Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner?
Did you celebrate Halloween growing up? Of course, we did, and I loved getting dressed up.
I spent months thinking up just the perfect costume to wear.
Growing up in Pennsylvania, we also had mischief night the night before Halloween. Unfortunately, this night was nothing but trouble!
Today, I don’t get dressed up or trick or treating, but I sure enjoy decorating the house and seeing all those adorable trick or treaters.
Tape off the handles if you don’t want them to get paint on them.
Using an Exacto knife, cut out the eyes, nose, and mouth ( be very careful )
Spray the inside of the buckets metallic gold.
Paint the exterior with this matte black acrylic paint
I used these battery-operated candles inside of the large lanterns. To fit a battery-operated tea light inside the small ones, you need to add a slit down the back. Or make the top hole larger.
I do not advise using real candles as these are plastic.
I started with a simple wire witch hat metal frame
Next, I gathered a small bunch of natural raffia and hot glued it to the top of the hat along with one piece of the black mesh netting.
I then added a burlap ribbon bow to the brim and this darling “The Witch is in ” sign I found at the Dollar Tree.
Gather a stick approximately 3-4″ tall
Gather a few bunches of small twigs about 18″ long and glue them onto one end of the stick
Once you have enough sticks, wrap them well with this jute-covered wire.
Lastly, I have an adorable treat for you! Oreo Bats
Separate the top and bottom of a cookie, remove the icing. Using a serrated knife, gently slice the two pieces of cookie in half.
Using the Writing gel, squirt a small amount on the corner of one of the cookie halves and attach to the top of another whole Oreo.
Repeat with the other bat wing. Add two dabs of getting and place the eyes.