A Barrel of BOOs: DIY Candy Stand

A Barrel of BOOs: DIY Candy Stand

Even though I have been trying oh-so-hard to work on projects from my garage stash, I still can’t help but swing by a thrift store now and then. Because, you just never know what you’ll find…like this vintage barrel stand, for instance. Based on my Facebook feedback, a LOT of folks had one in the home many moons ago, and lots of folks used it to hold their knitting supplies.

Vintage barrel bucket stand used for knitting at thrift store / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Did YOU have one of these back in the day?

Of course, I wanted to repurpose it in a new and unique way…but this time around? I’d do so without doing ANYTHING to it!

With Halloween bearing down on us, I had a simple- but fun!- idea in mind for the barrel stand. So, I gathered up a couple of additional items- a white bed sheet (also from thrifting) and our circa-2008 Halloween candy bowl. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Repurpose a vintage barrel stand into a DIY candy holder for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gathering supplies…

To bring my vision to life, I draped my freshly-laundered sheet over the barrel stand and pushed the candy bowl into open top.

Repurpose and upcycle a vintage barrel bucket stand into a DIY bowl candy holder for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let the makeover begin…

While the bowl kept the sheet in place, I used some binder clips just to make sure! They’re so handy…and I rarely use them as actual office supplies.

Repurpose and upcycle a vintage barrel bucket stand into a DIY bowl candy holder for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The perfect holder!

Then, I took my scissors to the sheet, and cut off the excess fairly close to the floor, so that it draped ever so slightly.

Repurpose and upcycle a vintage barrel bucket stand into a DIY bowl candy holder for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

That’ll work…

Next, I had to ask our green candy bowl to take one for the team…and get a white-paint makeover! Thankfully, he didn’t put up much of a fight.

Repurpose and upcycle a vintage barrel bucket stand into a DIY bowl candy holder for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

See ya later green…

And when the paint had dried, I replaced the bowl and removed the clips from the sheet-draped barrel stand- now I had a cohesive look that was starting to look a little…ghostly, eh?

Repurpose a vintage barrel stand from thrift store into a DIY ghost Halloween candy bowl holder stand by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Coming together nicely…

To really bring my “ghost” to life (isn’t THAT an oxymoron!), I needed to add a simple ghost face. I went into my stash of felt and grabbed some peel-and-stick felt in black. PERFECT- I just love this stuff for super easy crafting.

Repurpose a vintage barrel stand from thrift store into a DIY ghost Halloween candy bowl holder stand by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

For a ghost face!

And, well, that’s it. Seriously- that’s all I did! And the barrel stand hasn’t been affected at all.

Repurpose a vintage barrel stand from thrift store into a DIY ghost Halloween candy bowl holder stand by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Boo! There it is.

Now I’m ready for Halloween trick-or-treaters! No more stooping over to pick up the candy bowl every time the doorbell chimes- my back is already thanking me. Plus, isn’t he cute? Decorative, functional, and thrifty.

Repurpose a vintage barrel stand from thrift store into a DIY ghost Halloween candy bowl holder stand by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Can you believe that the barrel stand is under there?

OOOH, is that a peppermint patty? Don’t mind if I do…

Repurpose a vintage barrel stand from thrift store into a DIY ghost Halloween candy bowl holder stand by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Need. to. stay. away. from. the. candy!

And if you’re looking for more Repurposed/Upcycled Halloween project ideas, check out my full collection here!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. How did you manage to spray paint that bowl ‘so nice’….???? I just tried spray painting a planter for my first time,,,heck…it looked like a bird flew over it…and left something behind !!!! And yes I did two light coats…short even strokes…but nope…that did not work for me…haha…Was not my first time spray painting…but first time spray painting a object of that shape…round and plasticy…(new word..haha)…any tips? I even used the same paint as you…heck…what did I do wrong..must be the ‘operator’ as I always say when ‘I try and do something’….it never turns out…lol….

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Hmmm…well, I will say that spray painting isn’t as easy and fool-proof as people think it is. And when something doesn’t turn out, it could be due to any number of reasons- not just operator error! I have most definitely purchased “bad” cans of paint…that no matter how much I shake the can or how perfect the conditions/item are, I still get a bumpy or cracked or uneven paint job. But I always recommend spray painting on a dry, low-humidity day. Even a touch of moisture in the air can ruin an otherwise glossy smooth paint job! And to help with operator error, I always use my trigger handle (affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2exbxUx ). It makes painting so much more comfortable for me- and keeps my hand/arm from fatiguing. I swear it leads to better results!

  2. Barbara Malkus says:

    Adorable

  3. That is absolutely fabulous, cute idea as well as functional, and what a great addition to the Halloween decor!

  4. This is so creative!! I love this idea!!!

  5. This is such a cute idea!! LOVE IT!
    Jenna

  6. I have named your creation Casper-after the Friendly ghost! You are so clever!!

  7. That is adorable! How fun to use for a party, or just as decor at your door for trick-or-treaters! I love it!!

  8. Oh that is so cute! I can just imagine how much trick or treaters will love seeing it! 🙂 Lisa

  9. Love this clever idea!

  10. This is a really cute idea for Halloween. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

  11. This is just too cute for words! Pin! 🙂

  12. Cute idea, and it looks so easy to make! 🙂

  13. acraftymix says:

    Oh he’s super cute Sarah, what a great idea and really functional too. Thank you so much for sharing him with us at the Sweet Inspiration party 😉

  14. This is such a clever and cute idea! Pinning!

  15. I LOVE this idea!! I am already crazy about antiques and repurposing! This is such a cute and festive idea. Great post! Now to find me a barrel stand….

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      I hope you stick around my blog, Pam- it’s dedicated entirely to repurposing and lots of vintage! 🙂

  16. Another awesome idea! Pinned.

  17. That is one sweet ghost 🎃Hope you have a Happy Halloween! Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

  18. Great idea – had to pin it! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party

  19. What a fun and spoooooooooky idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  20. Cute, cute, cute!!

  21. Oh gosh…this is so cute! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  22. This is such a cute idea! Now if only I can find a barrel stand. I grow weary of carry my oversize basket to the door each year. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

  23. Super cute! Now if I only had a barrel stand! 🙂

  24. Yes he is very cute! I’m coming to your house for trick or treat because you have the best candy!! Pinning. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  25. That is so adorable!
    I could see this being used for different holidays using different colored sheets or holiday tablecloths to hold Christmas crackers, a Pot O’gold, Easter eggs or even a plant!

  26. What a super-cute idea! I don’t have one of those barrel stands, but I’ve got my mind swirling with other ways I might semi-duplicate this. Thanks for sharing!

  27. This would be both handy and so cute beside the front door. Pinning.

  28. Sooooo cute. I have one of those bucket on legs in my garage stash and I would never have thought of this. Genius! Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  29. What an absolutely adorable idea! And one that can actually be replicated pretty easily! Thanks for sharing! #inspiremewednesday – Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

  30. I love a good repurposed project, but I absolutely adore your ghost candy bowl holder. I know it’ll be a big hit with trick-or-treaters, for sure. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.

  31. This is such a cute and simple way to display candy for the trick or treaters! Love it!

  32. Another great idea, Sarah! And I love that you can still use the barrel stand for other things after Halloween. So fun! Pinned and sharing! Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week. Hope you will join us again on Sunday at 12 EST!

  33. Cute idea! It’s something to try next year for sure. Thank you for sharing it at The Crafty Corner! I hope to see you there again (new party begins tomorrow 6 am EST).

  34. Cute idea! Did you ever do anything with the barrel stand afterward? No one keeps that much mending around in a corner anymore! It’d make a cute planter (maybe with a round plastic dishpan so the wood wouldn’t rot. By the way, you can NEVER have too many Halloween projects for us Halloween lovers!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thanks, Kathy!! I actually sold the barrel stand in a garage purge sale and a friend of mine with a furniture painting business bought it. I’m not sure what she did with it…and YAY for more Halloween projects!!

  35. Oh how cute! I bet the trick or treaters love this.

  36. This idea is brilliant, I love it. Since I’ve already decorated my small stoop, next year I plan to use THS idea. I want to sit the candy out by tge front door and let the kids help themselves Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  37. This “barrel stand” as you call it, was a staple when I was a child. My mother owned one (she probably sold it at her garage sale….everything that disappeared went in that sale!) and used it as her sewing basket. It had a round lid with a round knob on it. The memories you’ve just brought back 🙂 I love your use of it though. Super cute!

  38. Love it! Had to make one of my own last night. Thanks for the inspiration. Check my version out on my blog https://controllingcraziness.blogspot.com/2017/11/diy-ghost-candy-stand-for-halloween-2017.html

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      That’s great, Christa- just a note, though, when you link to other bloggers that inspired you, there’s no need to make them no-follow links. 🙂 Happy crafting!

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