Under 2 hours
Let little guests treat themselves to Halloween candy with this simple DIY project. This guide will show you how to make a Halloween candy holder using plywood, spray paint and a bit of imagination.
Using the cut list, gather your materials and prepare your work area.
Measure and Mark
Using a tape measure, measure and mark cuts on the wood and according to the cut list.
Tip: Cut pieces one at a time then measure and mark the next piece off the remaining scrap to ensure that all pieces are the correct size.
Use a circular saw to make the cuts on the wood.
Tip: Use a sanding block to smooth any rough edges.
Stain or Paint Boards
Stain and/or paint boards prior to assembly if desired. Paint one side of one of the 6 1/2 inch pieces with chalkboard paint.
- Using the 8 3/4-inch piece as the base of the box stand, place a 6 1/2-inch piece on each end so that they sit on top of the base. Secure through the base with brad nails.
- Sandwich the remaining 6 1/2-inch pieces between the secured walls to complete the box (make sure the chalkboard side is facing out). Secure with brad nails through the bottom of the box and through the sides of the previous walls.
- Flip the box front side (chalkboard side) down (the wide side is the front) and hold the remaining 8 3/4-inch piece flush with the box to complete the shape. Using the supplied hardware place, secure the hinges 3/4 inches in from each side (one side is screwed into the back of the lid, the other side is screwed into the back of box).
- Use supplied hardware to attach the knob to the lid 1 1/2 inches away from the front of the box and center.
- Place one 8-inch piece on top of the baluster flush to the end and flush to one side of the 8-inch leg.
- Secure with brad nails through the leg into the baluster.
- Rotate baluster 90 degrees and repeat by attaching another 8-inch leg to the baluster, creating a pinwheel shape. Repeat two more times.
Attach Box to Stand
- Flip box upside down and drill a pilot hole into the center of the bottom of the box using the 1/8-inch drill bit (you may want to either remove the knob temporarily or hang the knob on the side of the box off the edge of the table). Drill a similar pilot hole into the top of the baluster end centered.
- Finally, using a drill (extension may be necessary), screw the box to the stand so that it's secure.
- To keep the box from spinning on top of the stand, use a few brad nails in the joint to lock the box in place.
Find the Perfect Spot
Now that you have created your Halloween candy holder, it's time to set it up. Find a spot where trick-or-treaters are bound to notice it and will help themselves.