It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is creeping up. I have never been a fan, but my son is just starting to understand a little about it and he’s obsessed with pumpkins so I thought it would be a good year to get my feet wet with some easy Halloween Décor. Baby steps. Maybe next year I’ll tackle something a little more complicated, but for now I start with easy peasy.
All you need for this one is:
Some jars, vases or bottles (the possibilities are endless – dollar store anyone?)
Roll of gauze (for the mummy)
2 bolts (for the Frankenstein)
Here’s how to do it:
Clean the jars and make sure they are dry.
Paint. I did 2 orange for pumpkins, 2 white for a ghost and a mummy and 1 green for Frankenstein.
It took me quite a few coats to get the jars covered. I used acrylic paint.
A friend told me after the fact that there is a primer called Bulls Eye 123 by Zinsser that works great on glass before you paint it.
Use the permanent marker to draw and color the faces. Get creative!!!
Spray with a clear top coat.
Wrap the mummy in the gauze and hot glue the bolts to Frankenstein.
It’s as easy as that! I used some of those felt pads on the bottom so they didn’t mark up my mantle. My very first Halloween craft….
t o o t-t o o t!! (that’s the sound of me tooting my own horn)