Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas

Yesterday, I introduced you to my new friend.

Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas

I feel like he should have a name.  You can’t have a dapper hat and  not have a name.  Any thoughts?

And he wasn’t the only thing I painted gold.  There were pumpkins…

Easy Halloween Decorating

And bigger pumpkins, a paper mache skull,

Easy Pumpkin craft

And a couple of smaller skeletons.

Easy Halloweeen Decorating Ideas

And then the original item I planned to spray – the place card holders.  Honestly, I had no intention of spraying so much, but once I started I couldn’t stop.  I debated about spraying the skeleton, but then I figured, can you really go wrong with a gold skeleton?

 Easy Halloween Place Card Holder

So what did I use to create my elegantly spooky world?

Krylon’s 18kt. Gold Plate Spray.  This stuff rocked my world.  Covered easily, dried fast – 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’t overly shake it, I kind of liked it better when it was a little mottled and uneven, it looked more like gold leafing – but a whole lot easier and quicker.

Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas

The pumpkins all started cheap and simple – styrofoam basics.  For the ones with patterns, I first used the 3D gloss enamels.  It is actually meant for glass which really didn’t 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’t 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.

Easy Halloween Decorations

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.

Easy Halloween Craft Collage

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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