My daughter loves choosing our Halloween costumes and this year she wanted us to be the Addams Family. I am Morticia, my husband is Gomez, and our other daughter will be baby Pubert. She, of course, wants to be Wednesday Addams. To go with her costume, I decided to turn her plastic trick or treat pumpkin into Cousin It. Here is how I made this adorable Cousin It DIY Trick or Treat Pail.
Time: One Hour
- Plastic Trick or Treat Pumpkin
- Tan Yarn
- Light Colored Duct Tape
- Masking Tape
- Black Top Hat
- Black Sunglasses
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Cut off the existing black plastic handle on the pumpkin. Replace it with rope. Measure it, depending on the height of your child.
Next, unwind the spool of yarn around a chair back several times. Pull it off and cut only one end.
Lay out a piece of duct tape about 10” long. Lay the looped end of the yarn onto the duct tape.
Tape it around the mid-section of the pumpkin.
Repeat these steps and do the other side.
It will look like this:
Note: I happen to have blue duct tape, so that’s what I used. I would recommend choosing a light colored duct tape so that it doesn’t show through the yarn.
Repeat the steps above again, but in shorter strips of duct tape. This time, tape them around the rim of the pail.
Next, lift up the first layer and cover the face with masking tape. This will help hide the face behind the yarn. For mine, I also covered the blue duct tape with masking tape.
Cut the top off of the top hat (I found this one at Goodwill for $5). Place it on top of the pumpkin allowing the rope to come through. It will fit snuggly on the pumpkin. Use duct tape to tape the hat to the pumpkin as shown.
Gently bend a pair of plastic sunglasses and hot glue the arms underneath the hat. (I had an old pair of 4th of July glasses and painted them black). Here is a photo of the top of the pail.
Here are a few after photos.
My daughter absolutely loves it and can’t wait for Halloween! In case you missed it, check out what I did to her plastic pumpkin trick or treat pail last year!
By the way, in case you are wondering, I bought my daughter’s dress at Carters for $15 (sale plus coupon), the white uniform shirt at Target for $10, and her tights at Target for $3.
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