I’ve been thinking outside the box a bit with Halloween ideas this year. I love the cutesy stuff, but I’ve seen so many beautiful, sparkly, and elegant ideas that look great- and even spooky. My hubby isnt really into Halloween, so I’ve decided that if this holiday is all about me right now (the little ones are a bit too small to really get it), why not have some fun pretties to decorate with?
I didnt want to spend much (under $5) to make a pretty bouquet and vase- and I love how this turned out!
To get this sparkly spooky look, you’ll need:
-aluminum can, washed and spray painted white (I used a can of diced tomatoes)
-sparkly spiderweb foam cutout (from Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts)
-lace quilt edging or ribbon
-fabric mod podge
-Black, brown and metallic silver spray paint
First, spray paint your materials. I used a plain old aluminum can- one from diced tomatoes, to be exact (it was washed and dried before painting) and some leftover silk flowers.
To spray the can, place it on a flat surface and spray on two layers- but be sure to flip upside down in between layers so you have the top and bottom coated.
To spray the flowers, I use a paper bag, and fold it down just a little bit, like shown below:
Spray all around the tops of the flowers with the black and brown paint. Next, grab the paper bag (like you are holding a bouquet), and spray the flower undersides- away from your body. Since my flowers were a deep, dark purple, I let a little of the undor color peek through. If you have light flowers, you’ll want a full coat of paint.
Set the paper bag down and very lightly spray the flowers with the metallic paint from a distance (this will just give it flecks of paint, which looks like sparkles against the black and brown).
Let all your painted items dry, at least one-two hours.
Once your can is dry, give it a nice thick coat of fabric mod podge, and wrap the lace trim all around the can, making sure it is taut as you go. Trim off any excess ribbon.
Let dry, about 1 hour.
Hot glue spiderweb foam cutout on the front, and drop in flowers for a sparkly, spooky display!
This is one of my new favorite fall crafts- I love all the sparkle!
What are YOUR favorite crafts? We’ll be talking about them on Friday, Oct 19 at 2pm EST in my first ever Twitter chat! There will even be $50 to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts up for grabs, so please click here to RSVP!
The lace covered can-turned-vase is gorgeous, so save it for future holidays! Just switch out the foam spiderweb for something else and pop in different flowers for a shabby chic vase!
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