Trick or Treat with a Twist

 Trick or Treat…Bats go…eek!

I have had a plain orange metal tub for years. I’m sure you all have something very similiar. I think I got it at Walmart many moons ago. We’ve used it for everything from holding our trick or treat candy to bobbing for apples. It’s a great size and it’s orange, so naturally it’s perfect for Halloween festivities. But this year, I decided it needed a little something extra…it needed a little twist.

First, I decided to use the image of a bat. I printed the image and text from the computer, having used Microsoft Word. I also used this technique with my stenciled burlap pillows. With my printouts and some contact paper, I made my own stencils. The font I chose was Cracked. It has sort of a “spooky” look to it. Trick or Treat Stencils

I placed the text on top of the contact paper and used the exacto knife to cut out the letters. This made it easy to attached the contact paper to the tub, in order to paint the stencil designs on. Trick or Treat Stencil

Trick or Treat Tub

Doing a little play on words, instead of “Trick or Treat,” I went with “eek or treat!” The bat gave me the inspiration. Trick or Treat with a Twist

I can’t wait to use this at Halloween! What a fun way to display your treats at a party and for Trick or Treat.

I’ll definitely be using this in my Halloween decor, so I’ll be back with some pictures of how I incorporate it later.

It’s fun and easy to do! Just a stencil and some paint is all it takes to go from drab to fab! Do you have any old Halloween decor that could use a little twist?


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  1. says

    This is so adorable! I love it. I love everything about your awesome blog. It is so inpiring. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party! I am so thrilled to have you share. I will be linking to yours, too! Have a wonderful week.

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing! What an awesome technique! Fall is by far my favorite season and the colors are a big part of it! I think I’d like to do something like this for Thanksgiving but smaller and have the kids write things they are Thankful for on paper to store in the little bucket! Now if I could just find the time!!!

    Stopping by from Mom’s Monday Mingle and hoping that you will check out! We are new followers via blog lovin’ and can’t wait to read more from you!

  3. says

    Love this idea! I have a problem with using an exacto knife, I’m terrified! Haha I split my finger open once when I was a kid but I think it’s time to get over it!

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