Metallic Copper Halloween Decor with Paint
Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. I’ve always said that I decorate mostly for my kids. I love creating things, and I love to decorate but usually I’d rather be putting up pretty fall leaves with my pumpkins than spiders and creepy stuff. The kids sure do love the creepy things though, and I sure do love them! While I do enjoy creating the occasional scary thing for them, sometimes I just want pretty things. I found myself wondering how I could have prettier Halloween decorations, and still give them some spooky. It’s a compromise. I decided to take some of the plain ordinary “creepy” Halloween things and add some shine! Using just a little bit of Dazzling Metallic Copper and Turquoise paint from my friends over at DecoArt, I turned ordinary Halloween items into fancy Copper Halloween decor!
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I bought this creepy skull a few years ago on the after holiday clearance. He made me laugh because he sings “I ain’t got no body” and he was just $2. So I took him home. All three kids have enjoyed him for those few years. Skeletons are certainly not pretty though. I decided it was time for him to have a little “face lift.” Nothing a little paint can’t fix!
I had this Dazzling Metallics paint on hand for another project. But I just couldn’t resist. This line of paint is seriously so much fun!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Copper Halloween painted Decor:
- Plastic Skull, Spiders, or other Plastic Halloween Decor
- Dazzling Metallic Paint in Copper and Peacock Pearl
Wipe down the skull to make sure it’s clean. Then start painting! I used two coats of the Copper Dazzling Metallic paint. Look how great that coverage is!
I painted some black plastic spiders from the Dollar Store while I was at it. I also glued magnets to the undersides of these spiders so they can go on the fridge, or the door! Anywhere metal!
Use the Peacock Pearl Dazzling Metallic paint to fill in the eyes, and nose. You could add other details if you felt the need. I wanted to keep things simple. Let the paint fully dry. About an hour. Look how shiny and happy he looks!
It took maybe 30 minutes to get full coverage on this reasonably sized skull, and then you just have to wait for it to dry. It’s that easy! You would never guess that this is a $2 clearance skull. Plus, he still sings, which now is even better since he’s so shiny and pretty! I don’t think he minds so much that he doesn’t have a body anymore.
Just the right amount of sparkle and glam on this creepy Copper Halloween Decoration! I love copper anything, and if you are like me you’ll know how hard it is to find Copper Holiday decor sometimes (at least without spending an arm and a leg!) This was the perfect solution to my problem!
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