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!
I have always loved Halloween – from making Halloween crafts, to decorating the house, to cooking 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.
Halloween Pumpkin Candy Holder Supplies Needed
- foam pumpkin
- chalkboard paint
- foam paint brush
- drill with 1/8″ bit
- 1″ orange wired ribbon (in pattern of your choice)
- bag of lollipops
Halloween Pumpkin Lollipop Holder Instructions
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.)
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.
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.
Then you will want to fill all the holes with suckers. I bought a 100 count bag and had plenty.
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.
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:
- Take just 1 please
- a sweet treat for you
- Happy Halloween
- a Halloween treat for you to enjoy
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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?
No time to make this Halloween lollipop holder tutorial before Beggar’s Night?
Here are some cute Halloween treat bowls you could use instead…