How to Make a Pumpkin Candy Dish

An artificial pumpkin and fall-themed fabric make a great container for Halloween treats.
Pumpkin Candy Dish

Pumpkin Candy Dish

For a truly seasonal candy dish, hollow out a pumpkin and slice it with two-thirds at the bottom and one-third for a lid. Line the bottom with seasonal fabric and fill it with candy for trick or treaters.

Materials Needed:

  • medium or large artificial pumpkin
  • 1/2 yard of burlap or any fall-themed fabric
  • X-Acto or pumpkin-carving knife
  • 2 thumbtacks
  • 1 yard of yarn or thin rope
  • pencil
  • Halloween candy

Pin Rope

Use a thumbtack to secure one end of a piece of yarn or rope to your pumpkin. It should be secured as close to the pumpkin's center as possible.

How to Make a Pumpkin Candy Dish Step 1

How to Make a Pumpkin Candy Dish Step 1

Pin rope using a thumbtack to secure one end of a piece of yarn or rope to your pumpkin. It should be secured as close to the pumpkin's center as possible.

Create Center Line

Wrap the yarn or rope all the way around the pumpkin, making sure it stays as level as possible, and secure the other end of it with a thumbtack (Image 1). The two thumbtacks should sit right next to each other. Using the yarn or rope as a guide, draw a light pencil line all the way around the pumpkin (Image 2).

Cut Pumpkin

Remove the thumbtacks and yarn, then carefully cut the pumpkin in half with an X-Acto or pumpkin-carving knife. Tip: To make sure your pumpkin top lines up correctly with its base after it's cut, look for the large vertical seam found on one side of all artificial pumpkins. Line the base of the pumpkin with fabric or burlap, then fill with Halloween candy.

How to Make a Pumpkin Candy Dish Step 4

How to Make a Pumpkin Candy Dish Step 4

Remove the thumbtacks and yarn, then carefully cut the pumpkin in half with an X-Acto or pumpkin-carving knife. Tip: To make sure your pumpkin top lines up correctly with its base after it's cut, look for the large vertical seam found on one side of all artificial pumpkins. Line the base of the pumpkin with fabric or burlap, then fill with Halloween candy.

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