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 made this cute jack-o-lantern wall hanging (or wreath) from an old silverplated tray I rescued from the Goodwill pile.
It was way easy — and super fast!
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 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.
So I painted on a goofy face, using DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin acrylic paint in Black Tie.
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 think he’s pretty darn goofy-cute.
If you liked this project, here are a few more Halloween crafts you might enjoy:
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Craft Lightning Halloween bloggers.