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Halloween Laundry Bucket Craft

Reuse empty laundry buckets by turning them into Halloween Laundry Buckets, perfect for decorating your front porch. Empty laundry buckets in different colors are decorated with Cricut vinyl cutouts to create a spooky Halloween decor item the whole family will enjoy!

Cricut Halloween Laundry Buckets

You would normally be throwing these empty laundry buckets out, but with this craft you can upcycle them into fun Halloween decorations that will last for years.

I’ve provided 3 amazing ways and Cricut cut files for how to turn these buckets into a pumpkin, a ghost, and even Frankenstein.

In as little as 22 minutes, you’ll have colorful buckets that are ready to enjoy!

Halloween Laundry Bucket Craft

HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKETS

Empty laundry buckets in assorted colors are decorated with vinyl faces to create a fun Cricut Halloween decor item the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specificsupplies and detailed instructions in the printable craft at the bottom of this post.

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HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKET SUPPLIES

This quick and easy Halloween Bucket craft uses everyday supplies to create a spooky Halloween decor item your family will love.

All you need is:

HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKET INSTRUCTIONS

Person taking paper off a bottle

First, gently remove the labels from the laundry pod buckets and wash thoroughly.

Dry the buckets completely.

Next, download the cut file set, upload to Cricut Design Space, and follow the prompts to cut the shapes from the heat transfer vinyl.

Since there is no text in the files, you do not need to mirror the design, but do remember to put the heat transfer vinyl shiny-side-down onto the light grip mat.

SVG of a smile

Weed each design and gently position them on the corresponding laundry pod bucket. 

smile face on laundry bucket

Use the EasyPress Mini to affix the designs onto the front side (the flattest side) of each laundry bucket.

Halloween Laundry Bucket Craft

Carefully, peel away the transfer sheet from the laundry bucket.

candle in bucket

Place tealights into the laundry buckets and enjoy!

Halloween Laundry Bucket Craft

HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKET TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made Halloween Laundry Buckets with a Cricut, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO CREATE HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKETS USING A CRICUT?

One of the many reasons I love my Cricut is because everything ends up looking so amazing in less time.

This Halloween Laundry Bucket craft takes approximately 22 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 5 minutes to gently remove the labels
  • Close to 6 minutes to wash and dry the buckets
  • Around 5 minutes to download the cut files and print
  • 6 minutes to apply the labels to the buckets

If you were painting the faces to the buckets this could take a long time  because you would need to draw the faces, make sure they are perfect, then paint and wait for it to dry. 

Cricut Buckets

DO I NEED TO PAINT THE LAUNDRY BUCKETS BEFORE USING THEM?

Nope. I selected laundry buckets that match the color of Frankenstein, a ghost, and a pumpkin so no painting is necessary.

If you can’t find a laundry bucket that matches the color you could spray paint it and then apply the vinyl shapes. 

CAN I MAKE HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKETS WITHOUT A CRICUT?

Yes, you can make this Cricut Halloween Laundry Bucket without a Cricut but you would need to paint the faces onto the buckets.

If you were painting the faces to the buckets you could either create a template and then spray paint the faces onto the buckets or hand-paint the faces with a brush and paint. 

WHAT GOES WELL WITH CRICUT HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKETS?

Halloween Laundry Buckets go well with a wide variety of Halloween Crafts.

Some of my personal favorites include:

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKET CRAFT?

This simple Laundry Bucket craft is not only easy, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding cobweb decoration spray, plastic spiders, and Halloween lights like orange lights string around the buckets. 

Halloween craft

HALLOWEEN LAUNDRY BUCKET CRAFT

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Halloween Laundry Bucket Craft

Cricut Buckets

Reuse empty laundry buckets by turning them into Halloween Laundry Buckets, perfect for decorating your front porch. Empty laundry buckets in different colors are docrated with Cricut vinyl cutouts to create a spooky Halloween decor item the whole family will enjoy!

Prep Time 22 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • empty laundry buckets like Gain Pod bucket, Tide Free & Clear Pod bucket, Tide Pod bucket
  • black heat transfer vinyl
  • battery-operated tealights
  • frankenstein’s Monster cut file
  • ghost cut file
  • jack-o-lantern cut file

Tools

  • Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Joy, or Cricut Maker
  • Light Grip Mat
  • Cricut EasyPress Mini

Instructions

  1. Remove labels from the laundry pod buckets and wash them thoroughly. Dry the buckets completely.
  2. Download the cut file set, upload to Cricut Design Space and follow the prompts to cut the shapes from the heat transfer vinyl. Because there is not any text, you do not need to mirror the design, but do remember to put the heat transfer vinyl shiny-side-down onto the light grip mat.
  3. Weed each design and gently position them on the corresponding laundry pod bucket.
  4. Use the EasyPress Mini to affix the designs onto the front side (the flattest side) of each laundry bucket.
  5. Peel away the transfer sheet from the laundry bucket.
  6. Place tealights into the laundry buckets and enjoy!

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Glowing lantern buckets

WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this Cricut craft as much as my family does!

If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #Kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!

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