Looking for a fun and unique halloween craft that would make some fantastic Halloween Party Favors (or gifts)? Look no further! These Halloween Peat Pots are darling — and there are no rules other than to have fun!
This past spring, I was shopping at The Vintage Peddler here in Springfield, MO and they were giving all of their shoppers the cutest little buckets with some treats in it. Then I spotted some Halloween paper mache candy buckets over at House of Hawthornes displayed in her vintage Halloween decor. Hmmmm….
As a result of these two sightings (hee-hee), it got my wheels turning. So I bought some supplies and sat down to put my freehand painting skills to work. I think the vintage inspired cat is my favorite; however, the ghost is the easiest (and pretty cute too)!
I’m not sure why, but I’m on the fence with the pumpkin. Meh. It might just be the orange — it isn’t one of my favorite colors. Regardless, it’s still kind of adorable.
However, my goal was to provide you with “options” and get YOUR creative wheels turning — hopefully I did just that. Now, let’s take a quick look at how these cuties came together.
Supplies for Vintage Inspired Halloween Party Favors:
Peat Pots (I purchased these)
16 Gauge Black Tie Wire (purchased mine at local hardware store)
Round Nose Pliers
Wood Excelsior (basket filler)
Seam Binding Ribbon
Step One and Two: Preparing the Peat Pot
Grab your peat pot, decide which face you’ll be painting and brush your base color on. Obviously you’ll paint the pot black for the cat, white for the ghost and/or orange for the pumpkin. Allow to dry completely.
Specific colors I used: Apple Barrel 20504 Black, FolkArt 2249 Pueblo, Americana Snow White and Craft Smart Mustard Yellow.
Step Three: Face Painting
Painting on the faces. Due to the bumpy nature of the peat pots, using a stencil or template seemed useless. So, I painted mine freehand. The good thing with this type of a project is that you can fix any boo-boos with more paint (woo-hoo).
Step Four: Add Wire Handle
Cut an eleven to twelve inch piece of wire. Using the wire, poke small holes in either side of the peat pot. Again, I just eyeballed it. Using round nosed pliers, I twisted up the wire on the inside of the pot.
Guess what? I happen to be sharing a fun Halloween Printable over at Eighteen25 today too. No bones about it, I would “ROLO”EVER in my grave for you.