Create a Halloween treat bucket that can be decorated and customized each year to coordinate with a costume or theme. Kids will love this interactive trick-or-treat accessory that can be topped with a lid to safely store their stash.Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors
Wash new paint can with mild soap and water. Dry with towel. Use painter's tape to protect top and bottom edges as well as the handle and lid.
In a well-ventilated area, apply one coat of spray primer to can. Tip: When using spray paint, move paint can in long, even strokes. Apply paint in a thin layer to prevent drips.
In the same manner as primer, apply two coats of spray chalkboard paint. Allow it to fully dry before removing tape slowly to prevent paint from pulling away.
Rub flat side of a piece of chalk along chalkboard surface to season it. This simple but necessary step will prevent writing from being burned into the surface. Remove chalk with damp paper towel.
Use chalk to decorate paint can to coordinate with child's costume or theme. Remove lid while trick-or-treating and use the lidded bucket afterward to store Halloween treats or for organizing small toys.