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These Mod Podged candy wrapper pails are a great addition to your fall décor. They add a bit of whimsy to your décor by celebrating the candy-crazed month of October.  You can have them out on a table filled with goodies, use it as a trick-or-treat basket, and then store toys in it in a child’s play area after the month. I mean…who couldn’t use another cute way to store stuff right?


I saw this idea in Martha Stewart Living about three years ago. I demonstrated this on my local lifestyle show Indy Style earlier this month.  Click play to watch the video below.



Candy Wrappers (wax paper like wrappers work the best)

Mod Podge (I used Gloss)

Galvanized Pails (Lowes, $3.48)


Exacto Knife

High Gloss clear protective spray (optional)


1.  Carefully unwrap your candy and press flat.  On a low setting, iron the wrappers flat on the front and back side of each wrapper.  There will still be some wrinkles in it even after ironing – just roll with it.

2.  Preplan your design making sure your wrappers fit and line up.  Also think through where you will make cuts to line up colors and such.

3.  Start with going around your first pail handle.  What I did was use a 3/4” inch circle and an exacto knife to cut it out.  Cut a slit in the top of the circle. Then I made small cuts around the cutout to give it some ease around the curves.  Mod Podge that in place.cut_wrapper4.  Continue by using Mod Podge to adhere wrappers around the bucket. Overlap wrappers just a little bit.  Since the top of the bucket is larger than the bottom you might want to cut your wrappers gradually smaller at the bottom to accommodate the difference.  Do #3 for the other handle.

5.  Burnish the wrapper in place smoothing out as much of the wrinkles as possible.

6.  Once all the wrappers are in place and dry give the entire wrapper covered bucket a coat of Mod Podge to seal it.

7.  Optional: Once the Mod Podge is dry spray a glossy clear coat over the top to give it super shine.



Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Lowes. I received gift cards to pay for this project.

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