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This Cute DIY Halloween Candy Stand is Perfect for Your Front Porch

This Cute DIY Halloween Candy Stand is Perfect for Your Front Porch

I don’t know about you, but my kids are at the BEST age for trick or treating, and the last thing I want to do is miss out on the fun! But I still want a fun way to greet trick-or-treaters who stop by our house while we’re out. Because our neighbourhood is always super busy with little ones and big kids at heart, a not-too-spooky treat station was in order.


I set out to create one with three things in mind: it had to be cheap, easy, and cute! This cute DIY Halloween candy stand doesn’t require much time, effort, or craft skills.  Without further adieu, here’s how to create the cutest Halloween candy stand for the little ghosts and goblins knocking at your door.

materials to make a DIY Halloween stand

Materials Needed:

  • Small utility cart
  • 2×4 lumber cut to 36 inches each 
  • Large white Dollar Store plant pot
  • Clear Dollar Store bowl
  • Zip Ties
  • 3x Drop Sheets
  • Black Felt
  • Scissors
  • Drill

Step One: Build the Stand 

Drill some holes in the bottom of your plant pot so you can secure it to the top of the cart. I used a drill to make four holes, placed it on the cart’s top shelf and used zip ties to secure it.

tub and cart to make a Halloween stand

I wanted my friendly ghost to have arms, so for this, I took a piece of 2×4 and attached it to the underside of the top shelf of the utility cart using more zip ties. The skeleton of the cart is done! Super easy, right?

Related: 4 DIY Pumpkin Decorations and Crafts Perfect for Your Fall Porch

Making a Halloween stand using pieces of wood and a container

Step Two: Make Your Friendly Ghost 

Afterwords, take three white Dollar Store drop sheets (I used three because they were thin and a bit see-through on their own) and layered them on top of the zip-tie-cart creation. I took some scissors and rounded out the bottom edges of the sheets. Using some black felt, cut out two oval eyes and use a glue gun to stick them on for a minimal face. Isn’t he cute?



A white sheet covering a Halloween stand

Related: How to Make an Easy Yarn Tassel Garland (With a Festive Twist!)

Step Three: Add the Final Touches 

Finally, take a large bowl that fits in the top of the plant pot and press it down, securing the sheets and finishing your treat station.  Take the ghost candy stand outside and fill the bowl with candy. I styled him with a chalkboard sign, some pumpkins and a little treat bucket. And there you have it, the cutest DIY Halloween candy standHappy haunting! 

Halloween stand filled with candy

Images courtesy of Courtney Ryall. 

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