DIY Pumpkin Candy Container

I can’t believe that it is almost to the end of summer! I’ve enjoyed my summer, but with the opportunity to make multiple crafts one night, we decided to throw a fall craft into the mix. We already have a few more projects lined up in the next month but this might be the easiest.

It did get us thinking about what candy to fill it with when it is time to put it out as a decoration. We went a little nostalgic too. Anyone remember the Mary Jane candies? It’s a peanut butter molasses taffy like candy that we would get when I was little around Halloween. I’m not sure if they still make them but I will definitely be checking in about a month from now. What candy would you fill these fall pumpkin candy containers with?


  • Small Terra Cotta Pot & Base
  • Small Wooden Handle
  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Burnt Orange
  • Metallic Gold Paint
  • Faux wood covered wire (Or you could use a dark shade of wire)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil


Paint the inside and outside of the terra cotta pot and base with the orange chalk paint and let dry completely. Paint the wooden handle with the metallic gold paint and let dry.

To make the swirls, place one end of the wire against the pencil and loosely wrap until desired length is achieved. Repeat for desired amount of pieces.

Place the base upside down; use the hot glue gun to attach the wooden handle to the base. I placed my wire swirls under the handle so that the hot glue would hold all of the pieces together.

Fill with candy and enjoy!


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