As part of our build up to Halloween we just knew we had to have an upcycled Halloween candy holder. We played around with a used plastic bottle and this Frankenstein candy holder emerged. This was a super fun upcycle to make and has gotten us even more excited about Halloween! Read on to find out how to make your own Halloween candy holder.
To make your Halloween candy holder you will need:
- 1 large plastic bottle (a water, juice or milk jug would work)
- Green paint
- Black paint
- 2 Champagne corks
- Box for Frankenstein’s head
- Exacto knife
- Sharpie/permanent marker
- Paint brush/sponge
- Hot glue gun
- Paper for eyes (or large googley eyes)
- Paper for teeth
- Tissue paper
The first thing you’ll need to do is prep your plastic bottle. First sketch the rough outline of your Frankenstein’s mouth and where his eyes and bolts will go. When you’re happy with this, use your exacto knife to cut the mouth out. Then paint your bottle and champagne corks. We used acrylic paint, although spray paint would work as well. Using a paint primer will help reduce the amount of paint coats you will need on your plastic bottle.
Next begin prepping the Frankenstein box head for your Halloween candy holder. Because paint will stick better to the non-shiny side of the box, we recommend inverting the box as shown below.
Place the box on top of the bottle and sketch the hairline. Once you’re happy with this, cut the box and paint it black.
Now you can hot glue on the Frankenstein blots and add cut out paper eyes and teeth for your Halloween candy holder. We used white paper and sequins for our eyes. You could do the same or use large googley eyes, depending on your preference.
For the final touches draw on scars with a permanent marker and add some tissue paper as the bed for the candy in Frankenstein’s mouth. Your Halloween candy holder is now ready for use. Use any candy you like for Halloween parties with friends but be sure to use wrapped candy for use for trick and treaters. Have a great Halloween!