Halloween Pumpkin Candy Holder ~ Treat the neighborhood kids even when you can’t be home for Trick or Treat!

This cute Halloween pumpkin candy holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can't be home on Halloween. Learn how to make one here!

This cute Halloween pumpkin candy holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can’t be home on Halloween. Keep reading to learn how to make one for your front porch.  It’s quick and easy!

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I have always loved Halloween – from choosing the perfect Halloween costume, to decorating the house, to making a fun Halloween dinner before my kids go out trick-or-treating.

When my kids were younger, I always felt bad that the neighborhood kids weren’t getting any treats from us because we were out trick-or-treating with our own kids.  This fun Halloween pumpkin lollipop holder solves that issue.  You just fill it up with suckers and set it out on your front porch and let the kids who visit help themselves to a piece of candy.

Creatively Homemade Supplies Needed

Halloween Pumpkin Candy Holder Supplies Needed

  • foam pumpkin
  • chalkboard paint
  • foam paint brush
  • chalk
  • drill with 1/8″ bit
  • 1″ orange wired ribbon (in pattern of your choice)
  • bag of lollipops

Get your pumpkin and candy for this Halloween candy holder at Oriental Trading.  They have a great selection of Halloween goodies. Crafts, decorations, party supplies, and costumes – you name it they have it!

Creatively Homemade Tutorial

Halloween Pumpkin Lollipop Holder Instructions

Paint a foam pumpkin with chalkboard paint and turn it into a fun Halloween candy holder. Learn how here!

The first step in making this Halloween lollipop holder is to paint the pumpkin all over with chalkboard paint.

Either pull out the stem or cover it with painters tape to make sure you don’t get any of the chalkboard paint on it when you are painting the pumpkin.  If you remove the stem, you might want to use a hot glue gun to put it back in place after the paint has dried.

Allow the paint to dry at least one hour, then do a second coat.  Allow the second coat of the chalkboard paint to dry completely before proceeding with the rest of the instructions for this pumpkin lollipop holder.  (I let mine dry overnight.)

Paint a foam pumpkin with chalkboard paint and turn it into a fun Halloween candy holder. Learn how here!

The next step in making this Halloween lollipop holder is to write your greeting.  You want to do this before you drill any holes so you know how much of an area you need to leave un-drilled.

I simply wrote “Help yourself to a treat” on mine  but you could write anything you like.

This cute Halloween pumpkin lollipop holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can't be home on Halloween. Learn how to make one here!

Using an 1/8″ bit, drill holes all over your Halloween pumpkin candy holder, spacing them about 1 inch apart.  There’s no need to measure precisely, just eyeball it.

I used Dum Dum suckers in my Halloween candy holder, but if you use a different brand of lollipop, you might want to do a test hole on the bottom to make sure the stick will fit.  

This cute Halloween candy holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can't be home on Halloween. Learn how to make one here!

Then you will want to fill all the holes with suckers.  I bought a 100 count bag and had plenty.

This cute Halloween lollipop holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can't be home on Halloween. Learn how to make one here!

Next cut a 24″ length of wired ribbon and tie in a bow around the pumpkin stem.  I used ribbon that was 1 inch wide and that was a great size for this particular pumpkin.  If you use a larger foam pumpkin, you might want to go with a larger width of ribbon.

This cute Halloween pumpkin lollipop holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can't be home on Halloween. Learn how to make one here!

You might have smudged the letters while you were doing all the previous steps.  So now would be a good time to touch up your lettering.  I smudged mine so badly, I had to re-write the whole thing 🙂

All you need to erase chalk on the chalkboard paint is a paper towel.  It leaves a bit of white residue, which gives your project a rustic feel.

Other things you could write on this Halloween candy holder:

  • Trick-or-Treat
  • Take just 1 please
  • a sweet treat for you
  • Happy Halloween
  • a Halloween treat for you to enjoy

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This cute Halloween pumpkin lollipop holder lets you treat the neighborhood kids even when you can't be home on Halloween. Learn how to make one here!

With this fun pumpkin lollipop holder sitting on your front porch, you can head out trick-or-treating with your kids while still ensuring that the other kids in the neighborhood get a little Halloween treat from you.  So tell me… are you doing any Halloween crafting?

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Disclosure:  Oriental Trading sent me complimentary Halloween goodies to facilitate this Halloween pumpkin candy holder post.  All opinions are my own.

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