In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

I just love decorating for Halloween, so I couldn’t resist participating in this month’s Halloween Edition of Craft Lightning. All projects have to take 15 minutes or less to make, excluding drying time.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

I made this cute jack-o-lantern wall hanging (or wreath) from an old silverplated tray I rescued from the Goodwill pile.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

It was way easy — and super fast!

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I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

To start, I shined up my tarnish tray with some silver polish and painted the center with two coats of DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint in Heritage.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

If you get some paint on the rim, just wait until it’s has dried and use a wet cotton swab or a damp paper towel to clean up any mess.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

I used chalk to sketch out my jack-o-lantern face. Though I usually favor scary Halloween decorations, I wanted to make this guy kid-friendly.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

So I painted on a goofy face, using DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin acrylic paint in Black Tie.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

To finish off the jack-on-lantern, I added some black-and-orange Halloween ribbon to the back of the silver tray. You can use hot glue or heavy duty tape for this step. (I was out of glue sticks — craft fail — so I used packing tape.)

Make note of how I folded and positioned the ribbon on the back. This will ensure the jack-o-lantern wreath hangs straight and level.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

I think he’s pretty darn goofy-cute.

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

If you liked this project, here are a few more Halloween crafts you might enjoy:

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Halloween Decorations

DIY Sleepy Hollow Sign

Halloween craft ideas don't get much easier than this! These batty ghosts are quick and easy to make -- and so stinking cute! #MakeItFunCrafts #sponsored

Batty Ghosts

You can't go trick or treating with a plastic pumpkin when you're dressed in a Minecraft Halloween costume. Download this free printable iron-on transfer pattern to make your own Minecraft pumpkin treat bag.

DIY Minecraft Pumpkin Bag

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Craft Lightning Halloween bloggers.



Comments

  1. I think he’s cute! And the chalk first is genius :)

  2. So simple, yet adorable… and upscale too!

  3. This is adorable! I have so many of these trays in my craft room I think I’ll give this a try.
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