Saturday, September 7, 2013

Halloween Sucker Bucket

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 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.


Jacqueline said...

Whoah, Zoulah is going crazy! How fun and I love the bucket and all of the goodies inside. Sounds like you guys are having tons of fun! Keep it up. I hear Beaulah ranting and raving in the basement, but she isn't flying out yet! No Way!

Anonymous said...

This is just so darling! Looks fantastic and thank you for showing us how to make a bucket like this. Now your little kitty is so pretty! Thank you for popping in to see my little dolls.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sarah said...

What a darling idea! I'm glad you shared this early so I can start looking for cute suckers. I'd like to make some of these for party favors for my dinner group. The search is on! '-)
~ Sarah
I made your cute shoes last year for my dinner group. They were a hit!

Lynn said...

The candy bouquet is very cute Joni! Love the fun pompoms around the top of the bucket:@)

Tricia said...

Joni, I just love this! Thanks for all the how-tos -- the tulle was a great idea. I think I will make a couple for my older grandchildren this year.

La Table De Nana said...

Your header is so darn perfect and cute too!

The Charm of Home said...

This is really cute Joni! I love your header too! Had to come over and visit Zoulah.

Bonnie said...

This is so cute Joni. I can't wait to see what's up your sleeve for this Halloween.

Mom E. said...

Your witch is so cute! I have a couple of witches, I will have to get one finished. I sculpted her head with clay and have the fabric for her body and clothes, but she is still only a "head'! My 17 year old informed me that she used to be scared of the head in the jar when she was little...That sounds like a horrible mother of me! LOL Maybe if she has a body, she won't be so scary!
You inspire me! What a great idea for VTing and family! Hope all is well with your family and your missionary! mine came home three weeks ago, I am grateful for the blessings we received while he was out, and grateful that I survived it! LOL hugs to your Heart,

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the sucker bucket, and I think half the fun will be looking for a variety of suckers. Looking forward to celebrating Zoulah's favorite holiday with you.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Glad to see Zoulah again. Your sucker bucket is darling. Looking forward to see more Halloween fun. xo Linda


Oh Joni how cute is this, I love your sucker bucket! I can't wait for Halloween myself, as I am an Oct. girl, lol...(a witch!) Thank you for coming and for the sweet comment. Big hugs,

Sue said...

Who wouldn't love this bucket of Halloween fun!?!

Renée said...

I'm a sucker for Halloween cuteness especially when Zoulah is dishing it out!

Debbie said...

So I have been eyeing my sideboard for-evah hoping for updates, and the minute I step out of blog land, you come back with one wonderful recipe or idea after another? Good grief.

I have already pinned something else from here this morning, and I love this one too.

(And I know you are so very proud of your son.)