Zoulah is back, and you know she loves candy so she is bringing this fun bucket filled with Halloween sticky suckers. Wouldn't you love to take this to someone
for a "Halloween Happy?" Wouldn't you like to receive this?
So here is what you need to make these fun buckets. Well, first of all you need a Halloween bucket. Zoulah purchased her bucket at Home Goods, but you can also buy smaller or larger ones wherever they are Halloweenin' it! Zoulah thinks small buckets would be super cute. Then you need to stuff your bucket (don't you like the sound of that?) with dry oasis. You can find this at Wal-Mart or the Dollar Store. Now just stuff it, and don't be shy. If the oasis is too high or wide, just use a knife and cut it off.
Then the fun part begins when you get to shop for suckers. Zoulah lives in a very small town and the suckers in this arrangement are just what she could find here. Zoulah imagines you could find more variety in larger areas. If you do make a Sucker Bucket, Zoulah would love to see it. You also need something to cover up the oasis at the top of the bucket. Zoulah just used some orange tulle Zoulah bought last year. You could also use some cute shredded decorative paper. Zoulah decorated the bucket with some black ding dongs,. and also poked in some Halloween straws purchased at Michael's this year.
Zoulah unwrapped all the candy, so that you could see it better, but if you are giving it for a gift, you could leave the wrapping on. Also, if you are having a rainy fall, keep the wrappers on as the moisture from the rain tends to make the suckers sticky. Alas, Zoulah laments that the Red Couch children are not at the pesty, she means cute, age where they would sneak out the suckers.
Zoulah wants to caution you that if you use a swamp cooler (evaporative cooler), the candy might get a bit sticky....it just depends on the candy.
Zoulah wants to just say a word about candy, just try to get different sizes of suckers, with different sucker lengths. You can also vary the height of the oasis. Zoulah anchored her arrangement with a big orange pumpkin sucker, and then tried to arrange it like a flower arrangement.
This arrangement is brightening up my kitchen bar right now. It just makes Zoulah and I happy.
On the Homefront: This is the cat we rescued last March that was sitting in the road. We thought he was a she, but he is a he! He has the sweetest disposition of any cat I have owned, but watch out, he almost took out some royal icing cookies last night that my daughter and her friend were decorating.
Zoulah wishes to tell you that she was inspired, once again by Matthew Mead, in making these buckets. She wishes to thank you for dropping by her "Bewitchen Kitchen" this fall.