to my titles. I also used Ziploc sandwich and snack bags instead of buying separate gift bags. It turned out to be cheaper and it worked for all of my little gifts. Now let’s get into the goodies inside my pumpkin!
Halloween Mask: Everyone needs a mask to wear for Halloween. I ordered several packs of face masks (you can order any kind that you like) and I found a skull theme for my business card that fit the theme of Halloween Mask. I simply put 2 faces masks in each bucket and stapled them together at the top with the card.
Smell My Feet: We’ve all heard that Halloween saying, Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet, Give me Something Good to Eat”. I just took that and decided to do a bag themed towards feet. What goes better with feet than pedicure stuff! I ordered different color nail polish, cute emery boards, foot cream and toe spacers. I put some cute little paper strips just to help add a little flair to the bag and I added all my pedicure items to a sandwich Ziploc bag and stapled the “Trick or Treat Smell my Feet” card to the top.
Treat Yourself: Everyone needs a treat, and what better day to get that treat than Halloween. I bought a variety of bath bombs off Amazon, but you can get Halloween themed bombs on Etsy and at other places. I simply added a tag that said “Treat Yourself” to the bath bomb, and now after you walk all around getting candy for your kids, you can go home treat yourself!
Bugs and Kisses: No Halloween bucket is complete without candy. I decided to put some Hershey kisses in a snack bag along with a couple of spider rings I got for the kids. I found a really cute spiderweb design and titled it “Bugs and Kisses”.
Halloween S’mores: Fall is the time for S’mores and Halloween is the time for ghosts. For this treat I took a sandwich bag and placed a graham cracker in the back, 2 small Hershey kiss bars (I found them at Dollar General) and a ghost peep. I found a ghost design for the card and titled it “Halloween S’mores”. This is a cute and sweet spooky treat!
Scare the Germs Away: It’s beginning to get cooler and we are spending more time indoors, which means more time to spread germs. No one has time to get sick, especially around Halloween. For this bag, I just added a small travel size bottle of hand sanitizer and a card with a little ghost that says what we are all thinking when we talk about germs, scare them away!
To get the items to sit higher in the bucket and not move around as much, I filled the bucket about halfway up with polyfil. You can use anything you want in the bottom, but the polyfil was less messy and a lot easier to place the bags in. Now all you need to do is place your items in the bucket and add any extras. I added a travel size men’s lotion to give the men a little something. I also added a travel size lotion that I had on hand as well as a little Halloween Lego man that I had leftover from doing the kid’s little buckets. You can also add in some more candy if you wish. And now, Ta-DA! You have a cute finished Halloween bucket for your family, friends, teachers, coworkers, anyone!
I also made a quick video on my YouTube channel showing the bags one by one. You can check that here.
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