First craft: Halloween plates.
TheAnswerIsChocolate . I opted not to add the metal flakes as her tutorial showed, (only 'cause I did not have the supplies) but instead covered the whole plate w/ paper.
Clear glass plates (local Goodwill $2)
Sponge paint brush
Scrap book paper and/or Halloween napkins (I used both)
|Napkins from Target, $1.50. And you only use a couple so you still have plenty left to use for your Halloween party.|
Step 1: Measure the bottom of the plate and cut out a circle to match from either the napkins or scrapbook paper. I wanted the skull on the bottom, so I cut my circle with the skull in the middle of the circle.
Step 2: Paint just the bottom of the plate with Mod Podge.
Step 3: Press your cutout circle onto the Mod Podge on the plate with your fingers. The object is to press out all the bubbles. Then paint over the paper with more Mod Podge.
Step 4: Cut strips of paper a little wider then the width of the sides of the plate. Paint one side of the plate with Mod Podge. Apply a strip of paper to the Mod Podged plate as you did with the circle. Press the paper down with your fingers, then cover the paper w/ a layer of Mod Podge. Continue until all sides of the plate are covered.
Step 5: Once all paper is applied,cover the entire surface with another layer of Mod Podge.
Step 7: Once dry, use a sharp knife to cut off the excess paper around the edges.
Step 8: Ta da! You now have beautiful Halloween plates! Obviously these cannot go in the dishwasher, but you can use a damp cloth to wash off the top after use.
Second Craft: Spooky Bottles
http://www.fantasyjr.com/printable-halloween-labels/ or from Just Something I Made or from The Graphic Fairy. I use these sites for lots of fun free printables.
Step 1: Get some cool looking empty bottles. (I keep used bottles just for this occasion.)
Step 2: Remove the labels by soaking under warm water and scrubbing w/ soap.
Step 3: Apply labels w/ double sided sticky tape or Mod Podge or glue. Your choice!
Step 4: Fill with colored water and oil.
Step 5: Set out amongst your Halloween welcome center-piece.
NOTE: The Boy felt that the Rat Poison needed something "extra" so he filled the bottle w/ rice. Nice touch!
Third Craft: Halloween Pictures
The Graphic Fairy . Talk about simple! I did this craft while waiting for my kids to finish getting dressed Saturday morning.
Step 1: Print out picture of your choice onto card stock.
Step 2: Frame!
Hope you enjoy! Happy Halloween.