I found this wooden cannister at a yard sale for almost nothing.Â It had an outdated Christmas pattern on it and the bottom was coming out so I glued the bottom back in and painted it black and just stenciled it.Â The candy sticks are made from wooden dowels.
- any kind of cannisterÂ (These are easy to find at thrift stores or yard sales. The metal ones are everywhere.)
- wooden dowels
- black and orange paint
- masking tape
Paint your cannister with a flat black paint. After it dries lightly scuff the edges with sandpaper to give it an aged look.
Stencil or paint whatever design you want.Â I put Trick or Treat on the side in large letters on the side.
Paint dowel flat black.Â I usually do this by putting some paint on the dowel with a rag and just rubbing it in.Â That way it is rubbed into the wood and doesn’t pull off when I remove the tape.
Wrap the dowel with masking tape or whatever tape you’re using as shown above.Â Different sizes of tape will create different looks so you can have a variety of patterns just by using smaller tape.
Paint the stick orange.
Peel off the tape.
Lightly sand the dowel to give it an aged look.
Cut into four or five inch pieces.