DIY Buffalo Check Pumpkin Candy Holder

Thanks to The Home Depot for sponsoring today’s post! 

Create a super fun Buffalo Check Pumpkin Candy Holder for your Halloween treats!


If you have been following my blog this Fall, you know I am in love with buffalo check and pumpkins. So when I started thinking about putting my own fun spin on this project, I had to incorporate both. Check out my Buffalo Check Pumpkin Candy Holder!


Isn’t that so fun?! This month the Home Depot’s is hosting a DIH Workshop where you will be able to make your own Candy Holder. This project isn’t just for the trick-or-treaters. I think this candy holder would be great for an adult costume party too!  So here’s the details on when and where you can make yours:

Register for the DIHWorkshop at Home Depot!

This project required basically two items: plywood and paint! So easy, right?! 

DIY Buffalo Check Pumpkin Candy Holder

Supplies Needed: 

  • 2 x 2 plywood
  • Mixing container
  • Paint

Tools Required:

Painting the buffalo check pattern is pretty easy. You will need three coordinating paint colors. Starting with the dark stripe, I used Deep Onyx . For the medium stripe I mixed the Deep Onyx at 25%. And the for light stripe, I mixed one part of the medium paint with one part white (Simply White). 

Now that you know about the paint, let me show you how to paint the buffalo check pattern. A little tip: Painters tape will be your best friend with this paint project! 😉 


Step 1: Paint plywood pumpkin white for base coat. Next, draw grid with pencil.

Step 2: Then tape off the lines horizontal to paint lightest stripe first. 

Step 3: Tape off vertical lines for medium paint stripes. Then it’s time for the last step.

Step 4: Using the darkest paint, paint the squares where the vertical and horizontal lines interest.  

Step 5: Fill with candy and enjoy!


And that is pretty much it. Once it was dry, I lightly sanded the whole pumpkin to give it a little softer look. You know your little trick-or-treaters will love this candy holder sitting on your front door step…so be sure and register to attend this Thursday’s (Oct 19) DIH Workshop!

But wait! There’s more!

Visit these other amazing bloggers and see their version of this Tombstone Candy Holder by simply clicking on the name of their blog linked below:

 DIY Huntress | The Turquoise HomeInspiration for Moms (that’s me!)

Shades of Blue InteriorsDomestically Speaking | A Pumpkin and a Princess

Junque Cottage | The Creative Mom | Make It Love It | My Repurposed Life

Have you recently been to an in-store Workshop at The Home Depot? Maybe you attended the fun Beverage Station workshop from last year? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! Feel free to leave your comments here. 

Don’t forget to sign up HERE to build your Tombstone Candy Holder!

*The Home Depot partners with bloggers such as me for DIH Workshop program.  As part of this program, I received compensation for my time.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.


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