Home Hardware
Halloween Projects: Buckets of Fun!

Halloween Projects: Buckets of Fun!

Dress up galvanized pails (4544-700) with creativity in celebration of Halloween. Use these buckets as serving dishes at a Halloween Party - now that's scary smart - or as loot-gathering buckets to go with your costume.

Buckets of FunDress up galvanized pails (4544-700) with paint and creativity in celebration of Halloween. Painting galvanized metal successfully is all in the prep work. Match your loot-gathering bucket with your costume! Use buckets as serving dishes at a Halloween Party - now that's scary smart - or hand out your sweet favours at the door to add to the fun.

Pail Prep

  1. Wipe the pail down with paint thinner.
  2. Lightly scuff the surface with fine sandpaper or a sanding sponge.
  3. Prime with galvanized metal primer (1865-315).
  4. Let the creativity begin.


Pig Out

  1. Prepare the pail for painting.
  2. Glue snout on pail - we used an ABS cap (3254-784). Attach to the pail with No Nails glue (2030-705). Let dry.
  3. Fill the gap with white acrylic caulking (2034-346). Let dry.
  4. Paint the pig a bright shade of pink - we used Daddy's Girl 1D3-4, Beauti-Tone Exterior Flat (1835-394). Let dry.
  5. Paint on a piggish face that will make you smile.


Pump-can

  1. Prepare the pail for painting.
  2. Spray pail with Rust Coat Omaha Orange (1822-978). Let dry.
  3. Draw on a Jack-O-Lantern face and paint black.


Optional:
Paint your pails to look as good on the inside as the outside. Spray the inside with flat black spray (1720-711). Let dry. Dip the rounded end of a 4" foam roller in orange, then blot and press on the inside of the pail to create large dots to contrast with the black.

Spider-can

  1. Prepare the pail for painting.
  2. Spray inside and out with flat black spray paint (1720-711). Let dry.
  3. Cut eight legs approximately 9" long from foam filler rods (2030-858).
  4. Attach to the pail with No Nails glue (2030-705). Let dry.
  5. Spray legs black. Let dry.
  6. Paint on a scary face with white paint.