Perfect Pumpkin Halloween Treat Mugs

Today I’m sharing a quick and simple Halloween DIY that can be put together last minute as a treat for friends or teachers this year. These little halloween treat mugs are a great way to show someone you appreciate them this holiday and make a perfect handmade project for the kids.

Start with a plain orange mug {we got our at the dollar store}. Using a fine point black sharpie draw a pumpkin face in the centre on the front of the mug. Using a thicker black sharpie fill in your pumpkin face. When drawing with a sharpie on ceramics follow these instructions to make your design permanent! Pretty cool huh!?
Next fill your pumpkin mugs with your favourite orange coloured treat. We used orange tootsie rolls but when I went in search of orange treats I found there were plenty of options. There are orange and black smarties out for halloween, you could use orange slices,  marshmallow circus peanuts, orange jelly bellies, peach salt water taffy, etc! Head to your favourite bulk foods store to stock up and add enough treats to a cellophane bag to fill your mug. Tie with a length of green ribbon or lace, attach a little leaf shaped tag and you’re done! 
I love coming up with handmade gift ideas that the kids can get involved in and these were perfect for the whole family! Let older children draw their own pumpkin faces and for smaller kids you can outline a face and have them colour it in. My kids can’t wait to give these to their teachers and I’m thrilled with how quick + inexpensive they were to put together!
Thank you so much for visiting, enjoy creating your very own Halloween treat mugs! 
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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. says

    Such a cute little project!! Always love an inexpensive hands of activity/gift that kids can do. Oh, wouldn’t these be super cute for christmas/winter too…as snowmen and hot cocoa? :)

  2. says

    you were so right, these are the PERFECT halloween treat mugs. My kiddos are all sick right now … but that I’m half tempted to load them in the car and hit the dollar store right now! Great idea, thanks for sharing

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