Rapunzel Trick or Treat Pail

Upcycled Plastic Pumpkin Rapunzel Trick or Treat Pail

I’m no stranger to plastic pumpkin transformations. To complete my daughter’s friend’s Pascal Halloween Costume, I made this Tangled inspired Rapunzel Trick or Treat Pail.

Upcycled Rapunzel Bucket or Halloween

I did do a full YouTube video. So, watch the video and then keep scrolling for the list of materials and full detailed instructions.

Watch the Video

Paper Mache Plastic Pumpkins

As I have shown in the past with the Dia de los Muertos trick or treat pail I made, you have to Paper Mache the pumpkin first.


  • Plastic Trick or Treat Pails
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • White Glue
  • Bowls
  • Paper Towels

Paper Mache Pumpkin


  1. Cut the newspaper into strips.
  2. In a bowl, mix 50/50 water and white glue. This doesn’t have to be exact.
  3. After cutting the handles off of the pumpkins, dip the strips into the mixture, squeeze excess, and place each strip onto the pumpkin until it is covered.
  4. Wipe off the bottom of the pail with a paper towel and allow the pumpkins to dry overnight. I placed them on top of a bowl to avoid getting stuck onto the table or the newspaper.

Rapunzel Trick or Treat Pail Details

Now it’s time to turn it into Rapunzel’s dress! Here’s what you need.


  • Purple Paint and Paint Brush
  • Light Purple Felt
  • Fabric Hole Punch (affiliate link)
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Yellow or Pink Ribbon
  • Lace Trim
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Ribbon for the Handle
  • Craft Knife

DIY Rapunzel Trick or Treat Pail


Note: I used yellow because I had it already had it. To me, it looked like it represented Rapunzel’s golden hair. However, if you prefer, use pink ribbon, which is more like Rapunzel’s dress in the movie.

  1. Paint the pumpkin light purple with acrylic craft paint and allow it to dry.
  2. Cut two pieces of felt in the length of the pumpkin and angle one side creating a V shape for the bodice of Rapunzel’s “dress”.
  3. Use a hole punch for fabric (or scissors) to make the holes.
  4. Hot glue the straight edged side to the pumpkin.
  5. Lace the ribbon into the holes making a bow at the top.
  6. Add lace trim to the rim of the bucket using hot glue.
  7. Wrap the ends of the ribbon for the handle with masking tape and insert into the existing holes of the bucket. Use a craft knife to help punch through the holes.

There you have it! Don’t forget to check out the Pascal Halloween Costume I made!

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