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Frightening Halloween Garland

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This Halloween decorating idea is both fun and spooky. Make a Frightening Halloween Garland to hang over your mantel or on the wall. Party guests will love this fun alternative to the traditional Christmas decoration. Easy to store, this Halloween decoration idea is the perfect addition to your other decor. This Frightening Halloween Garland will soon be a new favorite. Kids will also appreciate its not-so-spookiness and may even have fun helping you create the garland.

Frightening Halloween Garland
Frightening Halloween Garland
This image courtesy of plaidonline.com

Primary Technique: General Crafts

Occasion/Theme: Fall

Beginner

Materials:

  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Autumn Leaves, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Violet Pansy, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Licorice, 2 oz.
  • #1 Liner paintbrush
  •  3/8” Flat paintbrush
  •  #3 round paintbrush
  •  5 – 2” clear glass ball ornaments
  •  1 Yard orange/black tinsel garland
  •  10 Small clear round gems
  •  Glue

Instructions:

  1. Using flat brush, stroking from bottom to top, paint one ornament Fresh Foliage and one Wicker White. Alternate Pure Orange and Autumn Leaves for pumpkin.
     
  2. Apply facial features and details with liner brush and desired color(s). Create any dots using handle end of a paintbrush or the liner brush tipped with paint.
     
  3. On remaining two ornaments, paint stripes with round brush using all colors except Wicker White. When dry, paint Wicker White starbursts with liner brush. Glue 5 gems randomly on each striped ornament.
     
  4. To create garland, start at center and lightly tie one ornament. Working out from center, attach rest of ornaments approximately 5” apart.

Notes:

  • Insert a paintbrush handle inside ornaments to hold as you paint.

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