I made these fabric buckets following this tutorial springform fabric buckets by Amy at badskirt. I found some halloween buckets on sale for $0.50 at one of the dollar store chains. After lunch my sister and brother kindly stopped and let me jump out at all the dollar stores on the way home. We found some halloween candy baskets for $0.50 on clearance.
For the potholders I followed this tutorial quilted potholders by Elizabeth at Oh Frasson. I really liked the cutout to make it go over your hand without it being a mitt. That way they can be used as trivets as well.