Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas
Yesterday, I introduced you to my new friend.
I feel like he should have a name.¬† You can‚Äôt have a dapper hat and¬† not have a name.¬† Any thoughts?
And he wasn‚Äôt the only thing I painted gold.¬† There were pumpkins‚Ä¶
And bigger pumpkins, a paper mache skull,
And a couple of smaller skeletons.
And then the original item I planned to spray ‚Äì the place card holders.¬† Honestly, I had no intention of spraying so much, but once I started I couldn‚Äôt stop.¬† I debated about spraying the skeleton, but then I figured, can you really go wrong with a gold skeleton?
So what did I use to create my elegantly spooky world?
Krylon‚Äôs 18kt. Gold Plate Spray.¬† This stuff rocked my world.¬† Covered easily, dried fast ‚Äì and even the spray nozzle was very easy to use.¬† I found mine at Hobby Lobby and it was not very expensive - I think less than $6.00. ¬† A little trick, don‚Äôt overly shake it, I kind of liked it better when it was a little mottled and uneven, it looked more like gold leafing ‚Äì but a whole lot easier and quicker.
The pumpkins all started cheap and simple ‚Äì styrofoam basics.¬† For the ones with patterns, I first used the 3D gloss enamels.¬† It is actually meant for glass which really didn‚Äôt matter.¬† The only problem was that it had a 72 hour drying time and I am not that patient with projects usually.¬† If you were to use it on glass, you bake it so the time is quick.¬† I didn‚Äôt think it would work too well to back a styrofoam pumpkin.
These pumpkins worked particularly well (I found them at The Christmas Tree Shops) because they have a decorative curled wire on the top.¬† That made it easy to hold the pumpkin while spraying and gave the place card a place to rest.¬† However, you could just place a place card right on top of the pumpkin as well.
For all of the placecards pumpkins I did a simple dot pattern with the 3D gloss enamel and that seemed to work best and just took a few minutes.¬† I tried different patterns on some of the other ones.¬†¬† You simply draw on your pattern with the tip.
For a few of the pumpkins, the skeletons and the skull, I just used the Krylon spray.
Krylon did not pay me to do this post, I just am letting you know about their product because I really did like using it and would use it again.
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