Holiday Decor

Painted Halloween Candy Basket

Painted Halloween Candy Basket /

I will paint pretty much anything if I think it will enhance the item.  This basket was no exception.  It’s always a great idea to pick these items up from thrift stores and yard sales.  They are cheap and you can use them all kids of ways.

I always sit candy out around our house the month of October and for years I have used the same ceramic bowl I bought when we lived in Texas.  This year I thought I would do something a little different.

So my Painted Halloween Candy Basket was born.

Halloween Candy Basket-Americana Decor Chalky Finish

I still had leftover paint from the Americana Decor Chalky Finish that I used on my bench and my painted pumpkins.

That is one of the great things I love about this paint, a little goes a long way!

I was able to use the weave lines of the basket to paint my stripes.  I think this will be helpful on almost any basket.  You could also use the basket weave pattern to decide your paint pattern if it is not in straight lines.

Halloween Candy Basket-Painted Basket Stripes

Numbers are so trendy, on pretty much anything and everything.

I had the idea to use the number 31 for October 31st! Genius, I know!

I used a pencil to draw the 31, then a small artist brush to paint over it.

After all of the paint was dry, I sealed it with a coat of Soft Touch Varnish.

Then fill it with candy!! again, and again, and again!  I should really stop putting my favorites in here, that way I will be able to keep my paws out!!

Halloween Candy Basket with Painted 31

Halloween Candy Basket Painted and Filled

Halloween Candy Basket with painted stripes

This was a really easy project.  You still have time to find a basket and make one for your Halloween candy.  Once I’m not using it for candy anymore I can turn it around to the other side so that the 31 doesn’t have to show.  Then I can add greenery or anything else I’d like for general decor.

DIY Painted Halloween Candy Basket /

Before I go, I wanted to THANK YOU all for such a wonderful response to my last post about Blogging, Decorating and Money!  I knew I could count on all of you for your kinds words!  You made me smile!

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  1. I don’t know why but i never thought to paint a basket,but i love this look. Thanks and have a nice day.

    1. Thank you Marlene! Hope you have a great day as well! ~Sonya

  2. Cute project! I’d have to fill that basket up multiple times before Halloween if it were at my house. We both have a giant sweet tooth!

    1. So do I Paula! I’m trying not to put too many of my favorites in the basket 😉

  3. How cute is that! You really made this basket something special! LOVE the colors you chose!

  4. So cute Sonya. We don’t get many trick or treaters here but my family would love for me to make this and have a basket full of candy sitting around just for them. LOL!

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