I’ve been digging through my Halloween stash to see what I want to paint for this year and what I already have. I thought I’d paint a haunted house and then I realized I’d already done one.
Maybe a spooky tree? Nope. Done that too.
Well, dang. I might as well share the list with you in case you want to paint some this year.
Let’s start with the dollar store, ‘kay? For a couple of reasons . . . first, it’s pretty much my favorite hangout this time of year and, second, most people feel a little more comfortable painting something that only cost a buck. It’s like, if it’s a total #fail, you’re out less than a cup of coffee.
Can you believe coffee costs more than a dollar? sheesh.
My age is showing.
They have these plastic platters again this year. I just saw it.
Spraypainted pumpkins, a l’il touch up on the sign . . . easy-peasy stuff.
These are easier than they look.
What do you do with the dollar store felt shapes they have for nearly every season? Me, I paint them.
Are you surprised?
Here are a couple of burlap projects. Not from the dollar store, but nearly as cheap, and definitely fun to paint on. I’ll be doing a video demo next week for painting on burlap. I’ll give you the details when I’m sure of them.
This is painted with just black paint. And there are tutorials for all of the elements in the post, although they’re listed below here too.
As long as you’re painting burlap, you might as well make a couple two, three or five of these too.
Halloween Painting Tutorials
These were all done on watercolor paper for demonstration purposes but get creative. They’re very basic so they’ll work on a lot of different things.
This next group were painted on canvas but the tutorials are pretty straightforward, I think.
This final group is just an assortment of crafts and decorations I’ve done for Halloween.
Not actually Halloween, but throw some old branches in there and stick a raven or two on them and it’ll pass.
That’s a pretty decent group, dontcha think? But I have a few new projects coming up that I’m pretty excited about, mwahahaha.
Did I scare you?
Something got lost in the translation, I think.
My big brother used to hide behind corners, jump out, and bellow a fiendish laugh to scare the ever-loving pee-pee right out of me.
Can I say pee-pee?
I guess I just did, didn’t I?
It’s almost Halloween so that makes it okay.
(Yes, I realize that makes absolutely no sense but let’s just go with and not try to understand why my brain is the way it is.)
What type of Halloween décor do you like? Scary? Whimsical? A little of everything? Do tell!