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Halloween Craft Pumpkin Light #PinterestChallenge

My Pinterest Challenge this month was such a fun one!  I was inspired by these jack o' lantern outdoor light covers I found at Arts, Crafts and Family.  So cute, so cheap and so easy!  What a great combination.  Our #PinterestChallenge party is hosted by Erlene at My Pinterventures. You should check out the site. So many good crafts and recipes!


For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

To get started I went to my local Dollar Tree. First, I bought my pumpkin buckets from The Dollar Tree. I didn't worry about messing up the project because I only had $2 invested in it. You can find the loot buckets by following this link. This project is so simple, you can see the steps listed below.

Yield: 2
Author: Terri Steffes
Estimated cost: $2

Pumpkin Outdoor Light Covers

A cute, fast and easy way to add Halloween decor to the front of your home!
prep time: 2 Mperform time: 18 Mtotal time: 20 M


  • 2 trick or treat pumpkin buckets
  • pair of strong scissors


  • a pair of strong scissors


  1.   Remove the handle from the bucket.
  2.  Make a cut in the back from the top to where the bottom starts.
  3.   Continue to cut around the bottom of the bucket.
  4.   About 3" before where you started, cut back up the back of the pumpkin.
  5.   Discard the bottom and side piece.
  6.   Wrap the outdoor light fixture with the cut pumpkin bucket.
  7.   Adjust as needed.


If your bucket is a cheap one like the ones I used, you may have some splits at the bottom.  My first one didn't split but my second one did.
Created using Craft Card Maker

Check out all the other cute #PinterestChallenge posts!  It's fun to see what people picked from Pinterest to try out at home!

 Now, let's see what the other hosts have created ⇓

Would you like to comment?

  1. I have seen this before and it's brilliant. What a cool idea for Halloween. Now I can't wait to try it.

  2. I remember using pumpkin buckets for landscaping covers. Cute idea. Never thought about doing what you shared. Love the look.

  3. Anonymous4:58 PM

    What an awesome idea! They look awesome!

  4. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

  5. What a great idea! These are so cute. Pinned.

  6. I love this! Super cute!

  7. What a sweet idea for Halloween! Too cute!

  8. This is such a cute idea to dress up house lights for Halloween.

  9. What a fun way to add some Halloween to your outdoor decor!

  10. Ok, I now have to run back to the dollar store to grab pumpkin buckets! Love this

  11. Love that this is inexpensive and a quick hack to decorate outdoors for Halloween. Pinned.


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